Now in its ninth 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.

Flagship School Program

We currently work with five flagship schools in the city of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Dilworth, Pittsburgh Faison, Pittsburgh Montessori, Pittsburgh Colfax and The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School.  This is the foundation of our work as we are actively involved in building and maintaining the onsite gardens, providing weekly garden-based lessons and facilitating community events and outreach.

Affiliate School Program

In 2014 we launched our affiliate school program to enable us to work with more schools in our region.  In this program, we offer classes and support in Garden Design and Maintenance, Programming and Lesson Implementation, along with Funding and Community Outreach.  We are currently working with the Environmental Charter School, Propel Homestead, Propel McKeesport, Pittsburgh Miller, Carnegie Elementary, and Clairton Education Center in this capacity.

Get Involved

To learn more about our program, planting schedules and searchable lesson plans please visit

To learn more about becoming an Affiliate School please email

To volunteer with our Flagship School Program please follow the procedure listed in our ESY Lesson Volunteer Description.  Email with questions.