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March 2019

Organic Gardening 101: Site Selection and Building a Garden

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grow Pittsburgh Office, 6587 Hamilton Ave #2W
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$10

With Robert Grey, Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard garden. Topics will include how to select the perfect space for your garden site, basic garden design, and how to compost. Each participant will be given resources for maintaining a healthy organic garden space.

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Seed Starting Workshop

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Frick Greenhouse, 7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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$10

With Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops, trays, pots, and lighting along with a hands-on seed-planting activity. All attendees will receive a schedule and instructions for seeding common garden crops. A list of resources will also be provided for purchasing the seeds and equipment that will be discussed. Each participant will be able to…

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April 2019

Grow Pittsburgh Ceramics: Ollas

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Braddock Branch, 419 Library Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15104 United States
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$25

Join us at the Bathhouse Ceramic Studio in the Braddock Carnegie Library to make your very own garden olla! 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. In this two hour workshop, you will learn how to use the coil-building method to…

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Free Soil Lead Screening with Allegheny County Conservation District

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Free

Bring your soil to ACCD at Grow Pittsburgh's Garden Resource Center to have it instantly tested for lead and arsenic, for free. These two contaminants are common in urban areas, and bad for health, so it's always good to check the soil in your yard and garden areas to be safe. Bring one or more soil samples (dry and crumbled up) in clear plastic Ziploc bags. Staff will test your soil (takes about 1 minute) and talk to you about…

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