Join us for a meal at a partnering restaurants on Tuesday, May 13th, and a portion of your bill will support the Berkeley Public School Gardening Program! It will be an evening of wining and dining in support of connecting student learning with real world experiences around food, while exploring topics of health, wellness, and personal and community growth.
The Berkeley Public School Cooking and Gardening Program has been offering pre-kindergarten to high school students a gardening and cooking education for over twelve years. The unique district-wide program encourages students to explore the value of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, getting physical activity, and knowing where their food comes from. These exploratory lessons that focus on whole child education have become an integral part of a Berkeley student’s academic life and are now at a crossroads. After being funded annually with a $1.9 million federal grant for health and nutrition programs, the program is currently operating on a lifeline with a piecemeal budget.
Click here for a list of restaurants that are participating. The Dine Out event next week is the first of two fundraisers scheduled to raise community funding and support for the program. Save the date and click here to get tickets for the second, a Berkeley School Gardening Program Gala fundraiser on Saturday, June 7th.