Hey GlobalGiving supporters! The CSS Garden to Table program came full circle this summer with the addition of a full time cooking instructor, Adam Rast. Over one hundred individuals with developmental disabilities including autism are now participating in at least one instructional cooking class per week at the CSS Resource Center or in their own home. The hard work this spring of the gardening groups and new coordinator has paid off with a large variety of produce. As the gardens are harvested, fresh herbs and vegetables are coming into the kitchen and being used for homemade pizza, veggie lasagna, spaghetti sauce and salads. Individuals who had previously declined specific vegetables are now including them as toppings, in sauces or dips. Support staff attending classes with individuals with disabilities have learned how to substitute fresh produce in recipes and create tasty new creations. Cooking groups are having fun with summer fruits, making ice-cream and other treats like fresh baked muffins.
We are so appreciative of your support and advocacy on behalf of our organization and most important, the youth and adults with developmental disabilities we support in this community.
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