Today I spoke with Bryan from Healthy Planet US, a San Francisco based organization that helps build school garden programs at schools in the greater Bay Area and Sacramento. They have worked with 8,000 children at 18 schools children so far, and are aiming to work with 18,000 at 40 new schools. They are working […]Read more "Phone call with Bryan from Healthy Planet US"
The past couple weeks I have been working with Charlie from the Conscious Kitchen at their office in Sausalito. Last week, I helped draft the beginnings of their Wellness Policy, which draws a lot from the Center for Eco-Literacy’s policy guide. I was asked to read through the district’s current wellness policy, as well as some […]Read more "Conscious Kitchen: Sausalito Office"
Here are some photos from my second week working at the Mill Valley Children’s Garden. Each class that visits the garden is split into two groups, so last week I had one group from each class and this week I had the second half of each class. Again, I helped out with a third grade […]Read more "Garden School"
Notes from Ecological Literacy – “Fast Food Values and Slow Food Values” by Alice Waters We are a nation of cynics – people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing “…people are much more likely to think twice about whether or not they really need something if they have to dispose […]Read more "Eco Literacy"
Some new resources thanks to the Edible Schoolyard and Center for EcoLiteracy: A National Food Policy for the 21st Century : A memo to the next president Outlines a NFP Calls for edible education As Congress considers the reauthorization of the child Nutrition Act, Civil Eats publishes an editor’s note surveying the school food landscape. The Center for […]Read more "Resources"
Today was my first day working with the garden program at Edna Maguire Elementary School, which is run by Kristy Studnicki. I will be volunteering every thursday from now on, working with a third grade class, fifth grade class, and three kindergarten classes. My experience working in the garden today with five different classes on […]Read more "Mill Valley Children’s Garden at Edna Maguire Elementary School"
This week I visited three universities that have active food system studies, farms, and/or sustainable agriculture programs: Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT), University of Vermont (Burlington, VT), and Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC). I visited each campus, spoke with students, teachers and counselors, and did quite a bit of my own research as well. The […]Read more "University Visits: Food System Studies and Farm Programs"