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 »
Did you know… Phipps Conservatory is now accepting applications for the 2015 Let’s Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools Awards? PreK, kindergarden or elementary schools in Allegheny County which currently have programming aimed at getting kids moving, eating real food, cooking or gardening — and schools who would like to have this type of programming — are eligible to apply! Phipps has grants for… Read More »
By “Farmer” Paul Pagoda, Garden Educator at Colfax A few years ago Allderdice High School did not have a school garden. That all changed when a group of motivated students and a supportive adult got organized and started the Allderdice Horticulture Society (AHS). Now in its second year, the AHS has installed garden beds on the Allderdice campus and has increased its… 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 »
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 »
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 »
While the Snow Falls… Students Plan for Spring! Pittsburgh’s unusually blustery winter (along with the many school closings and delays) has not stopped Garden Educators and ESY students from plowing into food education! Students are still cooking recipes from around the globe and beginning to dream and plan for their spring gardens. Read on to to view the entire… 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!