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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School Garden Guest Post: Youth Planting Change

December 20th, 2015

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 »

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Signs of Spring & Prep for Summer

December 18th, 2015

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 »

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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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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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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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