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
June 13 – Cooking Demonstration: Cooking for diabetes
June 17 – Hands-On Class: Everything Strawberry!
June 20 – Growing Workshop: How does your garden grow?
June 24 – Cooking Demonstration: Eat the Rainbow
June 27 – Hands-On Class: Taste of Brazil
July 1 – Hands-On Class: Red, White, and Blue!
July 8 – Hands-On Class: Summer Salads
July 11 – Cooking Demonstration: Clean Eating – Whole vs. Processed Foods
July 15 – Hands-On Class: Thai
July 18 – Growing Workshop: Yes, You Can Can!
July 22 – Hands-On Class: Very Berry – Celebrating National Berry Month
July 29 – Hands-On Class: Tofu four ways
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