The Berkeley Public School Gardening Program has been offering prekindergarten to high school students a gardening and nutrition education for over twelve years. The District-wide program supports student learning in science, math, and language arts, and encourages students to explore the value of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, getting physical activity, and knowing where their food comes from. These exploratory lessons that focus on whole child education have become an integral part of a Berkeley student’s academic life. This is such an important program that helps build the foundation for our good food movement; starting with our youth, and meeting in the garden. Our story is one of inspiration and future forward thinking. Food system friends and networks are encouraged to help spread the word.
We are celebrating this story at a gala reception/fundraiser on June 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus with generous support from local and regional businesses, Whole Foods, UC Berkeley’s Chancellor’s Office, Andronicos, and the Ecology Center. We will have a beautiful spread with farm to table fare provided by Whole Foods’ special catering Chef Silvia with local and regional produce from small organic farms found in the immediate area.
Join educators and leading voices in the good food movement as our guest speakers for this gala reception. We hope to see you at the gala and we look forward to continuing the conversations around food systems and education. Please help spread the word and purchase event tickets here: Brown Paper Tickets