Our Edible Education

This past Friday the Re:Vision team, along with Nathaniel Corum and Josiah Raison Cain had the privilege and joy of spending a day with the good folks over at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley. Our goal was to get hands-on experience and to learn about how the program works with the hopes of replicating it in the future as an integral part of our design competitions.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the program, the garden was started back in 1995, funded by Alice Waters to serve as a garden and a kitchen classroom for Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School. The garden began as an empty lot with just a cover crop for the first two years. Now it is an acre of land thriving with all types of vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and complete with it’s own chickens that provide not only fun for the students but eggs to the kitchen. We learned that the garden has a Rainwater Catchment System that harvests and stores 200 gallons of water for every inch of rain. The water is harvested from the rooftop of their tool shed and used to water the garden!

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