At Edible Schoolyard (ESY) Pittsburgh we’re wrapping up another inspiring and delicious year of food education. This school year, our three Garden Educators taught gardening and cooking lessons to over 1,900 Pittsburgh elementary students – all during the school day, connected to core curriculum. Our ESY students spent over 220 hours learning where their food comes from and why it matters in their school gardens, and another 300+ hours cooking and exploring food in their “kitchen classrooms.” What a year of good food education!

While it may be nearly the end of the school year, the gardens are just hitting their bright and beautiful stride! Herbs, vegetables, and flowers are popping up in all of our school garden beds and the students couldn’t be any more proud. Curious to know what we’re planting? Check out our suggested crops and bed layout on the ESY Pittsburgh website.

Each of our Flagship schools have hosted spring events to encourage students, families, and community members to enjoy and appreciate healthy food and their school garden. Events included Earth Day fun at Urban League Charter School, Spring Family Garden Night at Pittsburgh Faison and Wake Up the Garden at Colfax. Thanks to all the chefs, partners, and parents who made these events possible!