Over the past two summers, I have had the pleasure of taking pictures of the "Cooks at Camp" inspired by the Kids Cook Classroom and Community Garden at Loring Elementary School in Minneapolis. I was introduced to this amazing program by food stylist, Robin Krause, who started it with her sister, Starla, in 2003. This volunteer based program teaches inner-city children and their families basic gardening, cooking and life-lesson skills in North Minneapolis. One great summer recipe from the garden classroom is this fresh rhubarb lemonade that I took on a recent photo shoot with Robin. The recipe uses fresh rhubarb from the garden and lemon to create a refreshing summer drink that is fun to make and the kids love.
The kids have fun learning to use different tools, seeing how things grow, tasting new flavors and working as a team.
Photography by Nikki Santavy, food styling by Robin Krause and recipe courtesy of Kids Cook Classroom.