An Earth Day show! On the show Tuesday, April 21:
Melissa Parker on School Nutrition
To listen to Leigh Anne’s interview with Melissa, click HERE.
On the first half of the show, we’ll talk with Melissa Parker, a mother of two who is advocating for increased nutrition and edible gardens in her town’s public schools in Connecticut. Melissa is working on an MS in Human Nutrition through the University of Bridgeport, and is also in a program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
. We talk about Melissa’s studies, and her work as a parent advocate.
Melissa shares with us some of her favorite resources for parents and teachers looking for more info on gardens, farms, nutrition, and health:
localharvest.org Can help you find local farms and sign up for CSAs near you.
www.angrymoms.org The story of how two moms worked to improve lunches in their local schools.
pcrm.org Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine
Environmental Education with Jessica Olenych and Lindsay Campbell
On the second half of the show, we’ll hear two interviews on environmental education by Zach Fried. Zach interviews Jessica Olenych and Lindsay Campbell on their work in environmental education. Jessica Olenych established Common Ground educational consulting for environmental education in 2007. Lindsay Campbell is a research urban planner with the Forest Service in New York City. Zach talks with Jessica and Lindsay about their work, and the value of bringing kids outdoors.
Recommended resources from Zach’s conversations with Jessica and Lindsay:
Environmental Protection Agency
New York City’s Street Trees
Visit the Schooner Pioneer at South Street Seaport
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
watersheducators.org at the Catskill-NYC Watershed Educators’ Network
Restorative Commons, Lindsey’s new book
Podcasts of Zach’s interviews will be up next week.
Zach Fried is co-creator of Earth Day Resolutions, a non-profit that helps facilitate making and reaching green goals — for children, adults, classrooms, and organizations.