Building stronger knowledge on local food systems for healthy living, cultivating an education and support of food, traditions and values. We are building community by sharing knowledge and skills in workshops for early education, schools, communities, families, and children to support rural food and growing crops.
Since Acorn began, we recognize that each child needs to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how we live together in our world. We encourage all schools, homes, children to teach and model sustainable practice
We focus on the ways in which environmental education can be used to understand pedagogy and critical thinking in early childhood. Promoting education for sustainable living, We believe that if we are guiding students, educators, children, families, policy makers towards an understanding and belief in the philosophy of Reggio Emilia there is a starting point to understand the importance of our earth, how we come to understand it, to take care of it, and to sustain living.
Since 2005, Acorn Collaborative has been working on sustainability, creativity and taking waste to a different level, research and identity. We work on recycled materials to build on reflection and as educational resources for our workshops, seminars and work with young children.
The Languages of Food is to promote the cultural idea of food based on the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia. In this session we discover the dialogues, languages, research on food, and learning the importance of honouring food gardens and sustainable food.
We continue to work with Rob Gentile from Buca Restaurant , a top restaurant that has been very involved with serving foods that are local and seasonal.
Rosalba Bortolotti (founder Acorn Collaborative)
Rob Gentile (Executive Chef & Partner Buca Restaurant) 2016