It's been a few weeks since I last wrote. There have been quite a number of changes since the last I posted. First, the Cooking Matters team headed off to Detroit for a 3 day conference with all of the Cooking Matters programs across the country. It was great to meet everyone and learn about new developments within Cooking Matters. We also were exposed to new ideas for how to make our classes better than ever. It was great to see the Detroit site for Cooking Matters and learn about the program there- the space is gorgeous and is a food bank. They also have a great garden in the back where they teach members of the community how to farm. Overall a very successful trip!
In other news, Erika has moved on from Solid Ground and is now working in New York City. Her last day was Friday and we already miss her so much! We know she will do great work out in the Big Apple just as she did here at Solid Ground. In case you missed it, here is her farewell email:
Greetings wonderful Cooking Matters volunteers!
My time with Cooking Matters has come to an end. On Friday, I will be leaving Solid Ground for a new job in Brooklyn, NY. You all have made the past two years absolutely amazing for me. I have really enjoyed meeting, working and eating with all of you. Honestly, every class has been an absolute blast and I have learned so much from so many of you. Have a great summer and keep signing up for classes!
Things are quite busy around the office with many new classes. I hope you are all enjoying the longer days!