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March 2017

Free Soil Lead Screening

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Join the Allegheny County Conservation District and partners on March 18 to learn why soil lead contamination is a serious problem in Pittsburgh. Bring a properly collected, dry soil sample from your yard or garden and it will be screened for lead and other heavy materials, free of charge! Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. For more information, contact Jonathan Burgess (ACCD) at 412-291-8017. See our page on soil sampling for instructions. Check out the Free Soil…

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Urban Farm Apprenticeship Applications Due!

March 19

Please email completed applications to Robert@growpittsburgh.org by March 19, 2017.

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April 2017

Workshop: Soil Testing: Why? and How?

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$10

With Marisa Manheim, Grow Pittsburgh Saturday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St., Pittsburgh 15206 Learn the realities of soil contamination and how to manage the risk. Get hands on with demos of soil sampling. Leave prepared to test your garden’s soil at home. Tickets are only $10 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-testing-why-and-how-tickets-31890557516

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Workshop: Organic Gardening Basics: Part 2

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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$10

4/15 ORGANIC GARDENING BASICS PART 2 - SUCCESSION PLANTING, CROP ROTATION AND BEST PRACTICES IN PLANTING AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE Marshall Hart, Braddock Farms Manager Saturday , April 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave. Braddock, PA 15104 Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard garden. Topics teach participants on how to make the best of your garden space. Learn how to take care of your garden during the spring and…

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Workshop: Build It! Long Lasting Raised Beds

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$10

With Rayden Sorock, Community Garden Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Thursday, April 27, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St., Pittsburgh 15206 Learn to build a long-lasting raised bed and leave with additional plans for a compost sifter and compost bin. Specifics will include appropriate wood, hardware, building techniques and recommended soil. Tickets are only $10 Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-it-long-lasting-raised-beds-tickets-31890899539

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May 2017

School Garden Workshop and Seed Giveaway

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
West Liberty Elementary School, 785 Dunster Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15226 United States
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Free

Part of Grow Pittsburgh's Teacher Workshop Series, this FREE workshop will focus on transitioning from a spring to summer garden.

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Container Gardening Workshop

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East End Coop, POWER/EEFC Conference Room, 7516 Meade Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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$15

($10 Members / $15 Non-members) Don’t have the space for a full garden? Learn the basics of growing vegetables in pots, including site selection, possibilities for pots, making potting mixes and choosing what to grow for spring, summer and fall enjoyment. Participants will receive one starter seedling and plans for a simple self-watering container. Snacks and drinks provided with admission! Grow Pittsburgh memberships will be offered at an exclusive discounted rate of $20 if you sign up at the event.…

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Spring Soirée at Churchview Farm

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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Grow Pittsburgh is collaborating with programming partner Churchview Farm for an evening that highlights our Urban Farm Apprentice Program, relationships with local restaurants, and celebrates a third generation urban farm in Pittsburgh. Grow Pittsburgh apprentices will give tours of the farm while guests enjoy live music by Arlo Aldo, beer from East End Brewing Company, a specialty cocktail from Bar Marco, and small plates from some of Grow Pittsburgh’s restaurant partners including Avenue B‘s Chef Chris Bonfili, big Burrito Restaurant Group‘s Chef Bill…

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June 2017

Urban Chicken Keeping

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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$10

With Nick Lubecki, Grow Pittsburgh's Shiloh Farm and Frick Greenhouse Manager. There are many great benefits to raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are fresh, great-tasting & nutritious. Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge they need to raise their own flock.

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