Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: A Kitchen Classroom Lesson

I recently sat amongst some of the luckiest students in the world in a kitchen class at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.¬† The day I attended, eighth grade students were working on a unit about corn. Walking around the classroom, it was evident that students’ experiences with corn would¬†connect to what they were learning in theirContinue reading “Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: A Kitchen Classroom Lesson”

Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: The Garden Classroom

I wish I had made time to spend more time documenting the incredibly beautiful and diverse garden space at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. Here are a couple of things that stuck out to me though: Orchard I love the idea of including fruit trees in a school garden. So often, seasonal gardens are the mainContinue reading “Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: The Garden Classroom”

Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: Garden Teaching Techniques

In a recent visit to the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, I couldn’t help but focusing in on these interesting little creatures we call middle school students but the teachers captured much of my attention as well. They had some incredible teaching techniques that were embedded into their every word and every step that undoubtedly set theContinue reading “Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: Garden Teaching Techniques”

Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: Pineapple Guava Tasting

On my recent visit to the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, I had the opportunity to sit in on a 6th grade garden class. They engaged in a powerful, interactive lesson on greenhouse gasses, shared ownership over multiple garden tasks, then at the end of class, enjoyed a tasting out of the garden together. On this day,Continue reading “Edible Schoolyard Berkeley: Pineapple Guava Tasting”