Cooking Matters Inspires Growth in the Community

On Tuesday, May 1st the participants of the Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA) class and members of the Cooking Matters Omaha staff found ourselves celebrating May Day in an inspiring way! The women from the WCA were so moved by the healthy habits they had been learning as part of the Cooking Matters for Adults class, they decided to plant items in a community garden for them all to share and use in the recipes they received from the course. After the fifth class in the series we all ventured out to City Sprouts located off of 40th and Seward Street, where the ladies had purchased a garden box. We all jumped in to help dig up and clear out the weeds so the women could plant a variety of vegetables in the box. The women planted tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, some fresh herbs, and many other vegetables in their box. It was a great to watch these women, along with Chef Betty Deepe, work together on a garden that they all can share and enjoy!

You can find out more information about purchasing your own community garden box and City Sprouts at the following link: http://www.omahasprouts.org/demosite/.

To see photos of the event, visit our facebook page! You can get there by clicking on the link below or on the Facebook icon to the right! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cooking-Matters-Omaha/172759389404219