Professional Development Workshops

Calling all educators! We offer free opportunities to learn about edible education throughout the year.

“I think every teacher should take this class, and classes about this type of content should be more readily available. It was fabulous!”

— Edible Schoolyard NYC Professional Development Participant

See below for a list of our upcoming Professional Development opportunities


Funding, Professional Development & Technical Assistance!

Edible Schoolyard NYC is pleased to announce the opening of applications for our new Seed-to-Table Fellowship to support the expansion of cooking and gardening education in the New York City public schools! We are looking for Title I elementary and middle schools that have one or more teachers who are excited to get their students learning in a garden and kitchen setting. Participating schools will receive $8,150 in funding to start or expand garden and cooking programming at their sites; one year of professional development, coaching, and technical assistance; and connection to a network of ongoing support.

  • Application Deadline: 10/09/2023
  • Schools notified of selection for participation by: 10/19/2023
  • First series workshop: 11/16/2023
  • Click HERE for more information!

Contact Liza Engelberg with any questions –

Teaching Core Academic Content in the Garden and Kitchen

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 4:30-6:00PM
In-person at PS/MS 007 Samuel Stern, 160 East 120th Street, Manhattan

Join GrowNYC Education, Edible Schoolyard NYC, and Queens Botanical Garden, as we present ways to teach science, social studies, ELA, and math in the school garden. We’ll take a deep dive into core content for grades K -12 and explore concrete examples of how to incorporate the lessons in a fun, engaging, and garden related way with students. This workshop is great for formal and informal educators who want to teach curricular standards in the school garden or outdoor learning space. GrowNYC, ESNYC educators Liza & Eliza, and QBG co-hosting this in-person workshop at PS 7 in Harlem.

Register here

What you’ll do

As a participant in our Professional Development workshops, you’ll learn the tools and curriculum to incorporate gardening and cooking lessons and activities into your own classrooms.

  • Learn how to set up a teaching garden and kitchen with the resources available to you
  • Dig into our curriculum and learn techniques for managing cooking and gardening with your students
  • Learn strategies for increasing parent and community engagement in your gardens and kitchen classrooms
  • Network with other educators in NYC to exchange ideas and strategies for kitchen- and garden-based education
  • Get P Credit (for NYCDOE teachers and certain courses only)

Who is eligible

Most workshops are open to all types of educators, including public and private school teachers, nonprofit workers, volunteers, community educators — anyone who wants to learn how to bring elements of edible education back to their own sites. We also offer occasional workshops for NYC Department of Education teachers through the After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP).

Ways to learn

Demonstration Site Visits

Observe our classes in action! The Demonstration Schools serve as centers of excellence where we model best practices and methods for a seed-to-table education. To set up a site visit, please contact our Director of Education Liza Engelberg.


Workshops can be full-day or just a couple of hours after school. The focus is on specific topics, such as teaching science in the garden or using a seasonal recipe to augment a unit on culture, language, or history. Workshops are a great way to hone your skills or concentrate on making garden and kitchen connections in a particular academic area.