First Person: Why I’m Working to End Childhood Hunger

JWU Denver alum Megan Bradley '07 has dedicated her culinary career to helping families affected by hunger. Here she tells us the very personal reasons behind her tireless work for the Colorado chapter of No Kid Hungry.

Edible Education: JWU North Miami’s Garden of Eden

Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur picking eggplants with JWU North Miami’s Amanda Edun and Chef Chris Wagner.

Hidden behind the College of Culinary Arts at JWU’s North Miami Campus is a lush oasis filled with more than 100 species of fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

But this Edible Garden isn’t just a space for taking a study break or carving out some calm between classes. (Although it’s that, too.) It’s a mini-farm and a teaching garden where culinary students not only learn about exotic species like jackfruit, achiote (from which annatto is derived), açai palm, sweet edible bamboo, apple banana and Jabuticaba, a grapelike fruit native to Brazil — they gain an understanding of organic gardening and the growing cycle, all while boosting their culinary creativity.