“I am so excited to accept the position of Ambassador for Edible Schoolyards”, Jake, 29, said.
“I have long admired [founder Alice Waters]‘ work and care deeply about helping children better their health, communities and environment….the students get to apply what they learn about cooking and gardening to other subjects, science for example, where they can learn about photosynthesis while planting in the garden and having the invaluable experience of spending time outside.” Source: justjared.buzznet.com
Alice Waters, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2006 Community Leadership Awards (The John R. May Award) - for transforming our relationship with food. Through her promotion of sustainable agriculture and the slow food movement, she fights obesity and fosters a clearer understanding of how the natural world sustains us. Alice and the Chez Panisse Foundation's Edible Schoolyard educates public school children on the importance of growing and cooking fresh, nutritional food.
Jake Gyllenhaal attending the 78th Annual Academy Awards on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, CA
"We are thrilled to announce that Academy Award® nominee, Jake Gyllenhaal has joined The Chez Panisse Foundation as an Ambassador for the Edible Schoolyard program. Mr. Gyllenhaal has offered his support to help raise awareness for the program and to encourage other schools to adopt the model for Edible Education".
“We are so lucky to have someone so charismatic and thoughtful who cares deeply about the philosophy of Edible Education. As an acclaimed actor, Jake has the ability to help us reach people in communities all around the world.” - Alice Waters Donate Now!