in the garden

January 20th, 2010

From the moment I heard about Alice Waters Edible Schoolyard project I was in awe. I think it’s such a simple and brilliant idea to involve children in the process of growing food and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. The first New York branch of the Edible Schoolyard will be going up in Brooklyn along with an amazing solar-powered kitchen. I also read this article about a non-profit called La Mesa Verde building gardens in the backyards of low income folks in San Jose as a means to bring fresh fruits and vegetables into the neighborhood. So simple and inspiring, I love it.

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Images by Work Architecture and Darcy Padilla for the New York Times

Comments: 8 Total

  1. Jennifer

    January 20, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I love the concept, too. I hope an Edible Schoolyard comes to Chicago.

  2. life according to celia

    January 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

    did you watch this iconoclasts?

    the woman brought me to TEARS.

  3. DailyChef

    January 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    What a great idea. Getting kids involved early is the best way of building sustainable habits.

  4. Kelly

    January 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

    what a great link! she’s so right…

  5. jenn

    January 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    my youngest is in 5th grade and his school has a garden. all grades K-12 help out and they use the fresh produce to help make lunches in the school cafeteria. it’s is so great and has inspired us to plant a garden in our yard too :)

  6. Geralyn

    January 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I love seeing things like this. My thesis five years ago was about how children that garden and follow a gardening curriculum have improved preferences for fruits and vegetables. It was fun research that had great results.

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