Since its official opening in 2005, the Environmental Learning Center has developed a reputation for high quality educational opportunities with world-class accommodations. The state-of-the-art facility offers overnight lodging for up to 92 program participants, classrooms, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a library and a plethora of trails to explore within a stone’s throw of Diablo Lake. Yet, what consistently stands out for many participants is the food we serve.
While most people come to our campus to learn and explore the North Cascades, The Institute believes that in order to learn well and play well, you also need to eat well. Which is why we also provide high quality, nutritious meals to all of our program participants. However, offering good food by itself isn’t enough for the high environmental and ethical standard to which we strive. In order to better walk our talk, we need to also be thinking about the relationship we have to our food, our community, and the land that provides our sustenance. Read More from “North Cascades Foodshed: Eating With Our Values”