Session One will provide an overview of urban gardening, including history, food access, food justice, and best practices. This class will also offer the basics of what we need to consider and steps we need to take in starting our own gardens and growing systems at our homes.
In Session Two, we will get down and dirty learning how to plant and tend a garden! This session will take place at the Rooftop Farm at Boston Medical Center and will include a tour of the farm and hands-on practice planting and working on the farm. Each student will plant their own small crate container to take home with them!
Session Three will conclude the series by learning how to prepare the future harvests of our gardens! The class will make seasonal dishes that are both reflective of what the farmers are growing now, but are also healthy and easy to cook at home. The class will conclude with a meal and any final questions students may have on anything that they have learned during the course. The menu may include a Farmers Market Quiche with a sweet potato crust served with a rubbed kale salad.