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Edible Schoolyard Annual Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 09, 2009
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Rose St
Berkeley, CA 94703

Celebrate our 5th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale with the students, teachers, volunteers and staff of the Edible Schoolyard. All plants in the sale are grown in the Edible Schoolyard garden and are excellent starts for healthy Bay Area gardens. We will be offering annual vegetables, annual and perennial herbs and flowers, culinary and tea herbs, fruit plants galore and a tasty selection of heritage tomato plants. Crafts and cut flowers as well as other surprises will also be available. This sale supports the ongoing life and health of the ESY garden.

Saturday Only - Edible Schoolyard Jamboree!
This year we've expanded our plant sale to include a community celebration. Join us for pizza by the slice from our wood burning oven, freshly tossed garden salad, local food vendors, live music, and garden and kitchen tours lead by King Students. Saturday, May 9th 2009, free to the public.

About Us:

The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), established in 1995, is a one-acre garden and kitchen classroom at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California. It is a program of the Chez Panisse Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by chef and author Alice Waters.

The garden started as a cover crop in a vacant lot with once-monthly student participation. More than a decade later, it is a thriving acre of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Now, each student at King Middle School attends 12 to 30 sessions in ESY kitchen and garden classrooms, depending on grade level. ESY reaches each of the nearly one thousand students at King Middle School.

The visibility of ESY has also increased. The program hosts over 1,000 visitors each year—from educators, to health professionals, to international delegates—and has inspired countless kitchen and garden programs. In 2005 we launched our first affiliate program in New Orleans, Louisiana. Today, we have a small network of Edible Schoolyard affiliate programs in cities across the country.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 6:02PM
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