October is National Farm to School Month. In honor of that, here's a quote from Alice Waters, the amazing chef behind the Edible Schoolyard and the farm to table movement:
"And we don’t teach farming and cooking, we teach math in the garden and English in the kitchen. We use those food spaces as labs. Every course is connected to the garden, the kitchen or the table in some way. That way it is an interactive pedagogy, so that kids can learn by doing. This is what John Dewey wanted and Maria Montessori preached and what I believe. When kids grow it and cook it, they all want to eat it."
The last sentence represents the goal of the Marquez Edible Garden and how it and other garden programs can work to encourage healthy eating and counteract the obesity epidemic.