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{AUDIENCE} [[audience question, low volume]]
...around 'artisanal' education, for lack of a better word - and I wondered if you would share a little bit about... personal vision... what you see... the platform for it... anything...

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{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
You are talking about me?

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
[[laughter]]

{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
Ah, about her. Ah, sorry - the 'artisanal'—

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{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
You're working on a—

{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
No, no, I understood—

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
—no, but I, I—

{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
—because I didn't know what she was talking about, that's why.

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{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
Ah, no, well I--I am doing a—

{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
You heard the question? You heard the question?

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
Yes—

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I am working on a book. We're calling it 'The Art of Simple Food 2' - and it's going to be talking about backyard gardens - and we're--we're planning on having it finished for the fall of this year—

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and I hope it will encourage people to really plant wherever they can. Whether it's a community garden, a flower box, a-uh—

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I don't know, I think of the median strips, and I think of gardens in public places where there're, instead of pansies here, uh, planting kale—

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and when you harvest it, it can be very nourishing for an awful lot of homeless centers - we did this in San Francisco, uh, during the Slow Food Festival that we had at the Slow Food Nation event that we had in San Francisco.

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But I think that the most important work of the foundation, that we're doing, is building a website, um, and collecting everyone's best practices around 'edible education'.

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So, we want to know about the smallest and the biggest projects that are happening.

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I went to a wonderful school today that was up on Capitol Hill - they actually called themselves an 'edible schoolyard' and I was so touched by it - where they had the kitchen lab and they're trying to get you, José, to get over there and teach the kids -- [[audience laughter]] -- So, you'd better—

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{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
I founded that kitchen—

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
You'd better get over there—

{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
Seriously, a little bit—

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
I was so pleased—

{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
I'm the community—

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{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"} [[?]]

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
—that they had collard greens and kale growing right at this time of the year, right out in that garden.

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{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
That was initiative for farmers market, it were amazing.

{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
[[laughter]]

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{SPEAKER name="Alice Waters"}
But what a beautiful - I mean, started on really hardly any money, just small donations - but the encouragement of the farmers markets here in D.C. - and a lot of volunteers - and that's how the Edible Schoolyard came into being.

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But then we took it on as part of the foundation - just the way José Andrés has taken on humanitarian projects - to teach people how to feed themselves in the most difficult of places.

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That's what we have to gather together - all of that information so that we can build curriculum without inventing the wheel - that we can - can really find about the best ideas for serving lunch - the best ways to cook in all the places around the world. And I'm very encouraged about the possibilities of it.

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{SPEAKER name="José Andrés"}
One more question? Sir?


Transcription Notes:
First time doing this - based in UK, so spelling may need reviewing for English (US). Difficulty in transcribing the exchange between speakers at [00:43:15] Great Job! just a few minor errors. I do not know what is said at [00:43:15].

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