The attached resource shows how the Edible Schoolyard Project structures our staff meetings. Each department holds weekly meetings, and following this format helps meetings be inclusive, efficient, productive, and energizing for staff.
This resource provides a sample agenda from an Edible Schoolyard Berkeley volunteer training. Attached below is the handbook that was given to each of our volunteers at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, as well as the end-of-year survey we give to volunteers.
In this lesson, students will learn one of many ways to preserve the fall harvest. They will learn appropriate ways to harvest herbs from the garden, how to safely handle garden tools, and two simple methods to preserve herbs for use throughout the winter and spring.
Many people are cautious when bringing bees into the schoolyard. This resource outlines the protocol for responding to a severe allergic reaction caused by a bee sting, as well as the letter we send to the school community to reassure folks and get them excited about having a hive on campus.
A typical Family Nights Out class at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on weekday evenings. The basic format of an FNO class mirrors a typical kitchen class. The biggest difference is that during Family Nights Out classes we prepare an entire meal.
One of the most exciting aspects of designing a structure or open space is thinking about
the user experience, in this case our students. We believe there is an interplay between
what you build and why you build it and how the students will interact with it.
This resource lists basic tools for an outdoor kitchen and poses some questions to consider when building your tool kit. Also included are sample recipes that can be prepared using garden produce and a cooking kit.