This holiday season, Rogue Valley Farm to School educators join the Co-op in helping children craft plant-based gifts while parents enjoy a free afternoon to shop, relax, or otherwise prepare for winter festivities. Children 7 and older will have the opportunity to choose a gift to make for a family member. Whether it's an edible creation, herbal body care product, or artistic nature-based craft, each child will take home a unique creation for a loved one. Children will also make gift cards and homemade wrapping paper!
Instructor: Elizabeth Tobey
We proudly introduce to you Elizabeth Tobey of Rogue Valley Farm to School!
Elizabeth grew up on a small farm outside of Portland, Oregon and has had her hands in the dirt ever since. She is grateful for those early childhood experiences growing food and raising animals, and believes it is especially important to provide opportunities for all children to connect to the land and their food in a real, direct way. As she grew up and left home she continued to explore her love of the land, food, people, and how they connect. She spent several years traveling to various parts of the world, volunteering through World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, studying permaculture, farming, natural building, intentional community development, sustainable design, language and culture, writing, yoga, and dance. She has been in Ashland for two years and is now living in community on her own small farm, Squawking Hawk Acres, which she is developing as a demonstration site and educational venue.
Learn more about the program she’s involved with
Rogue Valley Farm to School http://rvfarm2school.org/