Wildly Good Cook Teachers Survey

We're developing a program that will train local instructors to teach the Wildly Good Cook classes, which teach the core skills covered in Wildly Affordable Organic. Please read the description of the classes and the teacher training and then tell us your thoughts in the short survey below.

Participants will learn shopping, cooking, and organization skills by watching videos of four one-hour Wildly Good Cook classes taught by Linda Watson. A local instructor will do a cooking demonstration after each class tailored to the group's needs and interests. The instructor will answer questions and guide the discussion. Participants will receive a copy of Wildly Affordable Organic, a workbook, and a cloth shopping bag with samples and coupons.

After each class, participants will take a brief quiz to see if they've retained key points. Those who pass all four quizzes (or a make-up quiz at the last class) will receive their Wildly Good Cook certificates. Cost for participants is $95.

Local instructors will attend a two-day training session in which they watch the videos and learn how to do a variety of cooking demonstrations, answer likely questions, guide discussions, and get more information. They also learn food safety practices, how to market classes in their communities, how to prepare for classes, and key administrative practices. Instructors will receive all four videos, a teacher's workbook, and a year of online support. Registered instructors will also receive fresh class ideas each month, on topics such as Fresh Spring Vegetables, Cooking for One, Hearty Party Snacks, and Farmers' Market Field Trip.  Instructors may charge for their services, do it as part of another job, or volunteer. Cost to become an instructor is $395, with an annual renewal fee for instructors in good standing of $20.

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