HAYville 2012 Program

Know any youth that are interested in farming, cooking, etc.? In this blog you will find information about upcoming HAYville events and Palgrave Community Kitchen P.A. Day cooking events…

May 9, 2012 | | Blogs | Eat Local Caledon | Food

Calling all youth interested in food and farming!

HAYville, which stands for Harvesting Agricultural Youth, is a Food and Farm Business Incubator program for 12-19 year olds in Caledon and surrounding areas.  HAYville aims to foster food and farming enterprise and innovation by empowering youth through hands-on experience in growing, harvesting, cooking, preserving, eating, marketing, selling, business planning and community engagement.

The HAYville Program is run by the Caledon Countryside Alliance and Eat Local Caledon in partnership with local food and farming facilities – Albion Hills Community Farm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, Inglewood Farmers’ Market and the Caledon Farmers’ Market.  The Program is currently funded with a grant from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Note that HAYville activities are free of charge and some are eligible for Secondary School Community Service Hours.   For more information and to register for the program events, please contact [email protected] or (905) 584-6221, or visit http://www.eatlocalcaledon.org/HAYville.htm.  You can also ‘like’ HAYville at http://www.facebook.com/HAYville or follow HAYville on Twitter.

Upcoming May HAYville events:

Saturday, May 12th, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Albion Hills Community Farm, 16555 Humber Station Road

YOUTH FARMING ORIENTATION DAY

Learn about the farming side of the HAYville program.  Become oriented with the Albion Hills Community Farm and help us do the first-round of planting for this year’s HAYville garden!  Learn the basics of soil preparation, vegetable gardening and growing for market.  Come prepared to get dirty and have fun!  And remember…  “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”  – Margaret Atwood

 

Monday, May 14th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue

YOUTH COOKING ORIENTATION

Learn about the cooking and preserving side of the HAYville program.  The evening will involve orientation to the Kitchen and some local cooking!

Friday, May 25th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue

GOING WILD IN THE KITCHEN – YOUTH COOKING EVENT

Learn how to harvest and cook with wild edibles. This evening we are going WILD in the kitchen and make some garlic mustard soup, dandelion root coffee, stinging nettle tea, and more!

 

Saturday, May 26th, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Albion Hills Community Farm, 16555 Humber Station Road

YOUTH PLANTING DAY – PART II

Now is the time to finish our HAYville garden planting. Join us as we plant several varieties of tomatoes and a whole slew of herbs and other vegetables. Learn the basics of vegetable gardening along the way!

 

Palgrave Community Kitchen P.A. Days

Palgrave Community Kitchen is excited to tell you about two upcoming P.A. Day programs for kids.  Perfect way to keep your young culinary aficionados busy on days home from school!

Friday, May 11th, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, Palgrave

Let’s Get Cooking!

Ages: 8 – 12, $30 (includes food)

Participants will be busy cooking up some fun in the kitchen.  Day will include learning cooking skills as we prepare and taste delicious and healthy dishes, games and activities, and even some time in the kitchen garden.  This program will have a Mother’s Day focus as we learn how to prepare something special for Mom.

Monday, June 11th, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue

Let’s Get Cooking!

Ages: 8 – 12, $30 (includes food)

Participants will be busy cooking up some fun in the kitchen.  Day will include learning cooking skills as we prepare and taste delicious and healthy dishes, games and activities, and even some time in the kitchen garden.

To register or for more information, please contact 905-880-0303 or [email protected] or visit www.palgravekitchen.org.

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