Tag Archives: Spanish

Farm to la Escuela: Nutrition Education with English Language Learners

Sarah_MendesThis week’s blogpost highlight is written by FoodCorps Service Member Sara Mendes who is currently serving with Life Lab and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) along the Central Coast. Serving in the heartland of agriculture and in Spanish-speaking communities, Sara has been able to serve countless of students by teaching Harvest of the Month lessons and leading field trips. Read on to learn about her approach to teaching bilingual garden and nutrition-based lessons.

“¿Como se dice ‘sour’ en español?” I ask my first grade students. “Amargo!” someone shouts. “No! That means bitter. Agrio!” another voice suggests.

Agrio,” the class agrees. I write the word in English and Spanish on the whiteboard where we are very scientifically documenting how two varieties of local kiwi taste.

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How Do You Say “Rake” In Spanish? – Spanish Language Garden Resources

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 12.19.03 PMThis week’s cross blogpost is shared by Life Lab, a 35 year old non-profit based in Santa Cruz, California. As a national leader in garden-based education, Life Lab continues to engage families and youth with ongoing field trips, children’s camp programs, teacher workshops and the teen youth empowerment program “Food, What?!”.

See below for Life Lab’s extensive list of Spanish language resources for your school garden and lessons.

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