In weeks 25, 26, 32, 33 and 40, Geitmyra Ringsaker offers a four-day, free cookery school for those in grades 8 to 10. Each day ends with a shared meal. The course has an extra focus on sustainability and good food choices, Mona Ek can tell.
– In Norway, 400,000 tonnes of edible food goes straight into the bin every year. Private households account for half of food waste. We have to do something about that.
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Geitmyra Ringsaker is located in the middle of the dinner plate and is the entire Inland’s food culture center for children. Every day, children and adults all over the country eat food that comes from Ringsaker.
The cream in the coffee, the roast pork with potatoes and the grain in the lunchbox bread are the result of proud, skilled farmers in Ringsaker. Nevertheless, it is not a given that children who grow up in one of the country’s largest agricultural municipalities know about the production, processing and use of raw materials.
– We work to make the children proud of the place they come from and we are passionate about giving children and young people down-to-earth and practical knowledge about food. Understanding and insight into food and food production is vital from a public health perspective and in the sustainable context for a green future, says Ek.
Geitmyra Ringsaker opened its doors in October 2018 and is based in Brumunddal at historic Granerud farm, where Ringsaker municipality rents and has converted the old barn of Per Dobloug into a teaching kitchen and course rooms. At Geitmyra you will find grow boxes, lavvo, earthworm hotel, pizza oven, hydroponic growing wall, grain mills and a great commitment to everything that sprouts and grows.
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