Edible Schoolyard Project Faces Funding Cuts
March 27th, 2012 | D.I.Y., Grow Your Own, Alice Waters, Berkeley, D.I.Y., edible schoolyard, education, gardening, school
The edible schoolyard project that Alice Waters began with the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, in Berkeley in 1995 is a truly visionary project. Since it’s beginning 17 years ago it has spread across North America as well as the world. Alice Waters of Chez Panisse restaurant is the mother of the Delicious revolution that is sweeping the globe. She has been my inspiration ever since I started cooking. I have also had the chance to visit the original MLK Edible Schoolyard so this movement holds a very special place in my heart. Unfortunately, as the article below lays out, the future of this program looks like it might get cut off, just when we need it most–when the USDA thinks it is appropriate to feed kids pink slime for lunch – yuck.