Garden Resources from Around the Country

December 9th, 2016

Here are some other organizations across the country that we rely on for support, inspiration and supplies! Garden Education Programs The Edible Schoolyard Project The original Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley has created an incredible resource with ideas for your school gardens submitted by ESY Berkeley and school garden programs around the world. City Sprouts Another non-profit that focuses on bringing… Read More »

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Corns, Beans, and Squash!

October 10th, 2016

written by Farmer Jim When we teach young students the four things that plants need to grow (sun, soil, water, air), beyond preparing them to answer correctly on their standardized tests, we are also teaching some deeper truths, among which that water is life. If we are not careful when we teach, other truths are easily lost. In teaching the… Read More »

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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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School Garden Grants Galore!

September 16th, 2015

Welcome back to school, everyone! Looking for grants or support for new or existing school gardens?  Weather you’re right here in Pittsburgh or across the country, we have resources to share! ESY Pittsburgh Consultant Support Our ESY Pittsburgh Affiliate School Applications are now open!  Schools in and around Pittsburgh interested in improving existing school garden spaces – or creating new ones… Read More »

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