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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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 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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May 2014 ESY Newsletter

December 7th, 2014

Planting. Learning. Growing! This is what we’ve been waiting for!  Spring has arrived and with it comes the chance to plant, learn and grow with our amazing Edible Schoolyard student-farmers and collaborating teachers.  We have been busy with Earth Day events, garden celebrations and the buzz of spring work in the school garden – and we couldn’t be any happier!    Click… 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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February ESY Newsletter

December 5th, 2014

Link to full newsletter Food For Thought  The past few months at Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh have been spent teaching lessons from our Winter Cooking Program.  Together with students, we’re learning that food is one of the most basic – and the most important – elements of life around the world.  After all, everyone must eat.  There are healthy food traditions… 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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