Annual Plant Sale
This May, the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley hosts our annual Plant Sale and Celebration. Join us for a fun day in the garden -- delicious food, spirited music, student-guided tours, exciting raffle prizes, locally-made foods for sale, and, of course, plants! Get your garden off to a strong start with tomatoes, vegetables, fruit trees and berries, herbs, perennials, annual flowers, and more. Plenty of gardening advice for novices and experts alike. The plant sale has become a beloved community event, with activities for kids as well as adults. Join us for an hour or the whole day! Find more details here.
Volunteers are integral to the success of our program, enriching and enlivening our daily work. Volunteers also find their time at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley to be deeply rewarding. And most importantly, volunteers demonstrate to their students the caring and commitment of their larger community. There are two ways to volunteer with the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: work with students in the kitchen or garden classrooms or help maintain the Edible Schoolyard garden with our Wednesday weeding crew. We ask that all volunteers commit to working with us for at least one semester. We regret that we are unable to engage in short-term volunteers in the garden and kitchen classroom.
Volunteers must be certified to work with public school children before beginning their commitment. Before contacting us, please attend an orientation at Berkeley School Volunteers to become certified. They will provide us with your certification and availability.
Garden and kitchen classroom volunteers spend an hour and a half each week working alongside students in either the kitchen or garden. New volunteers must attend an Edible Schoolyard classroom volunteer orientation before participating in a garden or kitchen class. Wednesday Weeders work from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons to assist with garden tasks and maintenance. Gardening experience is helpful, but not necessary. We do ask that you come prepared to do physical work and dressed appropriately.
The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley welcomes visitors. Enjoy our garden on weekends and after school hours, when it is open to the public. We conduct monthly public tours when school is in session and occasionally open the garden to private groups and press visits.
Monthly public tours are typically offered during the first week of every month during the school year. Public tours begin promptly at 9:00 am, last about two hours, and include garden and kitchen class observation and school lunch discussion. There is no fee for attending public tours, though all guests must register.
Register for a Tour
- May 3, 2012
- June 7, 2012
- September 6, 2012
- October 4, 2012
- November 1, 2012
- December 6, 2012
- January 10, 2013
- February 7, 2013
- March 7, 2013
- April 11, 2013
- May 2, 2013
- June 6, 2013
We consider requests for private tours, based on our schedule, for groups of 10 or more. We give preference to educational organizations. The cost for private tours is a sliding scale of $5 - $15 per person, payable at the time of the tour. Please submit a request online through our contact form for a private visit and include the following information with your request:
- Details about your request (specifically, your affiliation with a garden, kitchen, or educational program)
- Number of people in your group
- Requested dates
- The goal of your visit
The Edible Schoolyard Project communications team schedules press and media visits. Please submit a request online through our Contact form with the following information:
- Background information on the publication
- The focus of your piece
- Whether you seek an interview, photographs, or video
- Please note that photographs, video, and interviews of students are prohibited without proper authorization
Find a Job
We often look for special individuals interested in working with us. Visit the Careers page to see open internships and jobs with the Edible Schoolyard Project.
Family Nights Out
Does your child come home from school talking about the delicious dishes prepared in the Edible Schoolyard kitchen? Do you wonder how you can be a part of the experience? Here is your chance!
Join us for Family Nights Out! This is an opportunity for the whole family to experience what your child learns in the kitchen at King Middle School. We will cook and eat a meal together; share and learn new recipes and techniques for preparing meals at home; and have lots of family fun! Each night we will raffle off food-related prizes. Please note, Family Nights Out is open to families of current King students only.
Register for upcoming Family Nights Out by clicking on the event you are interested in. Dates listed together are for a two-class series. Please note that registration is open until one week before the event.