Garden Collage Loves Edible Schoolyard NYC
On Monday, April 13th Garden Collage celebrated its launch by sponsoring Karlie Kloss and David Chang’s beautiful Edible Schoolyard Benefit at 23 Wall Street. Edible Schoolyard NYC is a nonprofit that works to support the health and livelihood of urban schoolchildren through gardening initiatives and food education programs in public school cafeterias. Garden Collage was honored to participate in the event, which featured amazing dishes from David Chang, April Bloomfield, Aurélien Dufour, and many other respected members of New York City’s food community.
Edible Schoolyard NYC is a nonprofit that works to support the health and livelihood of urban schoolchildren through gardening initiatives and food education programs in public school cafeterias. Their mission is to give kids access to fresh, locally-grown vegetables– often in neighborhoods where up to 49% of children live below the poverty line and lack access to nutritious food. Edible Schoolyard’s goal is to create awareness about the importance of a nourishing food system despite an economy in which Doritos and Coca-Cola are cheaper than fruit. To quote Alice Waters herself, “Change the food in the schools and we can influence how children think. Change the curriculum and teach them how to garden and how to cook and we can show that growing food and cooking and eating together gives lasting richness, meaning, and beauty to our lives.” This is something we believe in deeply here at Garden Collage.
Check out a short video about Edible Schoolyard NYC and join us in the movement to get kids of all walks of life back in touch with their soil, their food, and their communities.