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    Undersecretary of Food Nutrition and Consumer Services Dr. Katie Wilson pays us a visit!

    Exciting day yesterday! Dr. Katie Wilson, Under Secretary of Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture, learned about density and emulsion along with a group of fourth graders at Community School 55 in the South Bronx.   Dr. Wilson’s visit was to learn more about Kitchen Garden Laboratories and its partners Green Bronx […]

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    KGL Benefit Dinner with Bill Yosses and David Bouley

    Mon, May 2, 6:30pm, Spring Benefit w/ Bill Yosses Kitchen Garden Laboratory & Young Chefs Program

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    Kitchen Garden Laboratory Launches in Portland, Oregon

    In 2014 we launched our first food education program in Oregon at James John Elementary in St. John’s. We built a greenhouse, hired an amazing gardener with a degree in early childhood development and launched our program with the support of Portland Public Schools and James John Principal Samantha Ragaisis. Once our greenhouse bore vegetables, […]

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    Bill’s Blog, Spring 2016

    Bill’s Blog. The Second Edition, spring 2016 Spring is beginning to stir and it’s time to shed the winter blues and get outside to see gardens bloom all over town. KGL has lots of exciting stuff coming up. Easter Egg Roll decorations at The White House The White House kitchen garden is our inspiration!!! The […]

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    Included are sample activities and recipes put together by Bill Yosses and Kitchen Garden Laboratory staff to maximize learning and fun when working with food. In every Kitchen Garden Laboratory lesson you will find science components, healthy recipes, and helpful cooking techniques. Students will learn what to cook, how to cook it, and why it […]

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    Kitchen Gardens — from the White House to the playgrounds of our most deserved schools

    Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses has embarked on the food adventure of his life! Working with a host of Master Gardeners, acclaimed chefs all of the country and scientists from top universities,  Bill is taking the vegetable garden he knew and loved at the White House and laying it down next to the […]

Welcome to the Kitchen Garden Laboratory

Founded by former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, Kitchen Garden Laboratory uses the triad of food and cooking (Kitchen), planting and growing (Garden) and scientific experimentation (Laboratory) in its education programs to promote delicious, nutritious eating for better health outcomes, as well as foster food and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) literacy.

What makes the Kitchen Garden Laboratory special is we use cooking as a prism to help students understand science – and conversely, science as a way for kids to understand healthy eating and nutrition.

The role of the garden is as a living laboratory for teaching children (and adults) basic science. As they grow and cook their own food, the children learn about soil science, botany, the role of bees and insects in pollination, agricultural science, nutrition, math, physics, soil science and chemistry.

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Undersecretary of Food Nutrition and Consumer Services Dr. Katie Wilson pays us a visit!

Exciting day yesterday! Dr. Katie Wilson, Under Secretary of Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture, learned about density and emulsion along with a group of fourth graders at Community School 55 in the South Bronx.   Dr. Wilson’s visit was to learn more about Kitchen Garden Laboratories and its partners Green Bronx […]

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KGL Benefit Dinner with Bill Yosses and David Bouley

Mon, May 2, 6:30pm, Spring Benefit w/ Bill Yosses Kitchen Garden Laboratory & Young Chefs Program

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Kitchen Garden Laboratory Launches in Portland, Oregon

In 2014 we launched our first food education program in Oregon at James John Elementary in St. John’s. We built a greenhouse, hired an amazing gardener with a degree in early childhood development and launched our program with the support of Portland Public Schools and James John Principal Samantha Ragaisis. Once our greenhouse bore vegetables, […]

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