Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Jake Gyllenhaal Stops By New York's First Edible Schoolyard Program

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Would rather be a big deal Hollywood A-Lister or hang out in New York’s first edible schoolyard? If you’re Jake Gyllenhaal you get to do both!

Last week, the actor spent some quality time at Brooklyn’s P.S. 216 to check out the brand new Edible Schoolyard Program.

The goal of the program is to create and sustain an organic garden and landscape that is wholly integrated into the school’s curriculum, culture, and food program. In short, it offers students a chance to learn about healthy living and sustainable eating by offering classes in gardening and cooking.

“We have the power to help eradicate the childhood obesity epidemic and it’s programs like Edible Schoolyard NYC that are working to do just that,” said Christiane Baker, head of Edible Schoolyard NYC.

Although P.S. 216 is currently the only school to receive such a program, Edible Schoolyard is already planning to extend to more than 25 Brooklyn schools and to create an edible academy in all of New York City boroughs. Perfection!

Want to learn more? Stop by EdibleSchoolYard.org!

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

VIDEO: Moral Confusion

A look at our confused thinking when it comes to how and why we use animals.

The Vegan Nightmare for Quartz is my Vegan Dream

No hooks for hands, no phantom entanglements, just the suggestion of the United States food system shifting to support people eating nothing but plants.

Meat Is Not the Problem

Meat is not the problem, all animal products are the problem.