edible schoolyards

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California chef Alice Waters established her first Edible Schoolyard in 1995 so that Berkeley children could cook and eat vegetables cultivated in gardening classes. Now New York’s first Edible Schoolyard has taken root, supplementing ½ acre of asphalt at Public School 216 Arturo Toscanini in Brooklyn.

Firm: WorkAC. Project: Edible Schoolyard. Location: Brooklyn, New York. Photography by Iwan Baan.

Karlie Kloss By Diane von Furstenberg

The model millennial

Karlie Kloss is the epitome of the ideal American millennial woman. Since being discovered at 13, she has become a major model and a 34-time Vogue cover girl. I’ve worked with her on many campaigns, as I love her personality and the fact that she is her own woman. In spite of becoming financially independent at a very young age, Karlie continues to study and improve herself while remaining very close to her family in St. Louis.

Passionate and fearless, Karlie has also become a full-fledged entrepreneur: she shares her stories and others’ on her YouTube channel Klossy. She collaborated with Warby Parker to benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC. She supports young women learning to code, all while continuing her long-standing partnership with Momofuku Milk Bar to benefit Feed and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. As a model, a businesswoman, a young philanthropist and a force on social media, she doesn’t just connect with her generation—she leads it, inspiring young women around the world to become the women they want to be, just as she has done so beautifully. (x)

I don’t like the word ‘foodie’ or how people, usually white liberals, get so fucking snobby about food, how they wax pompous about the 8 micro-courses they had at some kind of hip fusion restaurant that so-and-so’s vegan hairdresser heard about when they were in portland eating Thai food in a cafe founded by a young pink man     

I want to live in a world where food is accessible, like what Alice Waters has done with the Edible Schoolyard 

get kids involved, show them how to grow food everywhere, in cities, on patios, in their own backyards, show them that they matter and their thoughts about life and food matter, and tell them that how they prepare food is important, how they take care of everything and learn and produce their own creations is important

Karlie Kloss is the epitome of the ideal American millennial woman. Since being discovered at 13, she has become a major model and a 34-time Vogue cover girl. I’ve worked with her on many campaigns, as I love her personality and the fact that she is her own woman. In spite of becoming financially independent at a very young age, Karlie continues to study and improve herself while remaining very close to her family in St. Louis.

Passionate and fearless, Karlie has also become a full-fledged entrepreneur: she shares her stories and others’ on her YouTube channel Klossy. She collaborated with Warby Parker to benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC. She supports young women learning to code, all while continuing her long-standing partnership with Momofuku Milk Bar to benefit Feed and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. As a model, a businesswoman, a young philanthropist and a force on social media, she doesn’t just connect with her generation—she leads it, inspiring young women around the world to become the women they want to be, just as she has done so beautifully. - Diane von Furstenberg for TIME

Mission Cantina, NYC

After falling in love with the Mission Chinese Fuku Fingers at David Chang’s Fuku+ in Midtown last week, I made it a point this weekend to head down to Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina to try the second part of the collaboration between these two talented chefs, the Fuku Finger Crunchy Wrap…

Here, Bowien takes the Fuku+ fried chicken fingers and stuffs them in a corn tostada with pepper-jack cheese, crispy Russ & Daughters salmon skin, pickled jalapenos, lettuce and buttermilk dressing. He then wraps it all up again in a flour tortilla and grills the whole thing! It’s served with a side of spicy honey…

It was quite tasty! I thought the salmon skins bits were a bit too overpowering though, and wish he had used Chang’s beloved iceberg lettuce inside instead. But this Fuku Finger Crunchy Wrap was worth the subway ride downtown.

Also, one dollar from every sale of this wrap or the Fuku+ fingers gets donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC!

Also on the Mission Cantina menu this weekend was a special “NYC meets Calirfonia” burrito…

Pastrami and french fries wrapped in a flour tortilla with black beans, avocado, sour cream and pico de gallo!

MISSION CANTINA

172 Orchard St.

NY, NY 10002

212- 254-2233

http://www.missioncantinany.com

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Last night we celebrated the launch of Edible Schoolyard NYC’s Crowdrise campaign.

Edible Schoolyard NYC is eager to expand our already growing garden program in East Harlem, but they need your help. Their site at P.S./M.S. 7 and Global Tech Middle School serves over 600 students as well as the local community. 

Learn more about how you can help here.

Karlie Kloss is teaming up with Warby Parker for a limited edition collection of sunglasses, a three-piece range launching June 10th. The sunnies boast a ’70s vibe, and will retail at $145. Proceeds from the collection will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, a non-profit that promotes healthier food choices for underprivileged children at NYC Public Schools.