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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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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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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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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April ESY Newsletter

December 4th, 2014

Springing Out to Garden Class!   This long winter gave ESY Pittsburgh students and Garden Educators extra time to plan and prepare for spring.  But, we can only anticipate for so long — it’s time to get our hands dirty!  We have a sunny April forecast and plenty of garden work on our schedule, so let’s get growing!  Click here… Read More »

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March ESY Newsletter

December 4th, 2014

While the Snow Falls… Students Plan for Spring!    Pittsburgh’s unusually blustery winter (along with the many school closings and delays) has not stopped Garden Educators and ESY students from plowing into food education!  Students are still cooking recipes from around the globe and beginning to dream and plan for their spring gardens.   Read on to to view the entire… Read More »

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