Community Gardens - How Green Beans Saved the McCarthy Child Development and Training Center Pt.1 and Pt.2
This workshop is made up of two parts; First, a presentation on how the McCarthy Child Development and Training Center came back from near ruin to a fully NAEYC accredited program using nutrition and community gardens as its focus and rallying point for staff and community. Second, an on-site tour of the center and it's Community Garden and Kitchen Garden. The Community Garden is for families to learn to grow food and the Kitchen Garden grows food exclusively for the children's meal service. We harvest close to 1,000 pounds per year. Please note: Part 2 of this workshop requires an RSVP, attendees will have to use shared transportation to go to the on-site tour. Don't miss this opportunity.
RSVP for Part 2 to Chris - Rideshare
Dianne Russom, McCarthy Family Child Development & Training Center
Dianne Russom is the Program Director for the McCarthy Family Child Development & Training Center at College of the Desert. The center is the lab school for the Early Childhood Education program at the College. Ms. Russom has also been teaching at the college as Adjunct Faculty for nearly 15 years.