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Esther Cook
March 15th, 2017
This year, an Academic Language Development (ALD) class at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School had the opportunity to study World War I  from a food-centric perspective. Utilizing a comprehensive online exhibit—curated by the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri—...
Blair Borax
February 22nd, 2017
The Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek Learning Garden in Portland, Oregon is a diverse 3.6-acre garden that includes 48 raised beds (32 for food production and 16 for staff, students, and faculty), approximately ¾ acre of row crops, a cob tool shed with solar powered irrigation, an...
Becca Miller
February 6th, 2017
With our campus nestled high within the Adirondack Mountains—rising above the neighboring winter-haven of Lake Placid, NY—North Country School (NCS) and Camp Treetops’ 200 acre property is one of the highest elevation farms in the state.  Raising a wide variety of animals including meat-and-...
Russell Sterten
January 11th, 2017
Back in November, Edible Schoolyard Berkeley chef teachers Esther Cook and Nick Lee led a cooking class at a K-8 community school in East Oakland called Roses in Concrete. The school is doing a lot of work to include gardening and cooking classes as regular parts of the curriculum, and a number of...
Benjamin Eichorn
December 15th, 2016
The basic idea of cover-cropping is to sow seed over ground that would otherwise be bare in the garden or on the farm. Cover crops are often grown throughout the winter in temperate latitudes, however there are appropriate seed mixes for any time of year. Among the myriad reasons for cover cropping...
Carrie Mitchum
December 7th, 2016
Accepting the position as executive chef at my local community college was new for me. Until now, my culinary career had centered on restaurants and catering. It was about giving the guests what they wanted, at an agreed upon price, and making money. While I was concerned about nutrition and food...
Russell Sterten
December 1st, 2016
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act governs federal funding for K-12 education as well as the accountability measures and policies to improve access to education. The law, originally passed in 1965, was most recently reauthorized in December 2015 with the passage of the Every...
Nick Lee
November 16th, 2016
One of the most challenging aspects of edible education, from both an organizational and educational perspective, is how to meet our communities' needs without an increasing amount of resources. We all struggle with our capacities to do more! Family Nights Out is one...
Heather Campbell
November 3rd, 2016
Bees play an integral role in any farm or garden. The addition of a beehive to a school garden not only helps fruits, vegetables, and plants flourish, it also provides many new opportunities for learning. Interacting with bees in the garden brings complex concepts to life, strengthening...
Benjamin Eichorn
September 7th, 2016
At Grow Your Lunch, we care about food systems change. We envision food systems in which people buy from local food producers, and on-site edible gardens supply supplemental produce to cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, and home kitchens. In order for this to work, however, those of us charged with...