We are pleased to host a series of workshops throughout the growing season at locations across the city. Each workshop is free for Grow Pittsburgh Annual Members and available for $10 to the general public. Tickets go on sale February 13, 2017.  If you have any questions please contact Denele@growpittsburgh.org or at 412-367-4769 ex 204.

 

3/8 ORGANIC GARDENING BASICS PART 1 – SITE SELECTION, BUILDING A GARDEN, AND COMPOST

Grow Pittsburgh Staff

Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grow Pittsburgh, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W, Pittsburgh 15206

Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard garden.  Topics will include how to select the perfect space for your garden site, basic garden design, and how to compost.  Each participant will be given resources for maintaining a healthy organic garden space.

 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organic-gardening-basics-part-1-tickets-31888757131

 

3/18 STARTING YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS AT HOME

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 will also be provided for purchasing the seeds and equipment that will be discussed

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-your-own-seedlings-at-home-tickets-31890279685

 

 

4/8 SOIL TESTING: WHY? AND HOW?

With Marisa Manheim, Grow Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.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.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-testing-why-and-how-tickets-31890557516

 

4/15 ORGANIC GARDENING BASICS PART 2SUCCESSION 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 summer to come. Each participant will be given resources for maintaining a healthy organic garden space.

 

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organic-gardening-basics-part-2-tickets-31890672861

 

4/27 BUILD IT! LONG LASTING RAISED BEDS

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.  

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-it-long-lasting-raised-beds-tickets-31890899539

 

5/10 Medicinal Herb Walk

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

With Michelle Soto, Garden Educator, Grow Pittsburgh

Location to be determined

Join certified Herbalist Michelle Soto to learn about medicinal plants on one of her favorite trails through meadows and woodlands. The trail is accessible for people of different walking abilities.

 

5/20 Container Gardening 
Saturday, May 20th 2 PM – 4 PM
Jeremy Fleishman, Grow Pittsburgh
POWER/EEFC Conference Room
$10 GP 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. . Register in advance for a chance to win a cedar planter as part of the Plant Something Day Sale at East End Food Co-op on Friday, May 19th.

 

Urban Chicken Keeping

Date To Be Determined

With Nick Lubecki, Frick Greenhouse Manager, Grow Pittsburgh

Shiloh Farm, The Corner of Homewood Ave. and Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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.

 

7/7 Edible Forest Gardens: Perennial Trees and Shrubs in Your Home Garden

With Seth Nyer

Friday, July 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Garfield Community Farm, CORNWALL AND WICKLOW STREETS, PITTSBURGH, PA 15224

Learn about the key components and principals of a permaculture food forest and how to adapt these principals into the backyard setting.  Participants will leave with a list of suggested edible perennial plants that thrive in the Pittsburgh region.