A visit to The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, Ca.

Everyone in garden education has probably always wanted to visit the “Edible Schoolyard” in Berkeley, California. It’s the holy grail of garden/food/school connections- created by restauranteur Alice Waters. I had the chance to visit and was inspired by this amazing resource for kids at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School. Their space is incredible! It’s a small farm and produces a lot of food. We walked up and they were drinking ice cold lemonade from lemons on their trees- perfect huh? They make all the necessary connections with youth about food and social justice. And they learn to cook in their kitchen classroom- straight from the garden!

http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/

They had many kinds of citrus trees, olives, and a vast array of vegetables and herbs. They even let me take a tray of various tomatoes & peppers that they set aside for school garden donations. All the way back to Washington via car- what a gift that will keep on giving and giving. Come visit the tomato garden we will be setting up this week…

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    sarah said,

    Great you got to go!
    I’ve seen lots of little clips of videos of their doings there, very inspiring.
    And I love my birthplace, Berkeley. They sure have a good climate for growing, no?
    Thanks for documenting and posting,
    Sarah-


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