For Shannon Snook, a student at University of Southern California
(USC) Keck School of Medicine, gardening and cooking arenât just a hobby
â they are a powerful means of achieving health and happiness, as well
as strengthening family bonds.
âMy grandparents grew up gardening on family farms,â Snook says.
âBeing able to talk about gardening, swapping tips, and exchanging
recipes helped transcend generational differences and really gave us a
medium for learning from each other.â
As a Schweitzer Fellow, Snook decided to explore that mediumâs full
potential. She partnered with Clinica Romero to develop a holistic
Schweitzer service project that uses gardening as a tool for education
on seasonality, cooking, nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and that
uses cooking as a means of strengthening communities by celebrating
culture, family, and the earth.