The Edible Schoolyard
Slow Food Nova Scotia produced this 22 minute video by filmmaker Darryl Gray, chronicling the efforts of the students and staff at Dr Arthur Hines Elementary school in rural Nova Scotia. The documentary follows the students and the growing year as they create their school garden, watch it blossom throughout the spring and summer, harvest their organic crops in the fall and learn about cooking food under the mentorship of a professional chef. This inspiring short film has been screened at the Slow Motion Film Fest and the BUSTER Internationall Childrens Film Festval in Copenhagen.
Excerpts from the film may be screened here.
It is available for purchase for $10 plus shipping by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It is also available for free as a loaner through the Nova Scotia Library system