Professional Development

Educators from NYC and beyond come to us to learn how best to implement an edible education in their own schools.

Through our Professional Development Program, we invite teachers, nonprofit workers, and volunteers from across the city to our Demonstration Schools to learn the tools and curriculum to incorporate edible education into their own classrooms. Most workshops are free of charge.

“The moral of the story is that we need to work together to get things accomplished.”

— Fifth grader at P.S./M.S. 7

The Demonstrations Schools serve as centers of excellence where we can model best practices and methods for a seed-to-table education. Educators leave our Professional Development workshops with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to build, maintain, and teach from a garden and kitchen classroom.

New York City Showcase School

In the fall of 2015, P.S. 216 was named one of twenty-six official Showcase Schools by the NYC Department of Education on the basis of our edible education program. That’s out of 1,800 NYC public schools total! At three official visitations each year — all-day, intensive professional development workshops — large groups of New York City educators can be inspired by our kids, our teachers, and our classes.

Click for a list of current Professional Development opportunities!


Are you an educator looking to learn more about our free opportunities for continued learning? Head over to the Professional Development Workshops page.