Details have emerged of the latest Edible Schoolyard project — this time the Alice Waters effect has spread its tentacles all the way from the West Coast to Brooklyn, New York

According to Inhabitat, a new $1.6 million garden and center will be built at PS. 216, an elementary school located in Brooklyn’s Gravesend neighborhood.  Designed by Work Architecture Company, it will include a solar-powered kitchen classroom, mobile greenhouse, rainwater cistern, composting system, outdoor pizza oven — and a chicken coop.

It all looks mighty nice. The kitchen’s butterfly-shaped roof collects rainwater and feeds into the neighboring mobile greenhouse, a structure which slides away during the spring and summer seasons.

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[Photo: Inhabitat.]

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...