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 »
Check out the growing relationship between students at North Allegheny High School and Grandview Elementary in this School Garden Guest Post! —– Youth Planting Change began in 2013, when student leaders at North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) initiated pen-pal mentorships with Grandview Elementary in the Pittsburgh Public Schools District. Understanding that hunger is a daily issue for many children in… Read More »
How do you transplant a seedling? What are the needs of plants? What do worms eat? Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh students are asking all these questions in their spring garden classes – and joyfully discovering the answers for themselves. Spring Classes Our Garden Educators are enjoying the opportunity to get back outside to the school gardens with students. Other ESY classes have… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Our annual fall Chef in the Garden event kicked off at Pittsburgh Montessori last week –and it was an all-around delicious event! THANK YOU, chefs, for being so generous with your time and talent. Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh and our students appreciate you as much as love your food!