Our local school is trying to get a schoolyard garden and I’m doing what I can to support the effort. Ideally, it would be something really lovely — like the edible schoolyard that Chef Alice Waters helped create at the MLK school in Berkeley, California.

The Edible Schoolyard website lists 20 good reasons to support a student garden and kitchen in your local schools. I can think of so many more, but my favorites are: “The garden and kitchen are beautiful spaces that connect students to their school. They provide a context for rituals and celebrations. And a kitchen and garden promote risk taking, such as trying new things…foods, activities and making new friends.”

If you’re interested in more information, I am continuing the schoolyard garden theme at studio g today with more postings about specific ways to fund a garden and ideas for getting started on a small scale. And may I also say, thank you so much for the opportunity to be a Guest Mom this week — it’s been lovely!

photo by Jen Sundeen