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April 2021

Free Soil Lead Screening

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Bring your soil to the Garden Resource Center to have it tested for lead and arsenic with Allegheny County Conservation District. These two contaminants are common in urban soil, and are bad for health, so it's always good to check the soil in your yard and garden areas to be safe. To promote safe social distancing, registration is required. Please register here. After you register, we will contact you with detailed instructions on how to prepare, label, and drop off…

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May 2021

Irrigation Fundamentals

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Good irrigation is one of the most important things for a successful crop. In this workshop we will dive into: hand watering, drip irrigation systems, and sprinkler systems. Learn how to water the whole garden or farm with the flip of a switch. This session is part of a year-long series of workshops called “Growing to the Next Level,” held in partnership with Pasa. Learn more and register on Pasa's website.

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Backyard Farm School: How to Grow a Chef’s Herb Garden

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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$30

Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh and Tara Rockacy & Chef Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm Learn how to grow and care for your home herb garden to take your culinary dishes to the next level this season. Participants will tour the farm, focusing on the herb garden. Tara and Hanna will discuss herbs cultivated at both Churchview and Grow Pittsburgh, and Chef Csilla will share her favorites uses and recipe, along with samples. Everyone will take home herb seedlings…

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Harvesting & Packing for Food Safety & Quality Control

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Join us to learn about the principles and practices that contribute to efficient harvest while maintaining food safety and storability. This session is part of a year-long series of workshops called “Growing to the Next Level,” held in partnership wit Pasa. Learn more and register on Pasa's website.

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June 2021

Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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$10

Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh & Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm There are many great benefits to raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are beautiful, great-tasting & nutritious. Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge they need to raise their own flock. Register on Eventbrite here. Backyard Farm School is an expanded monthly learning series, put on by Churchview Farm and Grow Pittsburgh. Farmers Tara (Churchview) and Hanna (Grow…

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