School gardens and farm to school become popular
The School Lunch Initiative (www.schoollunchinitiative.org) seeks to accomplish on a daily basis what the Edible Schoolyard program only begins to approach with its once-a-week sessions in the garden and kitchen classroom. The goal: to prepare a nutritious, locally sourced meal and gather classmates and teachers around a well-set table daily. Afterward, students will be encouraged to help clean up, loading the dishwasher and carrying food scraps to their garden compost pile. “The idea is to replicate this across the country in every public school,” says Alice Waters, famed chef and founder of Chez Panisse.
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