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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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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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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April ESY Pittsburgh Newsletter

December 9th, 2013

Snow and Sugar Snap Peas Read this month's edition of the Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh Newsletter!  It's full of early spring updates -and photos- from our 6 flagship partner schools, a seasonal children's book suggestion, a delicious kale salad dressing recipe and more.  Get the inside scoop on school gardens in Pittsburgh by clicking on this link! adobe creative suite upgrade… 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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June Edible Schoolyard Newsletter

December 9th, 2013

As the school year wraps up, both the students and our Garden Educators take a break for the summer.  The gardens, however, are at its growing peak.  How do we keep our program going without students, you ask?  Families and community members, that's how!  Follow this link to read our June ESY Pittsburgh Newsletter and find out what spring looks like… Read More »

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