|Megan prepares salad dressing at the NC STEMing the Gap conference|
I’d like you to meet Megan Lambert, a senior instructor in the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University. She also is a nentrepreneur (you can find her jams at places like Atherton Mill and online at GARNETGALS.COM) and an author. She recently released the paperback, “The Organic Gardener’s Cookbook: Easy Growing Tips and Delicious Recipes for Your Home-Grown Vegetables,” which she co-authored with gardening expert Don Rosenberg.
I met Megan a year ago at one of the first meetings of the Mecklenburg County Food Policy Council. Since then I have had the privilege of joining Megan’s Johnson and Wales students for two of their special instructional training lunches, which were amazing.
Megan has joined the River District’s Ultimate Schoolyard Garden team and is passionate about introducing our youth to the local food eco-system through incorporating her culinary skills into our schoolyard gardening collaboration.
In the last few months Megan, Henry Owens (whom you will hear about in a blog in the near future), Rich Haag and I have begun working on another book, “Ultimate Schoolyard Garden Guide for Educators – North Carolina Piedmont Edition." I will have more to share about our book project in a month.
Last month Megan joined Dr. Cynthia Klemmer (via video) and me in a presentation in Raleigh at the NC STEMing the GAP conference. The photo you see included here is of Megan sharing samples of her “Parts of a Plant” salad and fresh salad dressing that she whipped up four our audience in just under 2 minutes.
Megan is one of those wonderful people who uses her talents to make our community a better place.