The Edible Schoolyard

Empowering kids and families to create new food futures through food education.

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The second annual Greensboro Urban Coop Loop will take place on June 7, 2014. Approximately twelve coops will be selected to participate in a ‘tour of chicken homes’ throughout the City. The committee is looking for chicken owners within the city limits of Greensboro with unique coops, unusual chicken breeds, gardens, or those who can demonstrate other urban homesteading practices. Coops will be selected by committee based on location, uniqueness, and compatibility with other coops. The deadline to nominate your coop is Friday, February 28, 2014. If you have questions about this application, please email or call 336.574.2898. Proceeds from this event go to benefit The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children's Museum.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be available to have your coop open to the public and manned on Saturday June 7th, 2014 from 10am to 4pm.


Build Your Own Chicken Coop

DIY Coop Plans

Last Saturday, The Edible Schoolyard hosted the first ever Greensboro Urban Coop Loop.  We had a blast and LOVED hearing from all the folks in Greensboro who have backyard chickens.  Joe and his wife Laurie sent us pictures and plans for their fabulous coop.  Enjoy!




Springtime Sprouts-Barnyard Animals
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:30 -5:00 PM
Ages: 5-9
Members $8, Non-Members $12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Come visit the barnyard animals that live at The Edible Schoolyard! We will pet and feed our chicken, bunny, and kitty-cat friends, make silly animal artwork, eat a delicious snack, and explore in the Museum. 

Springtime Sprouts-Secret, Hidden Worlds
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:30 -5:00 PM
Ages: 5-9
Members $8, Non-Members $12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This week, we will learn about the garden's secret, hidden worlds! As junior detectives, we will explore the pond, dig in the soil, and visit The Edible Schoolyard's willow dome. What will we discover along the way? Before the day is over, we will also prepare a secret snack and explore in the Museum.  

Springtime Sprouts-Kid to Farmer
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 -5:00 PM
Ages: 5-9
Members $8, Non-Members $12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Become a farmer for the afternoon and spend the day taking care of our farm!  Digging, planting, harvesting, and caring for animals will be the order of the day. We'll also eat a tasty garden snack and explore in the Museum.  

Springtime Sprouts-Springtime Celebration!
Thursday, May 08, 2014, 3:30 -5:00 PM
Ages: 5-9
Members $8, Non-Members $12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for a fun-filled celebration of spring! We will make our own musical instruments, conduct a springtime parade, and harvest and prepare a fresh garden snack. We will also explore in the Museum before the day is done!


Edible Schoolyard

Opened to the public in 2010, The Edible Schoolyard includes a half-acre urban, teaching garden and kitchen classroom.  We offer hands-on experiences that focus on fresh, seasonal food, wellness, and outdoor play.  Part of the Greensboro Children’s Museum, ESY Greensboro engages our community through field trips, summer camps, after-school programming, community events, and cooking classes for kids ages 0-100. 

ESY Greensboro uses a seed-to-table philosophy whereby kids and families learn about the systems through which food is grown, harvested, prepared, and shared as a meal.  By giving kids a greater knowledge of and connection to what they eat, we inspire them to make better choices for their health and the health of their communities. 

The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children’s Museum is a founding program of the Edible Schoolyard Project, a non-profit started by food activist and restaurateur Alice Waters. All seven founding programs work toward a shared goal: to teach kids how their choices about food affect their health, the environment, and their communities.


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Questions? Contact Stephanie Ashton 336.574.2898 ext 320



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