Spring Needs Met In Garden

March 25th, 2016

Need inspiration? Need support? Need supplies? Have we got a list for you and your school! If you haven’t visited our Edible Schoolyard Garden Resources from Around the Country please do here. (This page can also be found by clicking the Useful Links in the yellow box to the right.) There you will uncover a pile of supporters! Champion your… Read More »

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Spring In To Spring With Us!

March 10th, 2016

Winter will begin to wind down as Garden Educators and children across Pittsburgh make their way out to the gardens! But what about you? What are you up to as spring makes its way around the corner? How will you continue what your child is learning in the school garden to what can be learned at home? Please take a… Read More »

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The Sustainability Fund : Applications Now Open

December 27th, 2015

Hey School Garden Folks! Our Grow Pittsburgh “City Growers” Community Garden team invites you (and other community-based garden groups) to apply for support for the upcoming garden season!  Read more below…                                       2015 Community Garden Sustainability Fund          … Read More »

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Healthy Schools Grant from Phipps: Accepting Applications

December 26th, 2015

Did you know… Phipps Conservatory is now accepting applications for the 2015 Let’s Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools Awards? PreK, kindergarden or elementary schools in Allegheny County which currently have programming aimed at getting kids moving, eating real food, cooking or gardening — and schools who would like to have this type of programming — are eligible to apply! Phipps has grants for… Read More »

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ESY Winter Update

December 23rd, 2015

At our organization, Grow Pittsburgh, we often get the question “what DO you do in the wintertime?”  Answers across our programs include planning for the next growing season, ordering seeds and hiring new folks (check out #winteratGP for more answers to this question!). Within ESY Pittsburgh, we are surely planning our crop rotations and garden events for this spring —… Read More »

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School Garden Guest Post: Youth Planting Change

December 20th, 2015

Check out the growing relationship between students at North Allegheny High School and Grandview Elementary in this School Garden Guest Post! —– Youth Planting Change began in 2013, when student leaders at North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) initiated pen-pal mentorships with Grandview Elementary in the Pittsburgh Public Schools District. Understanding that hunger is a daily issue for many children in… Read More »

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Signs of Spring & Prep for Summer

December 18th, 2015

How do you transplant a seedling? What are the needs of plants? What do worms eat? Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh students are asking all these questions in their spring garden classes – and joyfully discovering the answers for themselves. Spring Classes Our Garden Educators are enjoying the opportunity to get back outside to the school gardens with students. Other ESY classes have… Read More »

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We're Hiring! Garden Educator Position Open

December 16th, 2015

Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh is excited to announce that we’re hiring a part-time Garden Educator! Our Garden Educators are the ‘work boots on the ground’ garden and cooking teachers at our local partner schools.  They plan and teach lessons, organize volunteers and school garden events, maintain the school garden and collaborate with teachers and community members.  This position is 30 hours… Read More »

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