Baldor Cares Feature – Edible Schoolyard NYC: Getting Kids’ Hands in the Dirt, Vegetables on Their Plates
INSIDE A CLASSROOM in a New York City school, children are about to bite into something new: A veggie-topped homemade pizza, kale salad, just-picked tomatoes, and a stir-fry. There’s not a turned-up nose or skeptical look in the bunch. That’s because these students grew and harvested the vegetables they’re about to eat and prepared the dishes them-selves. Before they dig in, they shout “Thank you, gardeners! Thank you, cooks!” to show their appreciation for each other’s efforts.