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How does your garden grow?

Local schools plant seeds for learning

April 8, 2012
by GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer ( , Times Leader

In the late 1990's in Berkeley, California, Alice Waters told a newspaper reporter that every day she drove past a grade school that looked like "no one cared about it." The school principal called Waters (chef and owner of the established and popular Chez Panisse restaurant) out about her comment and asked for suggestions to help his admittedly blighted school. This exchange started a revolution-in a good way-that, 15 years later, has evolved into the organization and idea of the Edible Schoolyard (



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