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November 2016

Last Day – Garden Resource Center

November 5, 2016
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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The Garden Resource Center closes for the season on Saturday November 5th. We open again in March of 2017.

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City Garden Program Applications Due

November 7, 2016
Grow Pittsburgh Office, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Do you want to start a community food garden in the City of Pittsburgh? View more information about the program and application here.

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Grow Pittsburgh Office Closed

November 11, 2016
Grow Pittsburgh Office, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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We are closed for Veteran's Day

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Grow Pittsburgh Office Closed

November 24, 2016 - November 25, 2016
Grow Pittsburgh Office, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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We are closed for Thanksgiving

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December 2016

Grow Pittsburgh Office Closed

December 19, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Grow Pittsburgh Office, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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We are closed for winter break.

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February 2017

Pittsburgh Urban Growers Coop Intensive: Urban Farm Risk Assessment and Food Safety Planning

February 20 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Hazelwood Library, 5006 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207 United States
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This is the second of a two-day training with Lindsay Gilmour. A practical farm food safety program is built upon an assessment of risk throughout your operations. We will conduct risk assessments on two urban farms, and begin creating the outline of the quality assurance program for the Pittsburgh Urban Growers Coop. All current and future members of the PUGC are encouraged to attend. If possible, please also try to attend Day 1 of this two-day training. The training is free to…

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Free

A Celebration of Seeds: 5th Annual Seed and Plant Swap

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Carnegie Library Pittsburgh – Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Select a Country:
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A Celebration of Seeds: 5th Annual Seed and Plant Swap Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00 AM–2:30 PM   Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)  Free seeds and plants Hands-on activities for children and teens Seed Stories Gardening experts Workshops on seed starting and seed saving Swap seeds, seedlings and perennials at the library. Bring your untreated, non-GMO seeds and plants to share or just pick up seeds donated by local gardeners, farmers and seed companies!Workshops start at 11:30am.Sponsors: Carnegie Library of…

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March 2017
$10

Workshop: Starting Your Own Seedlings at Home

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frick Art & Historical Society Greenhouse, 7227 Reynolds St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 Select a Country:
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With Nick Lubecki, Frick Greenhouse Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Frick Art & Historical Society Greenhouse, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208 Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops, trays, pots and lighting along with a hands-on seed-planting activity. Each participant will receive a schedule and instructions for seeding common garden crops. A list of resources…

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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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