Blue Ridge Center
for environmental stewardship
preserve ~ experience ~ enjoy


  • September 12, 2010
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • BRCES Visitors Center

Instructor - Devin Lamma

This course will celebrate the bounty of the garden and will offer ideas, techniques, and creative solutions to using a gardener's bounty.  You'll learn about cooking with the freshest foods and how to use those beloved garden favorites in new and wonderful ways.  The course will offer a soup, salad, entree and dessert. And don't worry, enough will be prepared so that everyone gets to eat!  The program will begin with a tour of Mountain View Farm, our on-site organic farm, where participants will learn about the techniques of organic farming and the benefits they provide to our health and our environment.

Devin Lamma is a 22-year veteran of the food service industry with a passion for food, education, and travel.  Influenced by the rich food traditions of his native Virginia, Devin is in constant pursuit of knowledge relating to food history, nutrition, agriculture and culinary preparation techniques.  He is currently employed by Whole Foods Market where he has worked as sous chef, catering manager and purchaser of specialty products.  Food and travel are two continuous themes in Devin's life.  In 2001 he traveled to Antarctica where he worked as a chef, preparing daily meals for the 1200 residents of McMurdo Station.  In 2009 he traveled to Italy where he worked for Tenuta di Spannocchia, an organic farm and "agriturismo" in Tuscany.  While at Spannocchia, he studied the traditional skills and techniques of butchering and curing meats. Devin recently returned to Europe in March 2010 where he explored food traditions and took a self-guided "gastro tour" of Germany, France, and Italy.

Any questions about the workshop may be directed to BRCES Program Director Jeffrey Alvey at

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.

Purcellville, VA  20132



The Blue Ridge Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by donations

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