Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Return Of The Victory Garden

I wonder how this plan would play out in your typical American junior high school:
Jamie Oliver wants kids to grow their own veg [vegitables] as the next stage of his School Dinners project.

The TV chef hopes to echo a project in America where pupils create their own Edible Garden - as pioneered by his US cook friend Alice Waters.

He said; "In our Feed Me Better plan, we did a whole idea about gardening and getting free seeds and things like that.

"Alice has achieved some incredible stuff in California and I recommended it here. But the problem was that we had to prioritise.

"We had to cut a programme that was honest, specific and to the point.

"To grow stuff at school is incredible because any kid loves it - in funny names, shapes, whatever."

Oliver, a double winner at the National TV Awards, will revisit places next year featured in his original campaign.

He also plans to ask Tony Blair for a 10-to-15 pence rise on the 65 pence-per-lunch he won and a shake-up in dinner ladies' training. Oliver, 30, vowed: "I'm going to be in school dinners for years."
I can just imagine the type of crop that some of the students around our junior high school would try to grow.
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