The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale: A Berkeley institution

Student staff at Saturday's Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale tuck into some fresh leaves. All photos: Nancy Rubin

The Edible Schoolyard’s annual Plant Sale is a Berkeley institution — and/or, as we pointed out on Friday, a little like making a visit to an outdoor Chez Panisse, given Alice Waters’ pivotal role in helping to found and fund the internationally recognized project.

After all, as contributing photographer Nancy Rubin points out, where but in Berkeley might one encounter two teenage girls wolfing down organic greens while running a booth filled with cookies?

The sale, which took place on Saturday at King Middle School, was beautifully captured by Rubin (whom we heartily welcome home from her Moroccan sojourn) — who, for the record, said she munched on both homegrown lettuce and cookies.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside. Email: