As KQED’s Bay Area Bites laid it out this week, Berkeley’s vibrant school gardening and cooking programs are in danger of losing their federal funding for next year. The Berkeley Food Policy Council, along with many community members and groups are organizing efforts to keep this program going. They are making the case at the School Board Meeting tonight, Wed, May 8th. Join to help this group have a persuasive presence! Bring a sign in support of the Garden & Cooking program or bring a gardening or cooking tool to hold up. Arrive no later than 7:15pm at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94710 (Old City Hall, second floor).
Can’t make the meeting, but still want to support? Here are more actions you can take to preserve the connection to land and health for future generations:
- Dine Out on Thurs, May 30th. Berkeley restaurants are rallying to this cause, and will donate a percentage of sales from the event to this program. For a list of participating restaurants, go to berkeleydineout.com.
- Sign the Petition. There is an online petition to convey the support this program has to the School Board. Click here to sign and read the inspiring comments. Share it and help reach 1,000 signatures!
- Stay connected, like Berkeley Schools Cooking and Gardening Alliance on Facebook. The Facebook page is the best way to be kept in the loop about program developments, events and tasty news from school gardens! Go to facebook.com/BerkeleySchoolGardeningandCookingAlliance