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.I can just imagine the type of crop that some of the students around our junior high school would try to grow.
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."