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Sun, May 01


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Edible Botany - Beans

In-person outdoor class where students study seeds to understand beans. We will make a few dishes and also have some snap peas from our local farmers market. We will discuss how so many countries around the world consume beans in so many delicious ways!

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Edible Botany - Beans
Edible Botany - Beans

Time & Location

May 01, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location is my home


About the Event

In our third class we will take a look at beans and study them as seeds that germinate into plants. We will discuss how beans grow out of a seed and turn into plants.  We will go over the difference of dry beans vs fresh beans and their growing seasons as well.  We will also take a look at countries around the world that cook and consume beans and legumes.  Our two recipes will be hummus and rice and beans. We will also have snap peas and some other vegetables and pita to eat with our hummus. We will be using dry beans in both recipes that I will pre-soak and partially cook to speed up our process. 

students will also create a recipe card and/or a booklet naming the parts of a seed.

We will go over the health and nutritional benefits of eating these plants and how they help our bodies in so many ways. Plants and food are not just for taste but for nourishment, vitality, and long-term health of a growing body and brain.

I will have several types of beans to look at and 2  for us to cook in different recipes. All of them will be vegetarian friendly, and our hummus will have tahini- seseame seeds.   If your child has allergies to any of these foods, this may not be the class to join.

The entire class will be outdoors, so be sure to have your child in close toed shoes, layers, a hat, and a mask they can wear the entire time, except when eating.  We will cook and eat our meals together sharing ideas, discussing measurements of ingredients, and figuring out how much to season our food.  Allowing children to determine these small but meaningful steps, gives them them control of their food choices and aids in building their self-esteem and will.

All my cooking classes follow Montessori pedagogy and we will use materials, books, maps and stories to support our learning environment. I will provide all materials, food and water. Children are welcome to bring a water bottle if they would like, but not needed.

I also provide an outdoor sink they can wash their hands.  However, the restroom is inside.

This is an in-person cooking class for children ages 8-12.  I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and my entire family is also fully vaccinated.  We hope to keep this a fun and safe environment for the children and use all cautionary measures to ensure their safety at this time.

Location: This will be at my home, and for privacy reasons I do not list it on this site.  I will email you once you have RSVP'd. However, we live near SDSU campus.

How to register:

1. RSVP per student

2. Fill out questions with student names, and your contact information and phone number

3. Make payment to secure your spot.

4. Print waiver, before attending for the first time (if you have already done so, you don't need another).

5. Check email 1 week before for final instructions and my address information.

Note: We have a cat, so if your child has any allergies to cats, please be advised.

Thank you, and I'm looking forward to introducing one of the most challenging food groups to your children :)

Ms. Cham

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