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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
Each year, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) hosts a conference in State College, PA where farmers and gardeners from across the state (and beyond) come to share and learn best-practices together. This year, the Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh team got in on the fun by teaching the Future Farmers kid's workshop at the conference! Kindergarden through fifth-grade food and… Read More »