Alice Waters + Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard (click)

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So yeah, I know I haven’t written in a while .. but I have really been interested in the topic of food + design. How can food be redesigned so there is more of a connection to people who eat it? This program teaches kids how to be connected to the garden… something that very few of us really have any experience to. It really makes me think of where the food (that I very thoroughly enjoy everyday ) came from….. plus you’d never really typically think of this in a school curriculum… it’s good for the kids, community and environment.. why not?

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2 Responses to “Alice Waters + Edible Schoolyard”
  1. Melodie says:

    So cool, it’s crazy how creative we’re getting today – pulling all different types of things together.

  2. Yeah that is a fantastic idea they’ve started!

    We’re trying to do something similar here in Cincinnati by taking an unused plot of land and re-designing it as a community garden and gathering space. Food is grown right here in the heart of the Over-the-Rhine district (Walnut street) and those involved benefit at the end of the season by getting fresh produce that they helped grow themselves; it doesn’t have to be shipped from miles away; and it’s visibly organic and fresh!
    It’s a relatively new thing (the city just started the program this march), but I think it makes so much sense that it will continue to increase in popularity and support.

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