The Edison SchoolHouse Garden
The Edison School Garden is an experiential learning classroom where students accompany their teachers into the garden to experience culture, history, language, ecology, and geography through the growing and preparation of food. Envision a warm, bright, and cheerful kitchen that is a backdrop for enthusiastic students who view the garden through the south-facing windows–making the tacit connection between seasonality, plants, and food. Students can cook together with freshly harvested produce from the garden and eat a freshly prepared dish, sharing the fruits of their labor around a communal table. As they harvest, cook, and eat their way through the school year, students’ experience lessons that support academic learning in the classroom.
For more information about school gardens: http://schoolgardenproject.org/
All photos: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone, University of Oregon