This review is for the title Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea, by Alice Waters.
This book tells the story of how a garden transformed a middle school in crisis.
What started as a simple project blossomed into an elaborate legacy that has lasted for years. Through intense community, teacher and student involvement, along with Alice Waters’ commitment and vision, a middle school now has a food program that embraces students holistically throughout their entire careers at the school.
Others are taking this schoolyard’s lead and starting their own unique school gardens. I see this program as one that could also be used for therapeutic recreation purposes, or at the community level.
Check out Alice Waters’ book and be inspired.
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