Nourish your Body ... Nourish your Community ... Nourishyour Soul
Nourish is a 3 Phase Seed to Table movement which includes:- Building a teaching and learning kitchen;- Expanding our culinary program with new and existing partners, and- Community outreach resulting in a neighborhood agri-hood.We all know food is critical to survive and thrive, but we are increasingly separated from the sources of our food production. Nourish seeks to help students and our community make the connections between the food they consume and the bigger issues of food scarcity, food uncertainty, agriculture, food production, diet, healthy diets, and global warming.In creating Nourish, PAST will build our fifth glass box lab to create a teaching and learning kitchen where students and local chefs can collaborate and create. Nourish ties the science of food growth and production to the cultural experience of breaking bread together.The existing gardens at PAST in collaboration with new grow walls around the Nourish lab will help provide fresh ingredients for the teaching space, and help build understanding around seasonality. Program sustainability for Nourish will be provided through partnerships with organizations who will partner on programming, food services, diet, career pathways, and certifications. The ultimate goal of Nourish is to develop an Agrihood – an innovative space along the Kinnear Rd corridor initially (and later in multiple locations throughout Columbus), that creates a community garden and changes our relationship with the environment.