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September 2019

GRC Autumn Celebration

September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Join us for an Autumn Celebration to mingle with fellow GRC users, enjoy refreshments, and share stories from your garden this past season. Grow Pittsburgh will honor the dedicated volunteers who made this a great season with 2,446 tool rentals to 357 users! Kids and friendly dogs are welcome. If you are able, please bring a dish to share. No RSVP necessary. This event will happen rain or shine.

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October 2019

Braddock Farms Harvest Festival

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Join us at Braddock Farms for an end of season celebration of this season’s bounty and all of those who made it possible! Go on a farm tour, compete in the Farm Olympics, try your hand at pumpkin painting and corn husk dolls, get your face painted and more. We’ll be grilling some veggies from the farm along with hot dogs and veggie burgers, and sipping on some cider and other refreshments. Come out for an afternoon of free community…

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Shiloh Farm Open House

October 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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For the third year running, Shiloh Farm will host farm stand customers and community members of all ages in for an Open House! Join Farmers Hanna and Silvan for an evening of free, farm fun. The event will feature farm tours, food, face painting and farm games for the whole family! We’ll be grilling some of the farm’s delicious, fresh veggies for guests to try, along with a tasting of unique heirloom peppers varieties.

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February 2020

A Celebration of Seeds: 8th Annual Seed and Plant Swap

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Come one, come all! Join Grow Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland for the eighth annual seed and plant swap! This free event features a selection of seeds and plants for the public and hands-on activities for children and teens. If you’re a newcomer to the world of gardening, or someone seeking additional skills, seed saving, and gardening experts will be on hand to answer gardening questions throughout the event. Join us throughout…

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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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GRC Opening Day

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Everyone's favorite tool lending library, the Garden Resource Center, is back for the 2020 growing season! Join us for opening day. Beginning Saturday, March 14, our hours of operation are as follows: Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm Fridays, 3 pm - 7 pm Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm

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