The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley

Program Type: Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms
Grade/Age: Middle School
Number Served: 500-1,000
Year Founded: 1996

The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley is to teach essential life skills and support academic learning through hands-on classes in a one acre organic garden and kitchen classroom. The Edible Schoolyard curriculum is fully integrated into the school day at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and teaches students how their choices about food affect their health, the environment and their communities.

This model program for edible education is fully funded by the Edible Schoolyard Project. At ESYB, students participate in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing nutritious, seasonal produce during the academic day and in after school classes. Students’ hands-on experience in the kitchen and garden fosters a deeper appreciation of how the natural world sustains us and promotes the environmental and social well-being of our school community.

Lessons and activities in the garden and kitchen classroom are a collaboration between the staff and teachers of the Edible Schoolyard and King Middle School.

Click here to learn more about our work.

The resources below have been added by this program?s members. Explore them! You can also search for other resources on the site or create your own.Create resourceSearch for a resource

Title Subject Resource Type Location Grade/Age

Choosing and Adapting a Recipe for the Kitchen Classroom

  • Culinary
Lessons Kitchen Classrooms

Student-Led Kitchen Class

  • Culinary
Lessons Kitchen Classrooms

"No Kitchen?" Tool List Worksheet

Other Kitchen Classrooms

Tasting Ballot

  • Culinary
Lessons Kitchen Classrooms

6th Grade Kitchen Scope and Sequence

  • English
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Art
Lessons Kitchen Classrooms
  • Grade 6

What's on Your Plate? Chip Bag Labels and the Burning...

  • Nutrition Education
Lessons Academic Classrooms
  • Grades 4-6

Edible Schoolyard Garden Jobs

  • Professional Development
Program Management Garden Classrooms
  • Adults/ Professionals

Kitchen 101: Basic Tools and Basic Flavors

  • Culinary
  • Professional Development
Program Management Kitchen Classrooms
  • Adults/ Professionals

Bees in the Edible Schoolyard: With Hives

  • Science
Lessons Garden Classrooms
  • Grades 6-8

Garden 101: Potting Soil Mixes for Bulk and Small-Scale...

  • Professional Development
Program Management Garden Classrooms
  • Adults/ Professionals

The libraries below have been tagged by members of this program. Libraries allow you to curate resources by organizing them into customizable bundles, and can contain your own resources in combination with resources created by other members. Explore these libraries or create your own.Create a Library

Title Description

6th Grade Garden Lessons

6th grade students at King Middle School take 18...

7th Grade Garden Lessons

 7th grade students at King Middle School come to...

8th Grade Garden Lessons

6th Grade Kitchen Lessons

Sixth grade humanities students at King Middle School...

7th Grade Kitchen Lessons

 7th grade students at King Middle School take ten...

8th Grade Kitchen Lessons

 8th grade students at King Middle School come to...

Edible Schoolyard Academy:...

 This library contains documents covered in...

Edible Schoolyard Academy Garden...

This library contains all the resources and take home...

Edible Schoolyard Academy Kitchen...

This library contains all the resources and take home...

Volunteer Management at the Edible...

The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley maintains a robust group...

Fall Garden Club After School...

This fall’s garden club was focused on making food...

What's on Your Plate?

Name Description

Cristine Tennant

Staff

I am very excited to be a part of the team at the Berkeley Edible Schoolyard as the Administrative Coordinator. After spending time as...

Kyle Cornforth

Staff

I have worked with educational food programs for 14 years in a variety of capacities; as an AmeriCorps member, garden and chef teacher,...

Anne Meade Paden

Supporter

Beth Sonnenberg

Teacher

David Spiegelman

Teacher

Debra Lande

Volunteer

Elena Garcia

Staff
Teacher

I am currently a Garden Teacher at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. I graduated in the Spring of 2010 from UC Santa Cruz in...

Emma Jones

Staff
Teacher

     I am currently the AmeriCorps member at the Edible Schoolyard garden.  I...

Esther Cook

Staff
Teacher

Since it's inception in 1997, I have been Chef Teacher in the Edible Schoolyard kitchen classroom. Over the past fourteen years I have...

Geoff Palla

Staff
Teacher

I joined the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley team in August 2008 as the Garden Manager and Teacher bringing over ten years of work experience...

Gloria German

Teacher

Heather Knape

Supporter
Volunteer

I am a long time garden class volunteer and recent editor at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. I also volunteer at my children's school...

Jacqueline Rastrullo

Teacher

Jason Uribe

Staff
Teacher

I am one of the garden teachers at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.
I started this position in the fall of 2011.
I grew up in...

Jay Cohen

Teacher

Jeff Fillingim-Selk

Teacher

 I am a middle school teacher at King Middle School in Berkeley, Ca. I teach English, US history and AVID.

Jill Bergan

Teacher

Science teacher at King who loves the Edible Schoolyard, especially the ducks, beets, and kiwis.

Katherine and John Schaaf

Teacher

Mary Beth Leland

Teacher

Mikko Jokela

Teacher

Monica Linzner

Staff
Teacher

I am a Chef Teacher at Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. Born and raised in the East Bay, I briefly left California to attend Colorado College...

Nick Lee

Staff
Teacher

I am currently the Assistant Chef Teacher at The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. As a native of the east bay area I have always enjoyed...

Phoebe Tanner

Teacher

I recently retired from teaching 6th grade math and science, and What's On your Plate? at King Midde School in Berkeley, California....

Polly Clare-Rothe

Supporter

As the Edible Schoolyard Garden Americorps Member, I love discovering new things about the garden alongside our students. I have been...

Raquel Jacquez

Supporter

Raquel Jacquez is the Administrator of the Edible Schoolyard Programs for the Grimm Family Education Foundation. Raquel previously spent...

Rebecca Burke

Teacher

Robin Goldman

Teacher

Thomas Sinsheimer

Teacher

Varun Mehra

Supporter

I live in Berkeley, CA and have worked in Alice Waters's office at Chez Panisse since 2008.  I have learned so much from the Edible...

Winslow Carroll

Supporter

I am a relatively recent transplant to California, having grown up in Vermont and attended college in Massachusetts. I studied History...

Last updated April 16, 2013