New York – School children will soon be able to tuck in to food from their schoolyard.
Restaurateur and food activist Alice Waters developed The Edible Schoolyard programme in the hope of transforming children’s relationship with food.
Pupils at the school in Brooklyn will plant, harvest and prepare food such as potatoes, carrots and cabbage in their own garden. These activities will be tied into the general curriculum, connecting food to subjects such as science and art. The pupils will get hands-on, year-round education about food.
Four constructions will complement the garden by producing energy and heat, collecting rainwater, sorting waste and processing compost. In addition, a mobile four-season greenhouse extends the growing season into colder months.
LS:N Global is increasingly seeing a move towards locally produced food. Recently we reported on a concept for a supermarket where produce is grown onsite.