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The Edible Schoolyard Network connects educators around the
world to build and a share a K-12 edible education curriculum
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 the kitchen classroom has its own color-coded toolbox. Among the contents are chef knives, bread knives, paring knives, and wavy knives. Knife rules are introduced in the sixth-grade kitchen orientation: Always get a cutting board before selecting your knife. Knives stay at the table! They are cleaned with damp rags, kept at the table, and then placed back in the tool box with...