publisher: The Chez Panisse Fondation

type: Comprehensive book project

spec notes: 8.5″ by 11″, spiral bound, printed 2 colors throughout, with 4-color cover-weight dividers

To help disseminate its curriculum to other classes and schools, the Chez Pannise Foundation collected its decade-long experience and teachings into a duo of handbooks: The Garden Companion and The Kitchen Companion. These spiral-bound helpers also collected 10 years worth of teachers’ notes, students’ drawings, photos taken (gasp!) before digital cameras were around, and drawings commissioned specifically for this project, and presented a special challenge in shaping all those visual bits into a cohesive look. Combined with bright colors, the result is a friendly and inviting landscape for educators to continue the work of Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard.