Benjamin Eichorn
April 9th, 2014
This is the first post in a series featuring expert advice for Edible Schoolyard Network programs. Submit a question by email or by posting in the Network Discussion Forum.  Benjamin Eichorn is the founder of Grow Your Lunch, a company that assists communities in developing edible gardening programs, and a former member of the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley garden staff. Below, he highlights five projects to prepare your program's garden for the new season.  Decide which weeds are most invasive. Pull them out before they “go to seed” and create many more weeds for you to manage in the coming years. Consider transplanting and sowing the seeds of...
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 to Table Alliance and currently serves as the program manager for Slow Food USA’s School Garden...
Hannah Piercey
March 12th, 2014
Early this year, Grow Dat Youth Farm’s Joanna Gilligan and Greg Gale, a founding staff member of The Food Project who continues to support the organization as a training consultant with  VISIONS, led a webinar  dedicated to exploring the garden and farm as environments for students to learn self-awareness and tackle issues around diversity, oppression, and...

Upcoming Events


The Lexicon of Sustainability

A new exhibit of artist Douglas Gayeton's work.

When: February 6, 2014 10:00AM
- May 7, 2014 5:00PM PST
Where: David Brower Center, Berkeley, California

Fruitful Minds Annual Symposium

A community symposium on nutrition education - details.

When: April 19, 2014 1:00PM
- 3:00PM
Where: Berkeley, California

EE101: The Hands That Feed Us: Labor in the Food System – Greg Asbed, Lucas Benitez, and Saru Jayaraman

According to The Hands That Feed Us, a report by the Food Chain Worker’s Alliance, more than 20 million people in the United...

When: April 21, 2014 6:30PM
- 8:30PM
Where: Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley, California

In The News

Published: April 10, 2014
Food Tank
A new study looks at the impact of buying local produce on local economies. 
Published: April 3, 2014
National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association's new report finds 1 in 3 US households are growing food in home and community gardens. 
Published: March 26, 2014
Sunny Young shares the story of Good Food in Oxford Schools at the 2014 TEDxManhattan. 
Published: March 20, 2014
Cornell Chronicle
New research finds that school gardens positively impact students’ levels of physical activity.