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May 2019

Container Gardening

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East End Coop, 7516 Meade St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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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 spring, summer and fall enjoyment. Participants will create one small self-watering container!

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June 2019

How to Care for Your Basil

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Frick Greenhouse, 7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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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 hands-on workshop led by Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager, and some basil-infused refreshments. Participants will learn about proper harvest techniques, disease & pest management, and how to take cuttings to grow more basil plants. Before you…

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

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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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. Participants will learn how build a pollinator bug hotel that will help keep your garden blooming all season long. Price includes parking and a free seedling in addition to the workshop.

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Urban Chicken Keeping

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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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 raise their own flock.

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