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The Edible Schoolyard
1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA 94703
One of the central programs of the Chez Panisse Foundation, the Edible Schoolyard is an organic garden and kitchenMore classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. middle school. Students get hands-on experience in the entire food cycle, from growing to harvesting to preparing food so that they might better understand the natural world and the connection between human society and the environment.
Chez Panisse Foundation
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
The Chez Panisse Foundation likens the provision of a healthy school lunch to the provision of physical educationMore classes in schools, and wants to create a future where the former will seem as natural as the latter. In pursuing this goal, it developed a model for reform now implemented in the Berkeley Unified School District that eliminates almost all processed foods in favor of local, seasonal, organic meals prepared from scratch every day that still falls within the district's food budget. It also keeps up a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom at the MLK Jr. Middle School in which children learn healthy lifestyle choices.