Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Room: Sacramento Room/Doubletree Hotel

Benefits of a Hands-On Farm-Based Curriculum

  • Brenda Ruiz, Chef, Slow Food Sacramento

  • Stephen Payne, School Farmer and Garden Teacher, Sacramento Waldorf School

  • Moderator: Heather Berkoben, Community Nutrition Adviser, Dairy Council of California

In this workshop we will examine how a craft-based curriculum helps to build qualities of character in the developing child, and how the facets of challenging work, outdoors on the farm, supports and advances cognitive, social, emotional and intellectual functioning. We'll also look at how the use of tools exercise the brain far beyond the mastery of just using the tool.