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July 2021

Backyard Farm School: Tomato School

July 21 @ 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, Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm, Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm, and Barb Kline of Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardeners Learn how to grow and care for your home tomato garden. Farmers Tara, Hanna & Barb will guide participants through the CVF tomato field and discuss everything from seed selection and transplanting, to trellising and pruning, harvesting best practices, to pest and disease management. Chef Csilla will share insight into favorite preparations & uses.…

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CANCELED – Scouting & Forecasting: Proactive Pest Prevention in Vegetables

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Sorry folks, but this event has been canceled. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Monitoring pest populations is fundamental to any Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system. Learn how to identify pests early in their life cycle, track regional population trends, and understand the environmental indicators that can lead to infestation so you can take a proactive approach to protecting your fields. Join us at Braddock Farms to learn about these preventative IPM principles for vegetable farms, as well…

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August 2021

Hoop House Design & Construction

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
$10

The dos and don’ts for placing and assembling your tunnels. The design, construction, and siting of your hoop house can mean the difference between many successful growing seasons or many seasons of ongoing frustration and suboptimal yields. This event is offered in partnership with Pasa Sustainable Agriculture. During this webinar with Nick Lubecki, we’ll discuss effective hoop house design and assembly and consider how to select the right structure for your farm. We’ll also cover some common construction pitfalls to…

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September 2021

TRALI Land Protection Information Session

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilltop Urban Farm, 700 Cresswell Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
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Free

RSVP is requested to Masoud Sayles at masoud@hilltopurbanfarm.org by Sept. 4, 2021 — Interested in the community garden process, protecting land access, or urban agriculture? Attend this free information session (flyer linked here) with ALT, Grow Pittsburgh, and Hilltop Urban Farm Community Garden representatives. We’ll explore how these representatives are helping to protect community gardens via their joint venture, Three Rivers Agricultural Land Initiative (TRALI). This information session is best for representatives of community gardens and urban farms interested in permanent protection…

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Extending Your Season with Low & High Tunnels

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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$10

ON-FARM WORKSHOP Extending Your Season with Low & High Tunnels Learn how to use these versatile structures to get the most from your farm. Continuing the conversation from our “Hoop House Design & Construction” webinar, join us for a tour of the tunnel structures at Braddock Farms, an urban farm in Pittsburgh that has been in operation for more than a decade. Farm Manager Nick Lubecki will identify the unique features of Braddock’s tunnels and discuss how these help increase production. We’ll also…

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CANCELED: Backyard Farm School: Pepper School

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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$30

CANCELED DUE TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM FORECAST Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh, Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm, Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm Learn how to grow and care for your home pepper garden that will take your culinary dishes to the next level. Participants will learn about seeding and cultivating, in both in-ground beds and containers! We will touch on seed starting, cultivation techniques, pest/disease issues, and do an informal tasting, most likely just right off the plants! REGISTER ON…

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Creating Therapeutic Spaces in the Garden

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Join Grow Pittsburgh's School Gardens team to learn about how horticultural therapy techniques can be used in your school garden spaces. About this event We will discuss social emotional learning in the garden, mindfulness and breathing exercises, and a number of creative approaches to calming and healing in our outdoor learning spaces. After this past year, we all deserve to take a step back, breathe in deeply, and find some joy. We're hoping to inspire and encourage teachers around the…

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October 2021

Garden Get Down

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sherwood Event Center, 400 Sherwood Road
Wilkinsburg, 15221
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$20 – $75

ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY TICKET SALES END WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6 AT 5:00PM Join us for the return of Grow Pittsburgh's annual event. This year we reflect upon and celebrate the many ways that growing and sharing fresh local food are helping our community get through this prolonged, challenging time. Enjoy a taste of the fall harvest from 9 Cafe, tasty treats from Confections by Casey Renee, local drinks from East End Brewing Co. and Goodlander Cocktail Brewery, and music as we…

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Shiloh Farm Open House

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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Free

Join us for the 4th annual Shiloh Farm open house! Farm stand customers and community members of all ages are welcome to join Farmers Hanna and Silvan for an evening of free, farm fun. No need to register, just drop by the farm at the corner of Thomas Blvd and N. Homewood Ave. The event will feature farm tours, food, and fun fall activities for the whole family! We’ll be grilling some of the farm’s delicious fresh veggies for guests…

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