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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Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

April 20, 2019 12:00 am

Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

Come shop our wide variety of seedlings and enjoy the magnificent grounds at The Frick Pittsburgh. You can read more about the annual seedling...

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Container Gardening

May 19, 2019 2:00 pm

Container Gardening

With Robert Grey, Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator Don’t have space for a full garden? Learn the basics of growing vegetables in pots...

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How to Care for Your Basil

June 1, 2019 10:00 am

How to Care for Your Basil

This workshop is a chance to explore the historic 1897 Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse, then learn all about growing and caring for many different...

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All About the Birds and the Bees: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

June 11, 2019 6:00 pm

All About the Birds and the Bees: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Pollination is mutually beneficial to plants and to pollinators. Pollination results in the production of seeds and is necessary for many plants...

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Urban Chicken Keeping

June 13, 2019 6:00 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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Garden Resource Center Tool and Supply Yard Sale

June 22, 2019 10:00 am

Garden Resource Center Tool and Supply Yard Sale

It’s that time of year again! Join us at the Garden Resource Center for our 2nd Annual Garden Tool and Supply Yard Sale, offering a variety...

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Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

April 20, 2019 12:00 am

Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

Come shop our wide variety of seedlings and enjoy the magnificent grounds at The Frick Pittsburgh. You can read more about the annual seedling sale here and check out our 2019 Seedling Catalog for this year’s available items. Note: The...

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Container Gardening

May 19, 2019 2:00 pm

Container Gardening

With Robert Grey, Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator 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...

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How to Care for Your Basil

June 1, 2019 10:00 am

How to Care for Your Basil

This workshop is a chance to explore the historic 1897 Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse, then learn all about growing and caring for many different varieties of basil. After a quick tour of the Greenhouse we will move to the Education Center for a...

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All About the Birds and the Bees: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

June 11, 2019 6:00 pm

All About the Birds and the Bees: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Pollination is mutually beneficial to plants and to pollinators. Pollination results in the production of seeds and is necessary for many plants to reproduce. Come learn about what plants will attract beneficial pollinators to your garden...

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Urban Chicken Keeping

June 13, 2019 6:00 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 knowledge they need to...

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Garden Resource Center Tool and Supply Yard Sale

June 22, 2019 10:00 am

Garden Resource Center Tool and Supply Yard Sale

It’s that time of year again! Join us at the Garden Resource Center for our 2nd Annual Garden Tool and Supply Yard Sale, offering a variety of items at bargain prices! This event is free and open to the public.  Stop by, browse, and learn...

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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.