Discovery Center

Teen Week Workshop

All About Food

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | 10 am - 3 pm PDT
Maria Mtele holds recently harvested orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in a field in Mwasonge, Tanzania. Maria is a mother of 5 and farmer in Tanzania who relies on farming for food and income. Through a local agricultural program, Maria learned about a new crop of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, specifically bred to thrive in sub-Saharan Africa. They taught her about soil irrigation, crop multiplication, and how to get her crops to market. She is now a leader in her farming group and teaches others what she’s learned. Maria increased her families’ income and she is using this new income to build a new, sturdy home.

Teen Week Workshop: All About Food

Food is essential to all human life, but only some people – globally or locally – have equal access to nutritious food. Join us in learning about global agriculture, sustainable food systems, and how to take action.  

Teen Week workshops are free, include a meal, and are open to all teens entering grades 9 – 12 in fall 2024. Sign up for one or two workshops, or join us for the whole week – you choose! End the week with friends at the Discovery Center’s Teen Lounge event on Thursday, July 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. with a DJ, snacks, games, and activities!

More Teen Week Workshops:

Monday, July 22: Global Goals
Wednesday, July 24: Fighting Disease
Thursday, July 25: Sanitation & Design Thinking

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