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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 10:04 a.m., October 26, 2013 Updated 10:04 a.m., October 24, 2013

Million Tomato Compost Campaign Celebration with Chef Nathan Lyon at Peabody Charter School

With the goal of one million tomatoes reached, Chef Nathan Lyon is coming to Peabody Charter School to join in the fun, share his recipes and recognize National Food Day!

Emmy nominated Chef Nathan Lyon, author of Great Food Starts Fresh and co-host of PBS Growing a Greener World, is coming to Peabody Charter School!


Emmy nominated Chef Nathan Lyon, author of Great Food Starts Fresh and co-host of PBS Growing a Greener World, is coming to Peabody Charter School! This event celebrates the Million Tomato Compost Campaign reaching its nationwide goal, with school and community gardens producing over one million tomatoes.

Chef Lyon is known to television viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. On Thursday, October 24, he will work with students, sharing his talents and recipes; capped off with lunch that includes fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Peabody’s school garden.

Harvest Blend Compost has worked closely with Peabody School; collecting food-waste, composting it, and returning it to the School Garden. This celebration recognizes the efforts of all involved; encouraging students to recycle their organic waste, compost it and amend the soil with the compost to grow healthy food.

Come celebrate the Million Tomato Compost Campaign and National Food Day with the children, Peabody Executive Chef Laurel Lyle and Chef Nathan Lyon!

WHERE: Peabody Charter Elementary, 3018 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Event: 12:00 noon │Awards Presentation: 12:30 PM

VISUALS: Healthy Food, Chef Nathan Lyon, Live Food Preparation, with hundreds of students from Peabody Charter Elementary, Foodwaste Recycling, School Garden

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