“Edible Education” has now entered the mainstream. The Edible Schoolyard Project continues to flourish from one simple idea: all academic subjects from Kindergarten through 12th grade become more richly engaging when they are integrated with immersive experiences in kitchens and gardens. As young people are empowered to understand the deep connections between food and every other aspect of life, they develop a sense of global citizenship, a respect for the land, and a determination to nourish themselves and each other.
Cafeterias should become central to our students’ education – a place where they can experience and participate in the ritual of the table and exchange ideas. As part of our work, we are longtime advocates for a free and universal school lunch. This is a movement to truly care for our next generation. Thanks to our longstanding collaboration with Slow Food, our work holds great promise – now more than ever before!
Vice President, Slow Food International
Founder, The Edible Schoolyard Project