School Garden Survey Examples from Oregon, Florida, California, Washington DC, Minnesota, and Connecticut:
The Edible Schoolyard, created in 1995, is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California. Over 15 years, the garden has grown from a cover crop in a vacant lot to a thriving acre of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers. The garden supplies hundreds of pounds of seasonal organic produce to the Edible Schoolyard’s kitchen classes, produce giveaways at King Middle School, and local community programs.
The kitchen classroom is housed in a colorful bungalow that sits at the garden’s southwest border, providing a warm backdrop for the tacit connection students make between seasonality, plants, and food. The garden is in full view through the kitchen’s north facing windows. Students prepare a diverse selection of recipes using a variety of delicious fruits, vegetables, and eggs harvested daily from the garden.
This publication is an effort to communicate our program philosophy, educational practice, and structure in sufficient detail for use as a guide for other organizations
Ten Years of Education at the Edible Schoolyard was published in 2008
There are five chapters.