Monday, March 16, 2009

Edible Schoolyard - Alice Waters

I love Alice Waters and her idea's. The favorite class of the kids.

I think she looks pretty good for 64 yrs old.
Alice Waters started and still promotes the idea of using fresh, unprocessed, locally grown food – and, we learned recently, Michelle Obama is promoting the idea, too.

At 64, Waters has done more to change how Americans eat, cook and think about food than Julia Child. She’s the mother of a movement, now called "Slow Food," which is a healthy alternative to fast food. Now she is working to influence another generation, and has created a course for schoolchildren in Berkeley. During this course, the children have planted a garden and are learning the how-tos and whys of this healthy way of growing, cooking and eating. Alice Waters got her Victory Garden in front of San Francisco City Hall -- now the question is whether she can pull it off at the White House.

She's been a strong supporter of Barack Obama and has participated in several fundraisers. She even introduced Michelle Obama at a large gathering of Women for Obama in Chicago this summer, where she talked about her ideas of sustainability and healthful eating.


Flartus said...

Miss Chef and I worship at the altar of Alice Waters. We actually got to meet her last year, and Miss Chef was one of many who cooked lunch for Miss Waters and 50 others. We were both very excited to see her, and Miss Waters complimented the soup Miss Chef made. Too cool!

Hot Belly Mama said...

You're the second person to blog about this! This must be pretty special - heading over there right... now.

Anonymous said...

She's so inspirational, isn't she? Great post Joanna.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

As dumb as it sounds, a breath of fresh air. She is inspirational.

Peggy said...

I can't believe I had never heard of Alice Waters till now. Thanks for sharing!

KATE EVANS said...

We ate at her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in SF a few years ago...tres expensive but fantastique.