The Edible Schoolyard Project

The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share a comprehensive edible education curriculum with all schools and support the creation, growth, and enrichment of the edible education field.

The Edible Schoolyard Project

We envision gardens and kitchens as interactive classrooms for all academic subjects, and a sustainable, delicious and free school lunch for every student. Integrating this curriculum into schools can transform the health and values of every child in America.

The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California is the Edible Schoolyard Project’s demonstration site and learning lab. At ESY Berkeley, students participate in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing nutritious, seasonal produce during the academic day and in after-school classes. Students’ hands-on experience in the kitchen and garden fosters a deeper appreciation of how the natural world sustains us and promotes the environmental and social well-being of our school community. For 20 years, we’ve worked closely with the school’s students, teachers, and administrators to build a leading model of edible education.

Today, we invest in the burgeoning field of edible education by inspiring, connecting, and strengthening practitioners and programs across the country. Our ESY Network members can find and share resources and learn together at trainings like our annual Edible Schoolyard Academy.



The Edible Schoolyard Project

The Edible Schoolyard Project

The Edible Schoolyard Project

The Edible Schoolyard Project