We were given a fantastic opportunity to teach Six by Sixteen cooking classes at the Royal Winter Fair, on November 8th and 9th. Over 100 students from 3 different schools came to learn some essential cooking skills, and cook Chipotle Black Bean Chile, from our cookbook, Homegrown. The students came eager to learn, and not only learned new skills, but took home their finished product. A big thank you goes out to our OHEA volunteers: Andrea Leisner, P.H.Ec., Ilona Maziarczyk, P.H.Ec., Jan Main, P.H.Ec., Tiina Tralman, RD, P.H.Ec., Rachel Johnstone, P.H.Ec., and Barbara Weese, P.H.Ec. We were joined by Teacher Ambassadors from AgScape, who spoke about some of the local ingredients in the chili. All students who attended left with a Certificate of Completion from OHEA and Six By Sixteen, as well as a Six by Sixteen apron.
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