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October 2021

Backyard Farm School: Preserving School

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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Instructors: Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm, Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh, and Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm. Now that you have been harvesting from your garden & trying new veggies from the farmer's markets, come learn about preserving the harvest! Chef Csilla, along with Grow Pittsburgh's Hanna Mosca and Churchview Farm's Tara Rockacy, will teach the basics of fermentation and canning plus a brief overview of using a dehydrator and freezing techniques. We will cover safe practices, troubleshooting & our…

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Free Soil Lead Screening

October 22 - October 23
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 by the 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. We have two drop off windows for soil samples: Friday Oct. 22 from 3-6pm, and Saturday Oct. 23 from 10-1pm. After you register, we will contact you with…

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Online Webinar: Urban Root Cellaring

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Farmer Nick shows you how you can eat fresh local vegetables all winter long! We will talk about what local vegetables to stock up on at the farmers market for putting up in your cellar, preparing an unheated area in your house for long term winter storage, and how to properly store the vegetables.  While its too late in the season to grow many storage crops, we will talk a bit planning a garden for next year to grow your…

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