Nature Club for Kids at StratfordJanuary 19, 2010
Alice Hohl quoted in Chattanooga Parent magazineJanuary 21, 2010
Public School In Brooklyn Will Have Year-Round Edible Schoolyard.
The New York Times (1/20, D3, Severson) reports that PS 216 in Brooklyn, NY, is planning the first year-round Edible Schoolyard in the nation. “This summer, supporters will tear up a quarter-acre of asphalt parking lot behind PS 216…and start building the first New York affiliate of the Edible Schoolyard program, developed by the restaurateur Alice Waters of Chez Panisse.” The lot will contain “a kitchen classroom with communal tables where children can share meals they make from food they grow in the garden,” as well as “a chicken coop, a composting system, an outdoor pizza oven and a cistern to collect rainwater.” In addition, “a movable greenhouse will be rolled out each fall.” Students will be taught “lessons in subjects like art, math, history and science” in the $1.6 million schoolyard with a curriculum that “will be designed with help from Teachers College at Columbia and will meet New York State standards.”