Teas Please!

November 30th, 2016

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 »

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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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A Big THANK YOU to our Summer Care Volunteers!

August 22nd, 2016

While it may seem that our school gardens are quiet as the kids enjoying their summer vacations, they are truly teeming with activity: plants standing tall at the height of their growing season, busy bees and butterflies pollinating our flowers, and most importantly, our Summer Garden Care volunteers spending their time weeding and watering the garden in exchange for fresh… Read More »

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Food Justice and Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh

December 9th, 2015

Patricia Sprague is a PhD Candidate in Duquesne University’s Educational Leadership program and is also ESY Pittsburgh’s Evaluation partner.  We’re grateful for all the good work she’s doing to improve our programming and support national and international social justice food education. Her article on Food Justice and Edible Schoolyards was recently published in Permaculture Design Magazine. Food Justice & Edible Schoolyards… Read More »

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Our Winter Cooking Program is Now Available!

October 14th, 2015

The Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh team is excited to announce the release of our Winter Cooking Program!  We have been kid-testing and fine-turning these healthy, internationally-inspired classroom cooking lessons over the past 2 years, and now we’re ready to share them with other educators.  Check out our Winter Cooking Program flow below – and view the lesson plans themselves by following the green… Read More »

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Chef in the Garden 2015 at Pittsburgh Colfax

September 18th, 2015

Now that the Colfax School summer garden is producing lots of food, the question becomes: What do we do with the harvest? One way Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh and its partner Colfax School have addressed that question is by hosting an annual event called Chef in the Garden. During this event, four professional chefs set up a portable kitchen in the… Read More »

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Western PA School Garden Map

December 23rd, 2014

Our Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh team is putting together a digital map of all of the school gardens in our region.  We hope this tool will help connect neighboring programs, share volunteers and promote the establishment of new school gardens. If you have a school garden, take our survey so we can add you to the map! Please share this with other Western PA… 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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