of Matching Funds Remaining
EduCulture serves our schools and community through locally grown educational experiences that honor our region's unique heritage and living culture. We create lived learning experiences aimed at informing a more lived curriculum, fosters community as landscapes of learning, and cultivates a culture of education that reflects our Northwest Bioregion. EduCulture specializes in designing the educational architecture, seeding the leadership, convening the stakeholders, and cultivating the educational programming to build stronger bridges between schools and communities. Our edible education programs bridge local farms, gardens, classrooms, and lunchrooms. We utilize our community as curriculum to foster farm stewardship and food citizenship, scholarship and sustainability. Our programs connect place and taste with where we eat, live and learn. Our Only What We Can Carry project leads heritage education programs that bear witness to Bainbridge Island’s unique history with exclusion, inclusion, citizenship and community.
EduCulture developed and launched a series of edible education field classes for hundreds of students in the Bainbridge Island School District that utilizes the community as classroom and curriculum, from local farms to grocery stores to food establishments. EduCulture graduated the first cohort of our groundbreaking Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program, including educators and community leaders serving the Kitsap school and food community. EduCulture started a collaboration with WSU Extension KItsap to launch a Community School of Farming with master farmers in Kitsap County to train a new generation of farmers to feed our local food community. In Spring 2016, our Only What We Can Carry Project took our 5th Bainbridge Island Delegation to the former Manzanar Relocation Center in California. A journey of bearing witness that pairs local survivors of Japanese American Exclusion with local school teachers responsible for this subject matter in their curriculum.
This additional source of funding will help enrich and expand our programming capacity throughout Kitsap County.
Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms
8989 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110