About Me

I enjoy the continual learning and application of Ruby Green Smiths’ description of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), “where science and art meet life and practices.”  With FCS, some of my work time is dedicated to the broad topics of Local Foods, Healthy Relationships and Mindfulness.  In addition to those topics, I also teach nutrition, food safety, sun safety, household budgeting, Real Money, Real World, universal design, edible gardening and other “Live Smart” topics.   These topics lend well with empowering families to evaluate their daily habits and to make individual as well as family goals to practice healthy and smart living. I love spending time with my family, appreciating the four seasons of Northwest Ohio and benefitting from the abundance of my local community.

Education:
B.A. Social Justice, Hiram College
M.A. Family Science, Spring Arbor University
 
Certification:
CFLE, Certified Family Life Educator
 
Community:
Master Gardener Volunteer
AmeriCorps VISTA Alumnus

 

Email: powers-barker.1@osu.edu

Patrice Powers-Barker

Patrice Powers-Barker