- Celebrating Alice Waters: an Intimate Presentation ’20 Years of Edible Schoolyard’
In 1995, Alice Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard Project to bring all schoolchildren into a new relationship to food and the land. Edible Education puts growing, cooking and eating food at the center of academic learning and teaches students the core values of stewardship, nourishment, communication and care. When we bring all children to the table and feed them a sustainable, delicious, and free school meal, we nourish not only their minds and bodies but our democracy.
Bouley Botanical, Chef David Bouley’s newest venue, is an urban gathering space that celebrates taste and its roots in nature.
Alice Waters Bio:
Alice Waters is a chef, author, and food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local, sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995, she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for school lunch and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. She has been a Vice President of Slow Food International since 2002. She conceived and helped create the Yale Sustainable Food Project, in 2003, and the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome, in 2007. Her honors include her election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 2007; the Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award, which she shared with Kofi Annan, in 2008; and her induction into the French Legion of Honor, in 2010. Most recently, she was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama. Alice is also the author of fourteen books, including New York Times bestsellers The Art of Simple Food I & II and The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.
About Bouley Botanical:
Chef David Bouley has created a versatile new venue, Bouley Botanical, a living events space designed to excite all five senses, dedicated to the celebration of Private, Social and Business Events. Think of Botanical as a blank canvas that can be themed through color LED lighting, media wall, state-of-the-art sound, video and decoration to fit the mood of your event. Located in TriBeCa at 281 Church Street (corner of White), Botanical envelopes your guests in an environ of pure ingredients, featuring 400+ edible species of plants growing in vertical window gardens, supported by the largest bio-dynamic green house in New England.