The Garden Kitchen Lab is a backyard-to-table STEAM educational program for underserved communities. Our mission is to give youth access to healthy and locally grown food through starting and sustaining food-producing gardens. This hands-on multi-disciplinary program puts the power in the hands of community children, so they understand the link between food production and the environment, and take ownership of their health.
I asked the children to observe a strawberry carefully and smell it before they taste it, taking small bites until finishing one strawberry slowly. I gave them crayons and asked them to draw and write how they felt about strawberries.
Mama strawberry, baby strawberry, and strawberry ‘eggs’.
The outside of a strawberry and the spirit of the strawberry living inside.