Edible Schoolyard by Alice Waters!!! Thank you soooo much, Chronicle!
I browsed quickly through it, and the photos are gorgeous. I'll be sure to post an entire review once I read all the way through. However, I was thrilled when I spotted a page with "Principles of Edible Education." There are five principles total, which I'll share eventually, but here is the first one...just to whet your appetite:
FOOD IS AN ACADEMIC SUBJECT
A school garden, kitchen, and cafeteria are integral to the core academic mission of the school, so that ecology and gastronomy help bring alive every subject, from reading and writing to science and art.
Oh my god. It's like someone speaking directly to my soul. Not to be too dramatic or anything...
Eat, drink, and thank goodness we live in the same world as Alice Waters.