TEACHING & LEARNING KITCHEN
The Teaching and Learning Kitchen (TLK) is an innovative, experiential learning space that complements the hands-on activities of our signature farm and garden program. Located at the heart of our campus next to the Children’s Garden and across from Glass House, the TLK will be one of a handful of instructional facilities of its kind in the country. North Country School was a founding partner with the national Edible Schoolyard (ESY) Project, and we now utilize this group’s impressive curriculum throughout the year.
The Teaching and Learning Kitchen is the perfect classroom for ESY teaching, which reinforces the work that campers and students do in our extensive gardens and greenhouses. Fresh produce gathered outside will be brought to the space for lessons about sustainability, earth science, botany, world history, the planet’s food stream--and so much more.
The 1,300 square foot facility will provide a seminar space and three kitchen work stations with ovens, two-burner cooktops, prep counters, storage and lesson tables. As they prepare food, children and campus visitors can engage with issues that surround sustainably growing and harvesting food for the next century. This building will also be an ideal discussion and presentation space for locavore gatherings or farm to fork workshops that feature chefs or farmers from the area.
Fundraising for this amazing signature space is now complete. We are deeply grateful to our lead donors and to the entire Camp and School community for their generosity.