Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School has a one-acre farm garden that Prince Charles considered a must-see the last time he visited Berkeley. It's the first—and most famous—of seven Edible Schoolyards that chef Waters helped create nationwide. Students harvest and cook hundreds of varieties of vegetables and berries (and fruit from the school's trees).
The Pilgrims who came ashore from the Mayflower were serious gardeners. They had to be. If their crops failed, they'd have starved. Here are nine of their best garden ideas, worth stealing nearly 400 Thanksgivings later: