Edible Education

First Summer in the Kitchen House & Garden

Our first Summer . . . in our inspiring new space . . . connecting kids with seed-to-table learning experiences to build a healthy future . . . has been blessed!

Field Trips ~ Home School Groups ~ Week-long Camps ~ Teacher Academy ~ Chef Night ~ Sunday Morning Gardening ~ Trevi Pasta Contest Winner ~ Private Events

"Save the Garden" An Appreciation for Rich Fluffy Soil

"Save the Garden" An Appreciation for Rich Fluffy Soil

For four years, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Garden’s organic soil had been cultivated making it loose, fluffy and easy to plant—filled with air that plant roots need — and with plenty of minerals essential for vigorous plant growth—then along came construction of the Kitchen House.

Long Beans al Fresco

The distance most food travels from farm soil to our dinner plate is usually measured in miles. Recently the seventh graders from OJA reduced that journey to mere feet. With a portable hot plate, folding table and a few basic tools the students were able to prepare a delicious recipe in the garden using ingredients from the garden. 

Partnering for Healthy Kids

Edible Education Experience is proud of its continued partnership with Florida Hospital’s Center for Child and Family Wellness.  The partnership is in its 6th year and we look forward to the Center’s monthly visit to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Garden for Sunday morning gardening where young clients and their families plant and harvest alongside their doctor and team of experts.

The team is led by Angela Fals, MD who is a board-certified pediatrician physician. As Medical Director of Florida Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Weight and Wellness Program, she oversees pediatric weight management programs aimed at helping kids live to a long and healthy life through beneficial lifestyle choices and changes. As founder of the Center for Child and Family Wellness, she works hand-in-hand with experts in nutrition, exercise and child psychology to help children and adolescents effectively manage their weight, avoid a lifetime of obesity and make healthy choices that will benefit their self-esteem and overall health through adulthood.

Quote from one excited attendee, “Gardening is more fun than roller skating!”