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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Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

April 21, 2018 12:00 am

Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

Come peruse the plants and enjoy the magnificent grounds at The Frick Pittsburgh. You can read more about the Seedling Sale here. Note: The Frick...

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Garden Ceramics Workshop: Ollas

April 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Garden Ceramics Workshop: Ollas

What is an Olla you ask? It’s an unglazed vessel used to irrigate your garden or household plants. Just place it in your garden bed and fill it...

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Build it! Long-lasting raised beds

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Build it! Long-lasting raised beds

Learn to build a long-lasting raised bed and leave with additional plans for a compost sifter and compost bin. Specifics will include appropriate...

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Soil Testing: Techniques and Understanding Results

April 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Soil Testing: Techniques and Understanding Results

With Dan Dalton, Three Rivers Sustainability Hub Manager, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Saturday April, 28 1:00 to 2:30 pm...

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Medicinal Herb Walk

May 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Medicinal Herb Walk

Michelle Soto, Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary Wednesday May 10, Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm Join certified Herbalist Michelle Soto to learn about...

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Phipps’ 82nd Annual May Market and National Public Gardens Day

May 11, 2018 9:30 am

Phipps’ 82nd Annual May Market and National Public Gardens Day

Stock up on unique plants, gardening accessories, handmade jewelry, lawn decor and more at Phipps’ 82nd annual May Market. Celebrate spring...

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Container Gardening

May 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Container Gardening

Don’t have space for a full garden? Learn the basics of growing vegetables in pots, including site selection, possibilities for pots, making...

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Braddock Farms Summer Kick-off

June 3, 2018 10:00 am

Braddock Farms Summer Kick-off
Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

April 21, 2018 12:00 am

Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

Come peruse the plants and enjoy the magnificent grounds at The Frick Pittsburgh. You can read more about the Seedling Sale here. Note: The Frick Pittsburgh is closed Mondays.

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Garden Ceramics Workshop: Ollas

April 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Garden Ceramics Workshop: Ollas

What is an Olla you ask? It’s an unglazed vessel used to irrigate your garden or household plants. Just place it in your garden bed and fill it with water. The water seeps through the walls of the vessel and reaches the roots of the plants. It’s...

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Build it! Long-lasting raised beds

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Build it! Long-lasting raised beds

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.

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Soil Testing: Techniques and Understanding Results

April 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Soil Testing: Techniques and Understanding Results

With Dan Dalton, Three Rivers Sustainability Hub Manager, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Saturday April, 28 1:00 to 2:30 pm Shiloh Farm, the corner of Thomas Blvd and N. Homewood Ave. Healthy soils support health crops and...

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Medicinal Herb Walk

May 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Medicinal Herb Walk

Michelle Soto, Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary Wednesday May 10, Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm Join certified Herbalist Michelle Soto to learn about medicinal plants on one of her favorite trails through meadows and woodlands. The trail is accessible...

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Phipps’ 82nd Annual May Market and National Public Gardens Day

May 11, 2018 9:30 am

Phipps’ 82nd Annual May Market and National Public Gardens Day

Stock up on unique plants, gardening accessories, handmade jewelry, lawn decor and more at Phipps’ 82nd annual May Market. Celebrate spring at our annual May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries...

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Container Gardening

May 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Container Gardening

Don’t have 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...

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Braddock Farms Summer Kick-off

June 3, 2018 10:00 am

Braddock Farms Summer Kick-off

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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.