Source: The Arcadian | Written by: Brittany Rowan
From pancake breakfasts to fresh fruits and vegetables, DeSoto County 4-H members will now be able to prepare and preserve their own food.
We live in an era where there is a disconnect between the farm and the consumer. DeSoto County 4-H, through a grant from the Mosaic Company, will address this issue through the new teaching kitchen at the County Extension Office. This kitchen will allow youth to work with supportive and knowledgeable adults to learn life skills ranging from making healthy lifestyle choices to teamwork and marketing skills as they work together to prepare, preserve and consume foods that are healthy for them as well as those around them.
In addition to learning about preservation and preparation, youth will build an understanding of where their food comes from as they are immersed in DeSoto County Agriculture. This type of hands-on education has the ability to impact youth for many years to come and bridge the gap youth are experiencing today.