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The Edible Schoolyard Project: Understanding Organic

Understanding Organic: Connections to Action in the Garden Classroom is a garden and classroom-based curriculum for middle to high school students that explores the concepts and meanings of organic agriculture offered by the Edible Schoolyard Project. The curriculum consists of a short preparatory unit, a sequence of 10 core lessons, and 12 optional extension inquiries that can also be taught as standalone lessons.

The Edible Schoolyard Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the transformation of public education by using organic school gardens, kitchens, and cafeterias to teach both academic subjects and the values of nourishment, stewardship, and community. It was founded in 1995 by chef, author, and activist Alice Waters.

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