Teaching children how to grow fresh organic fruit and vegetables is just one aspect of the Edible Schoolyard.
Students learn how to sow seeds, plant out seedlings, water, compost and harvest but then also how to cook all the delicious vegetables they have cropped!
The Edible Schoolyard is based at Martin Luther King Jr. School in Berkeley, (California) and acts as the demonstration site and learning hub. The project has many elements, from teaching local children, to educators and teachers as well as a network across the globe.
"The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share a national edible education curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school. We envision gardens and kitchens as interactive classrooms for all academic subjects, and a free, nutritious, organic lunch for every student. Integrating this curriculum into schools can transform the health and values of every child in America."
Visit http://edibleschoolyard.org/Berkeley to find out more.
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