Edible Schoolyard NOLA

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Since 2006, Emeril Lagasse Foundation (ELF) has supported the organic garden and healthy school meals program Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, at Samuel J. Green Charter Elementary School.

“These children deserve to have a fresh, green, delicious lunch everyday.” – Alice Waters

Outdoor Classroom and Edible Teaching Kitchen and Cafeteria

Emeril Lagasse Foundation helped to establish the Edible Schoolyard NOLA which has expanded to five charter schools in the FirstLine Schools network. The program incorporates organic gardening into daily curriculum, and started with the creation of an outdoor classroom and teaching kitchen at Samuel J. Green Charter School. At Arthur Ashe Charter School, the foundation is underwriting construction of a greenhouse, which will provide plant starts and seedlings as part of the city’s largest school garden. A beneficiary since 2006, Edible Schoolyard NOLA opened the Edible Teaching Kitchen and Outdoor Classroom in 2006.