Now in its eighth year in local schools, Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh is the fruit of collaboration between our organization, local schools, school-based personnel, teachers, parents, and community members.

Based on the seed-to-table learning model initiated by Alice Waters in Berkeley, CA, Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh integrates garden activities into the regular classroom curriculum to improve young students’ eating habits, invest students in their school communities, and enhance students’ academic performance.

In the fall of 2006, two Pittsburgh Public elementary schools piloted the project: Pittsburgh Dilworth in Highland Park and Pittsburgh Faison in Homewood. In 2008 we added two more Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh Colfax in Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh Montessori in Friendship. We spent the next few years reworking the program and creating lesson plans and instructional guides for teachers at our partner schools. In 2011, we launched an application opportunity for schools to participate and chose two new partners, The Urban League Charter School in East Liberty and the Frick Environmental Charter School in Regent Square.

Please explore the Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh website to access resources, search lesson plans and learn more!