A school garden


The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), established in 1995, is a one-acre garden and kitchen classroom at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California, USA. It is a program of the “chez Panisse Foundation” a non-profit organization founded by chef and author Alice Waters.

The teachers and the garden staff work together to link garden experiences with students’ science lessons for truly integrated experiential learning. The garden is carefully planned to grow a wide variety of seasonal produce that favors the Bay Area climate; it shifts and changes from season to season, as we seed, grow, harvest, and rotate crops with new groups of students each year. 


photo David Littschwagger /Edible Schoolyard by Alice Waters from Chronicle Books LLC San Francisco