Starting on August 25th, the Urban Agriculture program held its first nutrition class. The 20 youth in the program can now add cooking and consumption to the growing list of skills learned and executed through this summer program. In the class the students participating in activities such as “Sugar Shock” where each student measured how much sugar was in a drink they consume everyday, making dough for pizza, and cooking vegetables grown in the gardens they maintain. The end result was a nutrient rich pizza they all were able to consume and enjoy.
In order to gain a well rounded knowledge of agriculture, the youth have now been apart of the planting, growing, harvesting, selling, cooking, and consumption aspects of agriculture in an urban setting.