In every class we start the small-group component with a check-in. This check-in serves to
remind all students, teachers, and volunteers of each other's’ names, and to give everyone
an opportunity to speak and listen to one another.
Our kitchen infrastructure and systems directly inform how we run our classes. In the
Edible Schoolyard kitchen, our space has been specifically designed to enable students to
operate independently and create rich opportunities for exploratory learning.
Volunteers at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley receive this list of readings, videos, websites, and exercises to ensure awareness of institutional racism, culturally responsive pedagogy, and social justice.
The Edible Schoolyard Norms of Collaboration outline agreements regarding how our staff works with one another. We treat this as a living document, periodically updating the language to best reflect our shared learning and new perspectives.
This resource outlines a variety of sources for fundraising, including community and private foundations, government funding, and more. You will also find listed below websites that include funding resources for edible education programs.
Grant giving organizations can provide restricted funding for a particular project or program, or unrestricted funding to help cover the overhead costs of running the organization. This list shares strategies for successful grant writing and outlines the typical elements of a funding proposal.
Individuals are the largest source of funding for nonprofit organizations. According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached more than $298 billion in 2011. Of that amount, 73% came from individuals.