This principle is at work everywhere at the Edible Schoolyard, and I’m certain it contributes to a well-organized, efficient, safe environment in the garden and the kitchen.
First the garden—color-labeled tools on a mobile cart.
I need to create something like this!
Reusable signs for the various crops they grow:
And the kitchen:
ESY staff repeatedly say that the kitchen is a “stone age” kitchen. There are very few electric appliances and lots of hand-powered presses, grinders, etc.
Cubbies for backpacks and jackets in the kitchen keep everything tidy near the workspaces.
Each table had a “toolbox” of all of the kitchen items students need to cook. Favorite new tool? The wavy knife!
I left inspired to think through the “systems” in our own garden and brainstorm how to better organize them!