Students and staff at Longfellow Middle School at work in their garden. Photo courtesy of Berkeley Public School Gardening & Cooking Program.

Students and staff at Longfellow Middle School at work in their garden.
Photo courtesy of Berkeley Public School Gardening & Cooking Program.

BERKELEY-DINE-OUT-FEB-18TH-2016If you believe that gardening and cooking should be taught in school, you’ve got the perfect reason to indulge in a restaurant meal on Thursday, February 18. Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to support the Berkeley Public School Gardening and Cooking Program, where pre-schoolers through high school students get their hands in the dirt and learn about where food comes from, how it grows, and what it’s like to eat a healthy, seasonal diet. Restaurants and food providers taking part include Comal, Gather, The Local Butcher Shop, Benchmark Pizzeria, Phil’s Sliders, and many others.

The district-wide program reaches children in three preschools, 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, and Berkeley Technology Academy. On the day of the event, program ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions and sell raffle tickets for the chance to win gift certificates to participating restaurants. Info: here

Thursday February 18, all day and evening
Dine Out for School Gardens
Participating local restaurants