Edible Schoolyard brings healthy learning to the Bay Area

BERKELEY, Calif. — Sixteen years ago an empty lot was all one could find next to Marthin Luther King, Jr. Middle School. Today it’s a thriving garden sown by the hands of its students. Alice Waters realized her dream by founding The Edible Schoolyard and creating this garden. This month, Waters’ other and original endeavor, Chez Panisse restaurant, celebrates its 40th anniversary, while…

A tale of two travelers

SAN FRANCISCO – When my parents came to this country for the first time, they hoped to find a better life, just as the Chinese did many years ago when they entered the United States through this Western immigration station in San Francisco Bay. As I entered the immigration station at Angel Island, now a state…