It’s been more than a year since the first Edible Schoolyard meal at the fashion designer Lela Rose’s TriBeCa apartment. And, since we weren’t able to make that one, it’s been more than a year that we’ve been looking forward to seeing Ms. Rose’s dining-room table. This isn’t some ordinary dinner table. It rather famously, at least in Edible Schoolyard circles, comes up from the floor in parts and drops from the ceiling.

In homage, John Lyons, the former president of Focus Features who serves on the board of Alice Waters’s Chez Panisse Foundation (which oversees Edible Schoolyard) said he was toying with the idea of hiring a set designer to redo his apartment. That way, he joked, “all of the furniture can fly in from the ceiling.”

“No way, it does not do that,” said the actor Jake Gyllenhaal of Ms. Rose’s dinner table.

Mr. Gyllenhaal, who recently appeared in the film “Source Code,” is an ambassador for the Edible Schoolyard, a nationwide project that creates and sustains organic gardens at schools. Mr. Gyllenhaal said he got involved partly because, growing up in Los Angeles, family dinners around the table were especially important to him. That, and shopping at the Farmers Market.

“I love going to these schools and making kale pizza with the kids,” said Mr. Gyllenhaal. No doubt, the kids enjoy making pizza with the “Prince of Persia,” too. “Yes, they like making pizza with the Prince of Persia.”