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The Edible Schoolyard

photo credit: the edible schoolyard

The other day I read an article about “The edible schoolyard.”  The name alone caught my attention and once I learned more about it, I was hooked.  Here’s the idea: The edible schoolyard (a program of the Chez Panisse Foundation) is a one-acre sized, organic garden and kitchen classroom for public school students at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkley, CA.  While more and more edible schoolyards are popping up across the United States students and teachers from MLK JR. Middle School seem to have it down.  Students participate in all aspects of the garden including, growing,  harvesting, food prep, etc. What an amazing way to teach your kids about nutrition and natural, healthy eating! I love it! To learn more about The edible schoolyard click here. The website and idea in general are a great resource as well as inspiration for starting your own organic garden at home, in your classroom, or even at the workplace! Cheers to healthy, organic growing AND eating!