Last week, we held our first-ever Spring Break Kids Camp at the Amigos Garden – and what a fun week was had by all! Ranging from 7-12 years of age, our campers enjoyed learning about gardening and healthy eating through hands-on activities such as planting their own basil seeds, harvesting carrots, bok choi, turnips, and sorrel, eating lunch in the Mustard Seed Cafe, and more. They learned how to read nutrition facts, the importance of eating fruits and vegetables in their meals, and got to harvest vegetables and fruits to create their own food art!
At the end of the week, each student took home a bag of goodies, including a cutting board, kid-friendly knife, and measuring implements to use as they continue their food adventures at home!
We want to express a huge thank you to our camp coordinator and nutrition educator Clarissa, our dietician intern Katya, and Daniel for coordinating each day and guiding our students in the joys of gardening and cooking, and to Paso del Norte Health Foundation for funding this program through their Healthy Eating, Active Living grant!