Why Grow Food?

Whether you are growing in your own garden, a community garden, or purchasing from an urban farm, being an active participant in your local food system has incredible benefits.
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March 7, 2016 6:30 pm

A Garden Primer

Come and join us for this three-class series focussing on organic backyard and community gardening.  More information found here or register...

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March 12, 2016 2:00 pm

Grafting & Pruning Fruit Trees

Presented by Chris Condello, Master Gardener An introduction to fruit tree spring maintenance for the home orchardist. See a grafting...

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March 14, 2016 6:30 pm

A Garden Primer

Come and join us for this three-class series focussing on organic backyard and community gardening.  More information found here or register...

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March 19, 2016 10:00 am

Starting your own Seedlings at Home

Presented by Nick Lubecki, Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools you need to start your own...

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March 21, 2016 6:30 pm

A Garden Primer

Come and join us for this three-class series focussing on organic backyard and community gardening.  More information found here or register...

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April 2, 2016 1:00 pm

Soil Testing: Why and How?

SOLD OUT Presented by Marisa Manheim, Director of Community Projects, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the realities of soil contamination and how to manage...

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April 12, 2016 5:30 pm

Build it: Long-lasting Raised Beds

Presented by Rayden Sorock, Community Garden Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn to build a long-lasting raised bed and leave with additional plans for...

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April 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Urban Chicken Keeping

There are many great benefits to raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are fresh...

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March 7, 2016 6:30 pm

A Garden Primer

Come and join us for this three-class series focussing on organic backyard and community gardening.  More information found here or register here.

Read more

March 12, 2016 2:00 pm

Grafting & Pruning Fruit Trees

Presented by Chris Condello, Master Gardener An introduction to fruit tree spring maintenance for the home orchardist. See a grafting demonstration and get hands-on with pruning. Topics of discussion will

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March 14, 2016 6:30 pm

A Garden Primer

Come and join us for this three-class series focussing on organic backyard and community gardening.  More information found here or register here.

Read more

March 19, 2016 10:00 am

Starting your own Seedlings at Home

Presented by Nick Lubecki, Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will

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March 21, 2016 6:30 pm

A Garden Primer

Come and join us for this three-class series focussing on organic backyard and community gardening.  More information found here or register here.

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April 2, 2016 1:00 pm

Soil Testing: Why and How?

SOLD OUT Presented by Marisa Manheim, Director of Community Projects, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the realities of soil contamination and how to manage the risk.  Get hands on with demos of soil

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April 12, 2016 5:30 pm

Build it: Long-lasting Raised Beds

Presented by Rayden Sorock, Community Garden Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn to build a long-lasting raised bed and leave with additional plans for a compost sifter and compost bin. Specifics will

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April 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Urban Chicken Keeping

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

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Urban Garden Map

Check out our interactive urban garden map for places to get growing in your neighborhood. And if you're growing food in or around Pittsburgh, please add your garden.