Mission: The mission of the edible schoolyard project is to build and share a national food curriculum for the education system. The organization envisions this "edible education" as part of the core curriculum of every school in the country.
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the organization advocates for edible education programs nationwide by attracting attention to the accomplishments and benefits of these programs. The organization gathers and shares the lessons and best practices of school gardens, kitchens, and lunch programs worldwide and maps the grassroots movement of edible education programs to demonstrate their impact and universality. The organization documents and shares lesson development and programming from its own and other edible education programs at locations across the globe. The organization supports and shares research to evaluate the effectiveness of edible education. The organization sustains the edible schoolyard at martin luther king, jr. Middle school in berkeley, california, as a model curriculum of kitchen and garden classes integrated into a schools academic and meal programs. The organization involves the families of martin luther king, jr. Middle school in after-school programming that extends homeward the lessons learned in the schools garden and kitchen. The organization also trains educators from around the world at the edible schoolyard academy, an annual hands-on workshop in berkeley, california. Additionally, the organization assists in producing college-level programs to further advance the principles of edible education.