The Edible Schoolyard Project

Published Date: 
2012

This 31 minute documentary film follows the story of how renowned chef Alice Waters' Berkeley "Edible Schoolyard" program - centered around the caring for children - is replicated and contributes to the rebirth of the New Orleans uptown poor black Green Charter School after its devastation from Hurricane Katrina floodwaters.

The story is told from the unique perspective of filmmaker/producer, Robert Lee Grant, who is from the San Francisco Bay Area, but who experienced Hurricane Katrina firsthand while living in NOLA for four years.

The film features Alice Waters, health professionals, educators and students. It concludes with comments by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama about the development of the White House organic garden, issues of childhood obesity and health, and the importance of good nutrition.

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