Garden Resources from Around the Country

December 9th, 2016

Here are some other organizations across the country that we rely on for support, inspiration and supplies! Garden Education Programs The Edible Schoolyard Project The original Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley has created an incredible resource with ideas for your school gardens submitted by ESY Berkeley and school garden programs around the world. City Sprouts Another non-profit that focuses on bringing… Read More »

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Teas Please!

November 30th, 2016

Written by Miss Ella Campagne, Learning Garden Educator As I’m sitting down with a steaming cup of peppermint tea, memories from the recently finished garden season wash over me. I remember planting seedlings, watering and watching them grow, and finally picking and eating the delicious food that we grew together.¬† While much of the fresh produce from the garden is… Read More »

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Corns, Beans, and Squash!

October 10th, 2016

written by Farmer Jim When we teach young students the four things that plants need to grow (sun, soil, water, air), beyond preparing them to answer correctly on their standardized tests, we are also teaching some deeper truths, among which that water is life. If we are not careful when we teach, other truths are easily lost. In teaching the… Read More »

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Winter Strategies for the School or Home Garden

September 6th, 2016

By Paul Pagoda, “Farmer” Paul, School Garden Educator at Colfax K- 8 and the Montessori School A pretty big obstacle we face in designing school gardens is that the students are away on summer break during what some might call our peak growing season of June-August.¬†This challenge led us to choose certain crops and gardening methods to extend our school… Read More »

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A Big THANK YOU to our Summer Care Volunteers!

August 22nd, 2016

While it may seem that our school gardens are quiet as the kids enjoying their summer vacations, they are truly teeming with activity: plants standing tall at the height of their growing season, busy bees and butterflies pollinating our flowers, and most importantly, our Summer Garden Care volunteers spending their time weeding and watering the garden in exchange for fresh… Read More »

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Resources All Summer Long!

June 29th, 2016

We are in the throws of summer. It is here at last. And have you begun those projects you said you would do once the weather warmed? Are the kids wondering what to do next already? Well, if you are in need of something to keep the fun rolling, look no further! You will find three terrific resources filled with… Read More »

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School Year End Events!

June 16th, 2016

When the school year comes to a close we traditionally enjoy a celebration! After a full school year of harvesting, planting, pruning, cooking, and plenty more it is exciting to see how much we and the gardens have developed. This year we had a number of celebrations at various school gardens thanks to our garden educators stationed at each school… Read More »

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Accepting New Applicants!

April 26th, 2016

We integrate garden and cooking activities into the regular classroom curriculum to support the development and education of the whole child. We aim to teach students to grow, cook, and eat fresh food while celebrating the cultures and experiences of our students and our city. Over the next four years, Grow Pittsburgh and The Kitchen Community will partner to expand… Read More »

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