Stone Soup Kitchen

The Stone Soup Kitchen will teach people in the inner city about food, nutrition and home economics through events, demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

The Stone Soup Kitchen is named after the old fable about collaboration and altruism among people. The project will create a series of classes and workshops that will help to teach community members “garden and seasonal nutrition” and how to can and preserve fruit and vegetables to eat healthy and save money year-round.  The funds raised through our successful crowdfunding campaign will be used to purchase the base materials that will be used for our Stone Soup Kitchen canning and nutrition classes.

The community needs more affordable and healthy food.  A number of community gardens, including our own Park Garden, are operating in the neighborhood.  Canning can help to take better advantage of the bounty from the gardens, and also to help people save money on food year-round.  The program is modeled on the great work done by the Flanner House Cannery through their Self-Help programs in Indianapolis.

Our first canning workshop was in collaboration with our friends at Big Car, using green tomatoes from their community garden.  During the winter we will host with our partners at Fall Creek Gardens two workshops on cooking and preserving.