Edible Schoolyard Comes to Brooklyn

January 27, 2010 at 2:37 am Leave a comment

One lucky elementary school in Brooklyn—P.S. 216—is getting one heck of a garden, thanks to the Edible Schoolyard program developed by restaurateur Alice Waters.  The $1.6 million quarter-acre garden will have a chicken coop, a composting system, a cistern to collect rainwater, a kitchen classroom housed in a solar-powered building, and an outdoor pizza oven.

Kim Severson of The New York Times writes about the garden here.  It will be the most expensive of the six Edible Schoolyards and it will operate year-round, unlike the others.

While the garden has many supporters, some critics question the effectiveness of garden-based education and wonder, as Severson puts it in the article, “if a multimillion-dollar garden is what a public elementary school in a large, cash-short district really needs.”

What do you think?

Entry filed under: Community Gardens, Local Food Production, Urban Agriculture. Tags: , , .

Burn Baby Burn Fresh from the Wall?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Twitter: Recent Tweets

%d bloggers like this: