Hey Forklift Fans, here’s for a a fun family activity for Mother’s Day!!!!
Toddler Sensory Tour & Baby Food Gardening Workshop – May 10th, 10:30am
Location: Eco-City Farms*
Presenters: Deborah Wren & Ryan Cooper
Organization: Eco-City Farms
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Price: FREE ($5 suggested family donation)
*Note: This workshop will be held at Eco-City Farms, located just around the corner from Community Forklift at 4913 Crittenden Street, Edmonston, MD 20781
Eco-City Farms is partnering with Community Forklift this Mother’s Day weekend to provide hands-on learning for the whole family. We’ll start the day with a twenty-minute sensory tour of Eco-City Farm’s gardens, ideal for the curious toddler.
After the tour, we’ll give the children a chance to make Mother’s Day cards with paint made from vegetables, while interested parents attend a Baby Food Gardening Workshop hosted by Ryan Cooper.
In this class we will discuss what veggies you can grow that can be easily turned into baby food and how to grow them in a baby friendly manner. We’ll also learn how to turn your harvest into nutritious and delicious food for your infant. The class will finish with an opportunity to taste test some homemade baby foods. No previous gardening or cooking experience is required. If you have a baby, are having a baby, or just like the consistency of beets which have been ground into a paste, this class is for you!
Instructor Ryan Cooper has over a decade of experience as a horticulturist. After becoming a father earlier this year, he decided to combine his knowledge of gardening with his desire to feed his son the very best and put together this class to help others do the same.
….and then, later on this month, we’ve got another great workshop for gardeners!
Edible Edens: Landscape Design to Grow it & Eat it! May 17th, 2pm
Location: Community Forklift
Presenter: Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau
Organization: Master Gardeners / University of Maryland Agricultural Extension
Did you know there is a movement known as Edible Landscaping? Wherever you live, you can enjoy fresh produce that you grow yourself — and it can be beautiful enough for the front yard! Learn how to combine perennial, colorful and nutritious fruits, flowers and vegetables into designs for your yard, balcony, windows or rooftop for year round abundance. It’s fun, creative, educational, cost-effective and a great way to “grow” friends as well!
Phyllis Thibodeau has been a certified Master Gardener since 2008, working on various projects throughout Maryland, including schoolyard gardens, rainscaping, and edible landscapes. She has enjoyed working with teams to support Cylburn Arboretum, City Blossoms and Druid Park Earth Day festival in Baltimore, Audubon Society at work in Silver Spring, Chesapeake Ecology Center in Annapolis, and currently with Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island. Phyllis also is an educator and career consultant focused on the “Green Economy”.
She is founder and CEO of Chesapeake Career Consulting, working with various organizations, schools, professionals, leaders and students, locally and globally, with common focus on preparing “next generation leaders for a sustainable future”!