Fall 2011

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The fall semester started even before school began… with OPENeducation at the Berkeley Art Museum — another collaboration with OPENrestaurant around food, art, and education.

Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Foundation, OPENeducation looked at education projects that focus on food – including METAS!

Working with artist Alison Pebworth, students from Metas squeezed fresh lemons and made alternative sodas and beverages for visitors all day – from watermelon-mint-lemon cooler to honey-lemon-bayleaf-verbena-ade.

Parents worked hard all morning, making aguas frescas their way – delicious! The crowds were welcomed as they walked in by parents’ and students’ smiling faces and glasses of refreshing strawberry, melon, and horchata – a healthy alternative to canned and bottled drinks.

Over 4000 people came to Berkeley Art Museum that day to enjoy the workshops, which included goat-milking, beekeeping, bread-baking in wood ovens on site, a seed exchange and library of books from Moe’s bookstore, and nine other stations where people made food, ate, and learned together.

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