Curriculum

Jezra Thompson
November 2nd, 2015
The Berkeley Unified School District's Gardening and Cooking Program went through many changes over the last couple years. During the 2013-2014 school year, these changes encouraged us to develop a pilot curriculum for the program with support from teachers, garden educators, and curriculum...
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Jane Hirschi
July 16th, 2015
Young people need garden-based learning in their education, but how to get school gardens working in a sustainable way in high-need, urban public schools is proving to be a hurdle. Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in Schools opens this very conversation with real practices...
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Nick Lee
July 1st, 2015
    The video you just watched was created earlier this year by King Middle School history teacher David Spiegelman and Edible Schoolyard Berkeley cooking teachers Monica Linzner and Nick Lee as an experiment in the flipped classroom. Seventh graders watch the video in...
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Hannah Piercey
May 22nd, 2015
The Lexicon of Sustainability recently announced a selection of winning artworks created by this year's Project Localize students. The educational initiative began two years ago as a partnership with one high school class in Ames, Iowa. This year, more than 250 students in seven states...
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May 18th, 2015
An excerpt from Ripe for Change highlights how the garden enriches learning. 
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May 12th, 2015
CitySprouts Executive Director Jane Hirschi discusses school gardens as learning environments. (Photo: CitySprouts) 
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Hannah Piercey
August 29th, 2014
The Lexicon of Sustainability is on a mission to build understanding around the key terms and principles that define sustainability. For the last five years, founders Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton collaboarted with lexicographers, researchers, artists, and ...
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Hannah Piercey
June 26th, 2014
The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley emphasizes the use of real tools in the kitchen. This practice is rooted in the understanding that using professional tools helps instill a feeling of responsibility in students as well as an expectation of serious effort. Each of the three tables in...
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June 9th, 2014
A new guide for aligning food-focused content with academic standards. 
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Hannah Piercey
March 20th, 2014
Last fall, Slow Food USA released a comprehensive School Garden Guide. The manual offers an adaptable roadmap for developing a school garden program - from designing the garden, to developing curriculum and raising funds. I spoke to Andrew Nowak, who helped build Slow Food Denver’s Seed...
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