Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse and the Chez Panisse Foundation and an international governor of Slow Food, will speak in Santa Monica about her experience bringing the Edible Schoolyard program to public schools.
Alice will be joined by Sam Levin, a 15-year-old student who developed an acclaimed sustainable garden for his school district in western Massachusetts. The event, which will feature Alice’s presentation, a brief question-and-answer period, and a booksigning, will benefit Canyon Charter Elementary School, a public school in Santa Monica where students, parents, and faculty are trying to join together to create a sustainable school garden.
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 7:00pm
Where: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
Cost: Tickets for the general public are available for $25.00 per person ($10 per person for children under 18) on a first-come, first-sold basis via Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $30.00 per person if seating is available.
Canyon Charter School, located in the heart of Santa Monica Canyon, was granted one of the first Charters in the state of California, in 1993. As an affiliated charter school within the Los Angeles Unified School District, their status allows for greater local autonomy and flexibility in choosing curriculum, in staffing, and in school governance.
For more information about the event, please contact Ivana Schechter-Garcia by phone at 917.825.6505 or by email.