11th Annual NLI Design Institute

All About Food: Designing, Gardening, and Eating

Activities ranging from sensory exploration to science learning are easily planned in the edible garden, where children understand the food cycle and build the foundation for a lifetime of nutritious habits. Join us at the 11th Annual Design Institute to discover new approaches to creating environments and programs that contribute to a healthy diet and a love of growing food.


Jill Colella Bloomfield, MA, Cooking Educator and Author, Grow It, Cook It and The Jewish Festivals Cookbook for Kids (DK Publishing) and publisher of Ingredient: A Magazine for Kids Curious About Food

Myles Faith, PhD, Associate Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Linda Hestenes, PhD, Associate Professor and Co-Director Birth through Kindergarten Programs, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UNC-Greensboro

Emily Jackson, Program Director, Growing Minds Farm to School, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Mary Etta Moorachian, PhD, Professor, College of Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales University, Charlotte, NC

Jeana Myers, PhD, Horticulture Extension Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Wake County Center

Rhonda Sherman, MA, Extension Solid Waste Specialist, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, NC State University

Nicole Wyrick McCaskill, Outreach Trainer, NC Rated License Assessment

October 2-4, 2013