Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Berkeley School Council will decide on a district-wide gardening and cooking proposal before their May 8th meeting. Let the School Council know that Willard supports the gardening and cooking program. Personalize if you can. When you add your name to the letter, please include that you are from Willard.
It's not long and we need everyone's help to save the program.
Because of changes in the federal funding structure, Willard and most schools in Berkeley (except King, which has funding from Edible Schoolyard) are losing funding for the garden/cooking programs for next year. For years, Berkeley has led the charge in changing how kids eat – via the school gardens, cooking classes and school lunches. These programs have national impact, making gardening and cooking a vital part of hands on science learning and encouraging kids to expand their culinary habits (like tasting and liking radishes).