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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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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Fall: Seeds, salads and work days!

December 7th, 2014

Fall is one of the most exciting times in a school garden!  Check out what our ESY Pittsburgh schools are up to… Seed Saving: Each fall, our Garden Educators lead students in the ancient tradition of saving seeds from spent plants in the gardens.  We appreciate this lesson because it helps to connect students (and adults!) to the entire life-cycle of plants… Read More »

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September in our School Gardens

December 4th, 2014

With the start of another school year comes the start of Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh garden programming in our 5 Flagship elementary schools.  September means garden tours and scavenger hunts, harvesting with classes using our 5 Senses, storing and pickling fall produce and – favorite of all – our annual Chef in the Garden event. During Chef in the Garden, students gather… Read More »

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The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Celebrates Earth Day

December 9th, 2013

Farmer Molly and Urban League faculty and staff organized a day long Earth Day celebration for students on May 1st.  All six grade levels (K-5th grade) rotated through different activities centered around gardening and the Urban League Edible Schoolyard.   ESY Pittsburgh staff lead a compost relay in which students learned about all of the components of good compost, and then… Read More »

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Pittsburgh Faison Positive Celebration Dinner

December 9th, 2013

The Edible Schoolyard Education team, Pittsburgh Faison teachers and staff, and families, celebrated the exemplary behavior of students at the Positive Celebration Dinner on April 25. essays buy The event started off with a delicious dinner prepared by Red Oak Cafe chef Dave Gancy.  Featured at the dinner were kale chips – something none of the students had ever tried… Read More »

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