Looking for some great hands-on activities with your children that will expose them to volunteerism, hard work, and community spirit? Bungalower is partnering with local tech-guru Gregg Pollack and his children to spotlight some of the amazing local organizations that are always on the lookout for volunteers.

Editor’s Note: All following video, content, and opinions are those of Pollack and not of Bungalower Media. We first wrote about the following organization HERE in April 2017.

My daughter Alanna knows more about cooking than I do, but living in a Condo downtown means we don’t have a garden to grow our own fresh produce.  Thus, I was excited to discover the Edible Education Experience (Facebook | Website) just a few miles away from home in College Park, dedicated to:

“Empowering students and their communities through seed-to-table experiences.”

As you can see in the video, the garden and kitchen are beautiful and are available for the public to use. Families can volunteer to help in the community garden on weekends or attend Chef Nights for hands-on cooking workshops.  Kids can also attend cooking camps like the upcoming Thanksgiving Seed-to-Table camp. Schools and home school groups also have the opportunity to organize field trips to have their own seed-to-table experience just like we did.  

The Edible Education Experience operates the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden, which is the umbrella term for the entire property, which encompasses a teaching kitchen and garden built just two years ago.  Such an endeavor was only possible thanks to a huge effort from a few passionate members of the community, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Advent Health, and Orlando Junior Academy, located just next door to the building, who have been teaching children cooking and gardening skills since 2011.

If you care about building community through the joy of growing and preparing food, you might check this place out, volunteer, or donate.

Edible Education Experience is located at 26 E. King Street [GMap].

Pollack will be sharing more videos of his family’s adventures in volunteerism into early 2020 as he endeavors to expose his children to the joys of volunteerism and in giving back to the community. If you have any to suggest for a future visit, please do get in touch or contact [email protected] for an introduction.

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