In June 2014 we opened our very own TEACHING GARDEN. This space is located behind our instructional kitchen on 10482 Georgetown Drive in Spotsylvania, VA. The purposes of the garden are:
- To show families how to garden in small spaces
- To show kids how food grows and to inspire kids to eat healthier
- As a place of learning and activity for our cooking students
- As a place to grow food which is used in the kitchen
- As a place to conduct learning activities around gardening
- As a active waiting space for Yum Pediatrics patients
In phase 1, we finished the hardscape of the back of the building with a fence, and several places to grow including raised beds (constructed by Eagle Scout Maverick Dishman). We also are composting kitchen scraps and using a rainbarrel for watering to show kids how to reduce, reuse and recycle. If you are interested in volunteering in our garden, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our volunteer page.
Much of the food that is grown is enjoyed in our cooking classes in the Doctor Yum Project Kitchen and enjoyed by students and vistors stopping by.