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Butter Beans Food and Garden Camp
Every Person in New York

If aspiring to higher education for your child is the definition of a snob, providing healthy food for children, and teaching them about the importance of eating well, is probably off-the-charts in terms of hoity-toityness. Meet Butter Beans.

Actually, Butter Beans has a terrific mission of offering school-wide lunch programs, after-school cooking classes for kids, and a food-oriented summer camp.

The two-week Food and Garden Camp sessions for kids 7-12, based in Manhattan and Brooklyn, run July 2nd-August 10th, 9am-4pm. The farm-to-table agenda (elitism!) includes rooftop farm harvesting, making ice cream, growing plants, writing a cookbook, shopping farmer's markets, jam-making, cooking classes that produce lunch, and games in the park. Camp will be hosted this summer by Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center.

A two-week session is $1250—a competitive rate for day camp in these parts. Sign up by March 15th and you get a 10% discount.

The natural world is at the center of the Butter Beans ethos and teaching kids about how their food is grown, harvested, and prepared is an excellent way to instill the values of a bountiful, but vulnerable, planet. We would be remiss not to point out here that the trees in Manhattan and Brooklyn are also just the right height.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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