Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alice Waters and Sustainable Gardening by Erin Ferucci, Designs 4 Living

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

I saw the most amazing episode of Iconoclasts, on The Sundance Channel recently, pairing Alice Waters, and her crusade to teach the world about sustainable organic gardening with Mikhail Baryshnikov and his brilliant creativity and work ethic.
I have been a fan of Alice Waters for a long time, she is the one who is responsible for bringing organic gardening to the White House. I love the idea of Alice Waters and Michelle Obama planting organic heirloom tomatoes at the White House!
As a chef and co-owner of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters has been a champion of eating locally grown produce for years, long before it was fashionable to be a "locavore." But what I really love about her is that she takes her message of growing and eating organic out into the schools and teaches children about the joy of eating really great food. She started a school program called the Edible Schoolyard, where kids actually grow the vegetables and then learn how to prepare them for a sumptuous healthy meal. Go Alice!

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