It’s Free! The Edible Schoolyard at King Jr High School

A walk through the Edible Schoolyard garden is an ideal way to entertain visiting grandparents and small kids at the same time.  Situated behind Hopkins Park and the King track, it can be accessed by following staircases from the back of the King Jr High School campus toward the left – or by parking at a dead end on Berryman, just past Josephine.

A thriving acre of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, the garden is also home to a small water feature and a handful of chickens that never fail to entertain my kids. Foodies will appreciate this Alice Waters-inspired project. A video below tells more of the story.

Chickens at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley

New moms looking for a babywearing stroll might enjoy walking along the Hopkins Street shops between Sacramento and McGee before heading up towards the King Track.  Cross the track and look for stairs that take you up toward the garden.

Learn more about the Edible Schoolyard by watching this video by local filmmaker and parent Mario de la Vega.