The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children's Museum

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College/University, Adults/Professionals, Other
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About the Program: 

Opened to the public in 2010, The Edible Schoolyard includes a half-acre urban, teaching garden and kitchen classroom.  We offer hands-on experiences that focus on fresh, seasonal food, wellness, and outdoor play.  Part of the Greensboro Children’s Museum, The Edible Schoolyard Greensboro engages our community through field trips, summer camps, after-school programming, community events, and cooking classes for kids ages 0-100.

The Edible Schoolyard Greensboro uses a seed-to-table philosophy whereby kids and families learn about the systems through which food is grown, harvested, prepared, and shared as a meal.  By giving kids a greater knowledge of and connection to what they eat, we inspire them to make better choices for their health and the health of their communities. 

The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children’s Museum is a founding program of the Edible Schoolyard Project, a nonprofit started by food activist and restaurateur Alice Waters.  There are seven founding programs working toward a shared mission of food education.

Program Members: 
Rachel Vang
Garden Educator
Mickey Davis
Chef Educator