2. Our Work
The garden, kitchen, and cafeteria at King Middle School serve as a demonstration site and innovation hub for the edible education curriculum and pedagogy. We have worked closely with the whole school community to connect a one-acre teaching garden and a dedicated kitchen classroom to the science and humanities curricula taught to all students. Evening family classes invite parents and trusted adults to learn with and from their students. Across the playground, the larger cafeteria kitchen prepares delicious school meals from scratch for all public school students in Berkeley, using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.
In our professional development programs and short courses, we empower other educators to create and sustain similar programs in their home communities. Our goal is to help schools develop strong edible education programs grounded in shared standards of practice and justice, responsive to the cultural, institutional, and funding realities of their own particular contexts. Since 2009, we have trained 897 teachers, administrators, food service staff, nutritionists, community leaders, and parents from over 367 schools worldwide, representing more than 1 million students in 42 US states.
TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
Everything we create is documented and shared for free. Our online Resource Library and Network community offer educators vetted lessons, teaching practices, program tools, and training materials – fostering the creation, growth, and enrichment of edible education programs near and far.
We are proud to be part of a dynamic national and international movement uniting grassroots and community groups with highly influential civic and government institutions, all committed to forging a just, sustainable food system and future.