Looking for an activity that will satisfy kids, parents and elders alike, across the generations of your family? Love to garden, cook, or both?
Families can take advantage of a new, *free* program where they grow their own food, harvest it, and then cook healthy recipes together, thanks to the Urbana Park District.
The new Age-Friendly Farm-to-Table gardening and cooking class kicks off March 4. People can grow their own food at a garden plot in Urbana Park District’s Meadowbrook Park. After they harvest the garden, they will use the new demonstration kitchen at Phillips Recreation Center to cook healthy recipes and prepare the food.
The first meeting is March 4 from 10 am to noon at Meadowbrook Park’s Garden Pavilion.
“This program is a great opportunity for generations to come together, get outside and do a fun activity,” said Jacob Johnston, Age-Friendly Resource Specialist. “The gardens are very close to Clark Lindsey in Urbana, so we hope people 50 and better take the opportunity to show us how to garden.”
The gardening and cooking class is open to people of all ages. “It’s free so people can sign up individually or as an entire family. We hope people will learn something new, make new friends and have fun,” Johnston added.
While the class is free, Johnston says people do need to sign up. They can do so online or by calling Urbana Park District at (217) 367-1544.
“We want everyone to know they belong at Urbana Park District, and we hope to see people of all ages and abilities take advantage of this free and fun class,” Johnston concluded.
People can learn more about this class by viewing a short video.