Katrina Heron, a veteran journalist, takes over the reins at The Edible Schoolyard Project.
Three Berkeley elementary schools secure additional federal funding for their cooking and gardening programs for the next academic year.
A new global group -- with roots here in Berkeley -- wants to put the play (and some risk) back in childrens' outdoor environments.
Late last night, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board voted to authorize funding up to $350,000 for three elementary schools — Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Washington — that were in danger of losing their gardening and cooking programs for the next school year.
This week, Berkeley parents and community members rallied to find ways to secure funds to save the gardening and cooking programs at three local elementary schools.
Cooking and gardening programs at three Berkeley elementary schools may face cuts.
Potentially lost in the tsunami of stories of all things Chez Panisse this week — see yesterday’s Berkeleyside Wire and this post today for a fraction of the coverage circulating in anticipation of the 40th anniversary celebrations that start in earnest tonight — is the fact that the weekend long festivities are, at their heart, a series of fundraisers for the newly launched Edible Schoolyard Project, a national hub designed to broaden the reach of The Edible Schoolyard founded by Alice Waters.
By Gary Alinder
In the course of her travels researching her new book Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation, Sharon Gamson Danks was struck by two things: First, the United States is a world leader in school food gardens and Berkeley is firmly at the epicenter of that movement.
Retired city of Berkeley health outreach worker Joy Moore, 59, is anything but retired.
Do Berkeleyside readers even need an introduction to the mother of the American fresh, local, sustainable, organic food movement?
Berkeley Unified School District’s School Lunch Initiative (SLI) has been hailed nationwide as a model for teaching children about food and the importance of good nutrition.