Elizabeth Germain will teach a super foods cooking class at the FARM Institute at Katama Farm in Edgartown on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will begin in the FARM’s friendship garden, rain or shine, where participants will pick vegetables and herbs for lunch and some to preserve. The focus will be foods dramatically better for health and longevity and basic cooking techniques. You’ll learn how to clean, store and prepare powerhouse foods like kale, cabbage, parsley, leeks, pumpkin seeds and millet — a gluten-free whole grain. Melinda DeFeo, farmer, educator and creator of The Friendship Garden, will join Ms. Germain for this tasty, educational experience.

Ms. Germain is a private chef, teacher, writer and activist. A pioneer in the sustainable cuisine movement, she has inspired and empowered others to cook for nearly two decades. Her recipes and articles have appeared in Cook’s Illustrated, Body & Soul, Natural Health Magazine and numerous regional and local publications. A year-round Vineyard resident, Ms. Germain is a founder and leader of Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard.

The FARM Institute is a nonprofit organization made up of farmers, teachers and community activists dedicated to educating and engaging children and adults in agriculture on a diverse working farm. It provides year-round programs offering learning experiences in farming, land preservation, nutritional awareness, growing food, and the culture and history of Martha’s Vineyard farming. The FARM strives to be a model teaching farm that is a hands-on learning environment, producer of high-quality diverse agricultural products, and a valued community resource, while being a welcoming community space for Island residents and visitors. Learn more online at farminstitute.org or call 508-627-7007.

The class (maximum 12 participants) includes lunch, recipes and handouts. The cost is $50 per person. To register, call 508-645-9466 or e-mail esgermain@aol.com.