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Sun, May 22


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Edible Botany- Soil Matters

Soil is alive, soil is breathing, soil matters. Plants needs living matter to grow in, and our bodies need a healthy gut microbiome for immunity and good mental stability. Classes are outdoors for kids ages 8-12

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Edible Botany- Soil Matters
Edible Botany- Soil Matters

Time & Location

May 22, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

My House


About the Event

In our fourth session of Edible Botany we will take a look at how plants grow.  We will check out soil by taking a handful of it and looking at all those living beings in there.  We will take a sample to look under a microscope and have a discussion of this living organism beneath our feet and why we need to take care of it.  

This session is a call to action focusing on our climate crisis and how food and agriculture contributes to it, but how it can also be the way we solve this issue.  

SO, you are wondering what are we going to cook and eat? bugs? bacteria? nemetodes? 

Fungi. We will be looking at how the secret to all this is that 3rd classification. We will try out a few recipes of mushrooms, and I will work with our local fungal friends to source some beautiful varieties for the kids to try. 

We will make a few dishes and one of them being pizza. We will add mushrooms as a pizza topping, and we will make it on our outdoor grill. This is always a fun activity. They will work with yeast to get dough to rise, and we will also talk about it as a living organism that's all around us that supports life as we know it.

I have some really fun science experiments for us to do to check out how soil erosion works. 

This is defenitely a hands-on workshop!

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

Please visit our Gallery to see photos from last month's class, and from other events.

If you have an older child who would like to join, please let me know. If they are comofortable with this age range, then I am ok with it also.


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