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February 2020

Urban Maple Sugaring

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grow Pittsburgh Office, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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With Nick Lubecki, Braddock Farms Manager Late winter is a great time to get to know maple trees. Our woods have several species which can be tapped for their sap. Attendees will learn: tree identification, how to tap trees and the proper time of year when the sap flows. We will also discuss how to cook with maple sap and, of course, how to boil it down for syrup. All Grow Pittsburgh workshops are free for Grow Pittsburgh members. Email…

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March 2020

Community Garden Sustainability Fund Application Info Session

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join Grow Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to learn about the new and improved Community Garden Sustainability Fund! Come learn about the Community Garden Sustainability Fund and the application process. A brief presentation will be followed with time for Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please email alyssa@growpittsburgh.org.

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Garden Planning Workshop

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 United States
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Lead by Chris Kosin Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard garden. Topics will include: Selecting your growing area How much space/how many plants for your household? How to establish a new bed (raised, in-ground, containers) How to layout/space your seedlings Care tips will focus on: Layout for optimum light within your space Plant spacing/multi-sowing Importance of healthy active soil (in no till methods) Watering A nod to IPM by companion planting and using…

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Garden Planning

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 United States
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So you are starting a new garden... how do you get started (from either seed or seedling)? Join Chris Kosin to learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard garden. Topics will include: Selecting your growing area How much space/how many plants for your household? How to establish a new bed (raised, in-ground, containers) How to layout/space your seedlings Care tips will focus on: Layout for optimum light within your space Plant spacing/multi-sowing Importance of…

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Starting Seedlings at Home

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Frick Art & Historical Society Greenhouse, 7227 Reynolds St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 Select a Country:
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This workshop is a chance to explore the historic 1897 Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse, then learn all about starting your own seedlings at home this year. After a quick tour of the Greenhouse we will move to the Education Center for a hands-on workshop led by Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager. 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…

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