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Joy Moore: Community food reformer

Joy Moore at the Berkeley Technology Academy garden. Photo: Sarah Henry. Retired city of Berkeley health outreach worker Joy Moore, 59, is anything but retired. A long-time local food activist, Moore has played a key role in community efforts to reform school lunch in the Berkeley Unified School District, co-founded Farm Fresh Choice, which brings […]

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Berkeley Bites: Alice Waters

Alice Waters at the King Middle School Edible Schoolyard Do Berkeleyside readers even need an introduction to the mother of the American fresh, local, sustainable, organic food movement? Alice Waters is a living legend. For four decades, the California cuisine innovator, Chez Panisse chef, Edible Schoolyard founder, school food reformer, and Slow Food advocate, has […]

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Research verifies importance of school food program

The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King Jr. School Berkeley Unified School District’s School Lunch Initiative (SLI) has been hailed nationwide as a model for teaching children about food and the importance of good nutrition. But for every glowing report from the Edible Schoolyard, there have been critics carping about Berkeley hippies detracting from “real” […]