I. FOOD IS AN ACADEMIC SUBJECT

Ecology and gastronomy bring alive every subject from reading and writing to science and art.

II. SCHOOL PROVIDES LUNCH FOR EVERY CHILD

Good food is a right, not a privilege. It brings children into a positive relationship with their health, community and environment.

III. SCHOOLS SUPPORT FARMS

Cafeterias buy fresh food from local farms, not only for reasons of health but to strengthen local food economies.

IV. CHILDREN LEARN BY DOING

Children work in the vegetable beds and on the cutting boards to awaken their senses and open their minds, both to their core academic subjects and to the world around them.

V. BEAUTY IS LANGUAGE

A beautifully prepared environment, where deliberate thought has gone into everything from the pasts to the plates on the tables, communicates to children that we care about them

By Alice Waters

http://edibleschoolyard.org/

The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.