One week ago, Think & Eat Green had 20 secondary teacher candidates from the UBC Faculty of Education visit to learn about the Think & Eat Green @ Schools project and their possible enhanced practicum placements this spring. This Spring these teacher candidates will be working with our partner schools and our community partner organizations (including SPEC, EYA, Fresh Roots, and the Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm project) to further enhance and expand their sustainable food initiatives.
We are so excited to have 20 new energetic team members join us this April for three weeks. During their visit we took a tour of The Orchard Garden, learned about its history, and made a tasty yogurt dip with herbs harvested from the garden. Teacher candidates were given an overview of the Think&EatGreen@School Project and a detailed description of the activities that they will do in April 2013 within the Enhanced Practicum. They went to visit several of the elementary schools where Land & Food Systems students were delivering workshops and demonstrations on Planting Garlic, Preparing and Sharing Food, Preparing a Public Art Display, and demonstrating how to make vermicompost in the classroom.
For more information on the UBC enhanced practicum program please visit: http://enhanced.educ.ubc.ca.
– From Chessa Adsit-Morris & Dr. Alejandro Rojas of the Think & Eat Green Team