P.S. 58 The Carroll School
Brooklyn, New York
Science teacher Diana Marsh and parent Polly Desjarlais got the garden at this urban school off the ground seven years ago, but it wasn't until local chefs stepped in that it really took off. The staff at Seersucker restaurant works with the students to select plant varieties. Then, after harvesting, the kids go to the Seersucker kitchen to make dishes with their bounty. "The chefs taught the kids how to pickle cucumbers and peppers," says Marsh. "It really made an impression on them. They talked about it for weeks!"