|Zenobia Barlow and Pua Mendonca discuss|
creating a food culture.
|Holly Green harvests herbs for afternoon tea.|
|One session featured harvesting|
and preparing amaranth.
In the summer of 2009, I had the pleasure of joining this group when Nancy and her husband Gerry invited over 40 school garden enthusiasts to share in the workshop at their farm. This year there were many familiar faces and a host of new attendees, Gigi Coquito, from Oahu's Hoa `Aina O Makaha, as well as local chef Sandy Barr, Professor of Culinary Arts at Hawai'i Community College in Hilo, and Slow Food. This small, but growing group of teachers, gardeners, food advocates, chefs, parents and students are building a big presence for Hawaii’s schools, farmers, gardens, food, nutrition and environment. At the July 2010 School Garden Teachers workshop, NatureTalks featured the presentation Children’s Perspectives on the Environment -- Gaining Insights. NatureTalks specializes in working with schools and communities in the planning stages of a garden, Before You Dig. Helping you create a school, church or neighborhood garden that meets your specific needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.naturetalks.net for more details.