Learning to cook, garden or get a better understanding about nutrition will benefit you for the rest of your life; financially and health-wise. It’s a great time to learn to prepare healthful meals on a budget, as gardening season is in full swing and local produce is abundant and inexpensive.
Local Matters runs a teaching kitchen, the CareSource Community Kitchen, where they teach free and sliding scale gardening, nutrition, and cooking classes in German Village in Columbus. These “Pay What You Can” classes are open to the public and will focus on fundamental cooking classes, learning to garden, fun cooking with the family, and documentaries and conversations about food and culture.
Check out the schedule and register for classes on the website.
Hands-on Free Cooking and Gardening Classes
March 4 – Hands-On Class: Meatless Mondays
March 11 – Hands-On Class: The Mediterranean Diet
March 14 – Cooking Demonstration: Cooking for Diabetes
March 18 – Hands-On Class: Cooking with Kids
March 21 – Growing Workshop: Planning your Garden
March 25 – Hands-On Class: Dinner in 30 (minutes)
March 28 – Cooking Demonstration: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
April 3 – Hands-On Class: Cooking with Kids
April 8 – Cooking Demonstration: Homemade Pasta Sauces Three Way
April 11 – How (and why!) to start a garden
April 15 – Hands-On Class: Make Your Own Burrito Bowls
April 18 – Food for Thought: A Conversation with Andy Fisher
April 22 – Hands-On Class: Eating Green for Earth Day
Apeil 25 – Hands-On Class: Breakfast for Dinner
April 29 – Hands-On Class: Under the Sea – Fish & Seafood
May 1 – Growing Workshop: Honey bee and native bee workshop
May 2 – Cooking Demonstration: Making a weekly meal plan
May 6 – Hands-On Class: Good pho you – Vietnamese cooking
May 13 – Hands-On Class: Knife Skills
May 16 – Cooking Demonstration: Low-sodium cooking
May 20 – Hands-On Class: Healthy snacks & healthful celebrations
May 23 – Growing Workshop: What can I grow in this? Container Gardening
May 28 – Hands-On Class: Taco Tuesday
Classes are from 6-7:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm.
All are welcome regardless of skill level or ability to pay. Children are welcome to most classes, if accompanied by an adult.
All classes take place in Local Matters’ CareSource Community Kitchen
633 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206