Berkeley High School
In Fall 2017, GSE began working with a few motivated Berkeley students to revitalize the school’s garden. Over the course of Summer 2018, a few determined Berkeley students served as GSE interns, working in the garden, weeding, taking care of the soil, and even planting the garden’s first revitalized bed, full of tomato and basil, lovingly dubbed the “Pizza Bed.” Currently, GSE and the Green Team students are plant-planning for the coming year, hoping to fill the space with life, beauty, and, of course, food!
Berkeley High is home to a network of students, teachers, and community partners looking to tackle environmental issues and foster a sustainable campus community. Together with the Edible Schoolyard Project, the BUSD Sustainability and Resiliency planning team, and the Berkeley High School Green Team, GSE is excited to serve the greater Berkeley community through collaborative sustainable efforts, including waste management, edible schoolyards, and green activism.
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Work alongside students in Latin America on projects in their communities, practice your Spanish, experience the culture and natural beauty of their country and reflect on your growth as a leader.
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Develop projects with your peers that address pressing social and environmental issues, while building leadership skills (and an impressive resume!) in a fun and safe environment.
Meet Your Educator, Molly Brodsky
Originally from New Jersey, Molly first fell in love with sustainable agriculture when she moved to the Midwest to study at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Wash U, Molly earned her B.A in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Environmental Anthropology and developed her passion for the ways identity, community, food, and green space intersect. Inspired to tackle social and environmental issues holistically, Molly understands the garden as a tool to connect diverse groups of individuals, address social justice issues, and build both healthy communities and ecosystems.
Molly’s educational experiences are rooted in a decade of attending and staffing Jewish experiential education summer camp, where she still visits to facilitate staff training on diversity and storytelling. While in St. Louis, Molly coordinated a farm-based leadership program for new college students and collaborated with teachers in Ferguson, MO to develop a tutoring program for St. Louis youth. Most recently, Molly conducted a two-year research project exploring the relationship between gender and agriculture in the United States and India, during which she spent time on woman-run farms in Vermont, Northern California, and Dehradun, India interviewing and working with women farmers. Molly is excited to engage her students in Alameda County to cultivate their own roles in environmental activism by connecting their local experiences to the global food system.