Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard

A Universal Idea

By Alice Waters; David Liittschwager (Photographer); Daniel Duane

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811862806, 79pp.

Publication Date: December 2008

One of America's most influential chefs, Alice Waters created a revolution in 1971 when she introduced local, organic fare at her Berkeley, California, restaurant, Chez Panisse. Twenty-five years later, she and a small group of teachers and volunteers turned over long-abandoned soil at an urban middle school in Berkeley and planted the Edible Schoolyard. The schoolyard has since grown into a universal idea of Edible Education that integrates academics with growing, cooking, and sharing wholesome, delicious food. With inspiring images of the garden and kitchenand their young caretakersEdible Schoolyard is at once a visionary model for sustainable farming and childhood nutrition, and a call to action for schools across the country.

About the Author
Janet Fletcher is a Bay Area-based cookbook author.

David Liittschwager is a freelance photographer and a contributor to "National Geographic "and other magazines. His work has been exhibited at such institutions as the California Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History. He is the author of "Skulls" and coauthor of "Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary, ""Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawaii, "and "Witness: Endangered Species of North America". Liittschwager also lectures and shows his work around the world in both fine art and natural history contexts.

Daniel Duane was born in 1967 and is the author of "Looking for Mo and Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains". He lives and surfs in Santa Cruz, California.