The Edible Schoolyard
Empowering kids and families to create new food futures through food education.
The IncrEdible Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm
The Edible Schoolyard will be hosting its inaugural plant sale/open house this April. In addition to stocking up for your garden, there will be fun activities, music, food, and more. Help The Edible Schoolyard raise money and take home some fantastic plants. We’ll be selling herbs, vegetables, and flowers. If gardening isn’t your thing, come down and enjoy the food trucks, live music, kid’s activities, and cooking demos.
Urban Coop Loop
Saturday, June 8th 10AM – 4PM (rain or shine)
The Coop Loop is a tour of chicken coops within the city limits of Greensboro. This self-guided tour includes the best coops in town and knowledgeable chicken owners that will not only answer your questions on coop design, but also anything you want to know about raising backyard chickens in Greensboro.
NEW Edible Schoolyard Birthday Parties
Private party room and program
provided by our Edible Schoolyard staff.
Cost: Members $275, Non-members $300
Available upon request (dates listed below)
Cupcake Decorating Party – Available Dates – February 17, April 7, April 14, May 5.
Let’s mix it up in the the Edible Schoolyard kitchen! Each group will crack fresh eggs and sift flour to mix and bake cupcakes from scratch. While the cupcakes are in the oven, kids will decorate bags for a take-home treat. We provide fun frostings and fixings to create a cupcake masterpiece!
Pizza Party! – Available Dates – February 17, April 7, April 14, May 5.
Join The Edible Schoolyard kitchen teacher to learn how to make pizza from scratch! We’ll make dough and harvest items from the garden (varies by season) to top the pizza. Kids can play in the museum and garden while pizza is baking.
Chicken House Rock – Available Dates – February 23, March 2, March 23, March 30, April 20, May 25.
Party with the chickens in The Edible Schoolyard! We’ll spend time in the chicken yard learning how to feed, hold, and take care of real chickens. We’ll also make chicken hats and learn the “chicken dance” during a rockin’ chicken dance party! This will be a birthday bash to "cock-a-doodle-do" about for years to come.
Flower Power Party – Available Dates – February 23, March 2, March 23, March 30, April 20, May 25
The Edible Schoolyard is getting groovy! We’ll learn all about flowers in the garden and make real, seasonal bouquets. After a game of "Pin the Ladybug on the Flower, we'll get the party going with face-painting and crafts that are all about flowers. We’ll also get to play outside with giant bubble wands! This will be a "far out" birthday celebration to remember.
Reservations are required. Call Carolyn Tart to schedule your party, 8:30am to 1:30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. . 336.510.5750 (phone) / 336.574.3810 (fax) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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