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 »

Posted in: Events, General

Tagged in: , , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: General

Tagged in: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: General

Tagged in: , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: General

Tagged in: , , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: General

Tagged in: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: General

Tagged in: , , , , , , , , , ,

Pittsburgh Faison Positive Celebration Dinner

December 9th, 2013

The Edible Schoolyard Education team, Pittsburgh Faison teachers and staff, and families, celebrated the exemplary behavior of students at the Positive Celebration Dinner on April 25. essays buy The event started off with a delicious dinner prepared by Red Oak Cafe chef Dave Gancy.  Featured at the dinner were kale chips – something none of the students had ever tried… Read More »

Posted in: General

Tagged in: , , , , ,