Edible Schoolyard Kern County launches first-ever adult Summer Workshop Series

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Edible Schoolyard Kern County launches first-ever adult Summer Workshop Series

Enrollment opens for workshops that provide adults with unique culinary learning experiences

Bakersfield, Calif. (Wednesday, June 29, 2022) – The Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC) today announced the launch of its first-ever Summer Workshop Series for local adults. Workshop participants will be able to learn the basics of pickling, jamming and pasta making. The new workshop series, which also serves as a fundraiser for ESYKC’s upcoming garden projects, will accept signups until each class reaches capacity. 

“We are constantly looking for new ways to expand access to the Edible Schoolyard,” said ESYKC Program Director Dylan Wilson. “We got the idea to do this series from our community. A lot of the people we meet long to be a part of the edible education process and to gain access to our unique learning experience.”

Those who attend will gain an unparalleled, hands-on learning experience and expand their kitchen abilities. Jamming and pickling workshops will teach how to preserve summer fruits and produce using simple ingredients typically found in participants’ kitchens. During the pasta-making class, those in attendance will also enjoy a selection of carefully curated wines by the owners of Campo Bar + Bottle.

“We hope that adults can take these kitchen education experiences and expand them at home with their families,” said Wilson. 

Participants can enroll in each workshop individually. Because this is a pilot test workshop series, availability is limited to adults ages 21 and older. Workshops last 2 hours. 

For more information and to sign up, visit http://esykerncounty.eventbrite.com.

  • Pickling: Tuesday, July 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Jamming: Wednesday, July 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Pasta + Wine: Tuesday, July 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Registration Details

  • Adults can register at http://esykerncounty.eventbrite.com.
  • Limited spots available for each class 
  • $30 per person for pickling and jamming workshops 
  • $85 per person for the pasta-making and wine workshop

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ABOUT EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD KERN COUNTY

Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC) provides hands-on learning and sensory experiences to students through our garden and kitchen classroom programs, community events and educational partnerships. ESYKC is a program of the Grimm Family Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with students, teachers and parents to support initiatives that improve education and community wellness in Kern County.

Edible schoolyard kern county opens Enrollment for summer camp

Bakersfield, CA (April 18, 2022)  Enrollment is open for the  Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC) 2022 Summer Camp program. ESYKC will accept students until they reach capacity. Summer Camp combines ESYKC’s hands-on learning environment in garden and kitchen classrooms with an unmatched educational experience that integrates food cultivation, nutrition and edible education.

“I love watching our students come alive in the kitchen,” said ESYKC Program Director Dylan Wilson. “There’s nothing like the inspiration and discovery in their eyes as they slice, mix and cook using ingredients they’ve helped grow and harvest.”

Families can enroll their students in their choice of three Summer Camp sessions. Each session is open to students who will be enrolled in second through sixth grade in Fall 2022. Each session includes five days of half-day instruction:

  • Session 1: Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Session 2 : Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Session 3: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Thanks to the generous support of Dignity Health, Bakersfield, scholarships for Summer Camp were made available to students selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.

An unparalleled, hands-on learning experience

Outdoors, students learn the basics of gardening and the seed-to-table cycle in the Garden Classroom. Campers also spend time indoors in the Kitchen Classroom where they learn to cook recipes that use fresh produce from the garden.

Registration Details

  • Adults can register their children at https://bit.ly/3Ke1jXb
  • Students who will be enrolled in second through sixth grade during Fall 2022 may attend
  • The cost is $350 per camper and includes snacks, lunches, materials, a t-shirt, etc.

About Edible Schoolyard Kern County

Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC) provides hands-on learning and sensory experiences to students through our garden and kitchen classroom programs, community events and educational partnerships. ESYKC is a program of the Grimm Family Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with students, teachers and parents to support initiatives that improve education and community wellness in Kern County.

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