Kitchen Classrooms

Larchmont Charter School

In 2009, Larchmont Charter was selected by Alice Waters to spread the roots of the Edible School Yard Project in Los Angeles. The ESY Project at LCS supports constructivist learning through hands-on experiences in gardening and cooking classes, and nourishing foods shared around a common table. This edible education fosters appreciation of how the natural world sustains us and inspires students to be advocates for the well being of our school community, the environment, and all living beings.



Pittsburg Unified School District Edible Garden

It is the mission of the Pittsburg Unified School District to inspire our students to ensure they achieve equity in academic excellence and to bring students closer together through shared experiences in learning.  We believe the cultural diversity of our community and our youth are our greatest assets.  We endeavor to bring our students to their fullest potential and to create lifelong learners who will contribute positively to the world.

AnnanThe Froebel School

All classes have their own froebelian growing beds which allows children to be involved in all stages of the growing process from planting to cooking.

Outdoor education is a priority at Annan school, our grounds include a pond, orchard, wild area and is surrounded by woods where children go each week to forest school.

These spaces are an integral part of the everyday life of the school and provide places where children can work and play and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world.

Golden Chameleon Garden

We are the Golden Chameleon Garden, a name created and chosen by the students of Central Park Elementary School. We are new and growing community. Central Park Elementary welcomed students for the first time in August 2016. Central Park Elementary is a public K-5, neighborhood school in the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Northern Light School

Northern Light School's mission is to provide a high quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The faculty and staff create an atmosphere where every child can grow academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to become healthy, productive members of their families and communities.

Valor Academy Elementary School

I work for an amazing charter school called Valor Academy. We are a new school only being in our 2nd year of operation, and this is the very first year of our garden program. We have 5 raised key hole garden beds and a few other raised beds scattered throughout our campus. Our campus primarily services Latino students in a majority of economically under served areas. Our campus currently serves TK-2nd grade and will be adding a new grade every year as we grow. I currently teach gardening and cooking and would love to create a bridge between the two.


Alimentamente is a social-environmental education program, founded by a team of biologists in 2014, with a mission to promote conscious and responsible food consumption.

Our work consists on discussing the myriad of dimensions connected to food, and cooking as a team in our kitchen classroom. Our recipes are vegan, using fresh, organic and agroecological ingredients from family based agriculture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Scarsdale Middle School

Population of program: Scarsdale Middle School focuses on the developmental needs of early adolescents. We seek to foster a highly challenging intellectual environment that is also very nurturing and supportive. The population is made up of a diverse group of 1200 middle school students, from grades 6-8.  

Program Values: To provide hands-on learning and leadership opportunities in order to provide students opportunities to learn so they can make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

Santa Clara Unified School District - CTE GCC

The SCUSD CTE Garden Connections Teamis a part of a unified collaborative involving seven different SCUSD schools with varying demographics and backgrounds, as well as our child nutrition services department and the SCUSD Farm - to create a K-12 multi-disciplinary Garden Connections Collaborative (GCC). This GCC project includes school garden and culinary clubs, school site visits, mentorship exploration, field trips to our partnering sites as well as surrounding farm-to-fork educational facilities, and reality based education, career-connections opportunities for students.


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