Food Justice and Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh

December 9th, 2015

Patricia Sprague is a PhD Candidate in Duquesne University’s Educational Leadership program and is also ESY Pittsburgh’s Evaluation partner.  We’re grateful for all the good work she’s doing to improve our programming and support national and international social justice food education. Her article on Food Justice and Edible Schoolyards was recently published in Permaculture Design Magazine. Food Justice & Edible Schoolyards… Read More »

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Allderdice Horticulture Society Lends a Hand at Colfax

November 24th, 2015

By “Farmer” Paul Pagoda, Garden Educator at Colfax A few years ago Allderdice High School did not have a school garden. That all changed when a group of motivated students and a supportive adult got organized and started the Allderdice Horticulture Society (AHS). Now in its second year, the AHS has installed garden beds on the Allderdice campus and has increased its… Read More »

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Our Winter Cooking Program is Now Available!

October 14th, 2015

The Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh team is excited to announce the release of our Winter Cooking Program!  We have been kid-testing and fine-turning these healthy, internationally-inspired classroom cooking lessons over the past 2 years, and now we’re ready to share them with other educators.  Check out our Winter Cooking Program flow below – and view the lesson plans themselves by following the green… Read More »

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Chef in the Garden 2015 at Pittsburgh Colfax

September 18th, 2015

Now that the Colfax School summer garden is producing lots of food, the question becomes: What do we do with the harvest? One way Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh and its partner Colfax School have addressed that question is by hosting an annual event called Chef in the Garden. During this event, four professional chefs set up a portable kitchen in the… Read More »

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School Garden Grants Galore!

September 16th, 2015

Welcome back to school, everyone! Looking for grants or support for new or existing school gardens?  Weather you’re right here in Pittsburgh or across the country, we have resources to share! ESY Pittsburgh Consultant Support Our ESY Pittsburgh Affiliate School Applications are now open!  Schools in and around Pittsburgh interested in improving existing school garden spaces – or creating new ones… Read More »

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Fall Garden Lesson Volunteer Opportunity

December 28th, 2014

Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh is currently looking for reliable, long-term volunteers to join our Garden Educators for fall garden lessons at our partner elementary schools. Please check out our Volunteer Description and contact us if you’d like to dig, harvest, taste and grow with local kids!  

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Chef in the Garden 2014: Local Chefs Cook with 1,000+ Local Kids

December 23rd, 2014

Chef in the Garden is an annual fall event held at our ESY Pittsburgh Flagship schools to encourage students to celebrate and enjoy the harvest season in their school gardens.  Inviting local guest chefs to the garden space to cook with students adds another level of excitement – helping fresh food become a delicious, positive experience.  For more info on… Read More »

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Western PA School Garden Map

December 23rd, 2014

Our Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh team is putting together a digital map of all of the school gardens in our region.  We hope this tool will help connect neighboring programs, share volunteers and promote the establishment of new school gardens. If you have a school garden, take our survey so we can add you to the map! Please share this with other Western PA… Read More »

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