Garden School

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 […]

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Eco Literacy

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 […]

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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 […]

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University Visits: Food System Studies and Farm Programs

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 […]

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