Naima grew up in West Marin with a
mother and grandmother who taught her how to cook from the land, from
season to season, meals that were meant to sustain a powerful and healthy body.
Naima’s love of land and food leads her on many adventures, including
picking mushrooms under the redwoods, crawdadding on Mount Vision, and
harvesting wild onions and nettle from around the Bolinas Lagoon.
One of her first jobs was cooking at Common Wheel, the Health and
Environmental Research Center for Cancer patients in Bolinas. From there
she moved into her long held position as a teacher for Community Action
Marin, building gardens with the children and teaching them to cook
soups, vegetables and nutritious snacks. Hundreds of families have
benefited from her meals and the simple way she talks about the power of
our land to provide health.
- College of MarinChild Development/Early Childhood Nutrition
- Merritt CollegeChild Development
- Bay Area Full Circle Placentophagypresent