September 10 at 2 pm: Join our produce manager, Heather Hynd, for a tour of our lovely culinary herb garden. Heather has many years of gardening experience, and has tended the Good Tern’s kitchen garden for the past two years. Learn about the diverse array of culinary and medicinal plants within the raised beds. All are welcome!
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Our Education Outreach & Membership committee works toward educating our membership and community -at- large about whole foods and nutrition and create an environment for small groups to gather over a common interest. We are proud to introduce those who know to those who want to know. We offer talks and classes in our sunny cafe, Co-op Consultants ( folks with specific specialties here to answer your questions on select Saturdays), we have reached out to partner with the Coastal Children’s Museum and Youthlinks to create spaces for youth to grow food. We are currently building the Knox County Community Food Council to connect the dots of actions to end hunger in Knox County. Together with RSU 13 we provide Fresh Fruits and Veggies to 1000 elementary & middle school kids twice per week, as well as support Free Summer Lunch programs. We created an opportunity for the Experiential Education class to earn ingredients for their cooking class by teaching elementary students, and we actively participate in the Cooking Matters program.
The membership portion of our committee host our annual member gatherings, as well as works to act as a communication link between the membership and the board of directors.
There is much work to be done to ensure the quality of our lives into the future. Good Tern is proud to engage with local partners to nourish our community with food, information and relationships.