ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION & EXPANSION:
N-EAT believes in offering youth-centered development opportunities as part of its programming. The team works with community members to develop school curriculum and activities related to food production and nutrition. These activities aim to get youth excited about and equipped with the skills to garden. Games and social events are used as a fun way to bring the community together in the garden. These activities are further supported by use of social media to provide information on nutrition and food preparation and production. During the summer of 2020, N-EAT successfully collaborated with Embark Sustainability to engage two SFU Master’s students to create four capacity building resources for nutrition and food security. They include: a seven-part workshop series with links to BC school curriculum for use by teachers, an Edible Plants of Klemtu Guide, a Klemtu Gardening Guide for beginner gardeners and a recipe book to give inspiration on what to cook with the food grown in the garden. Gardening is a new skill for many folks and supporting skills growth in this area is crucial to building excitement and longevity into the project. These were all designed with the ability to be augmented to be valuable resources not only for Klemtu but for additional Indigenous communities N-EAT partners with in the future.
We are actively seeking new partnerships Canada-wide who can benefit from N-EAT’s support and are currently engaged in conversations with four other First Nations communities in BC and Alberta.
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