In this, the 17th year of the Kelowna Garden Tour, the proceeds from the tour are supporting two local initiatives – Growing Chefs and Central Okanagan Community Gardens. Growing Chefs is a classroom gardening and cooking programme in elementary schools sponsored by the Okanagan Chefs Association. It is now in it’s second year and can be found in classrooms at AS Matheson and Glenmore Elementary. Sixteen local chefs (and 1 chicken) donate their time over three months to execute this amazing program.
We took the cameras from ShawTV Okanagan into the classroom to get a look at the impact of Growing Chefs and to see the enthusiasm of the students to learn about real food.