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May 2022

Growing to the Next Level: Weeds Part 1/2, Prevention

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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$10

Join us at Braddock Farm for Part 1 of Weed Control on Urban Farms. This session will focus on weed prevention strategies and management. We will touch on cover cropping, using silage tarps and landscape fabric, and how to use mulches including: different colors of plastic mulch. We will also discuss strategies for keeping the high tunnel weed-free. We will tackle how to manage specific problem weed species such as : canada thistle, mugwort, galenzoga, and pigweed. Part 2 in…

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Summer Gardening in your School Gardens

May 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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This workshop is hosted by the School Gardens Team at Grow Pittsburgh and the content of this workshop caters mostly to educators and teachers. Each school has a unique setup in their garden and in their summer planning. Come hear from our staff a number of the ways we've seen successful summer gardening happen, whether it be a full fruit and vegetable planting or a low maintenance cover crop planting. We'll workshop a number of things that come up over…

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Free
The crew at Braddock Farms mulches the beds with straw

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and cultivating garden beds, general clean-up and beautification of the farm and the surrounding area, flower plantings, etc. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle and wear clothes that they don't mind getting dirty, as well as work gloves if you have a pair. There is ample parking all around the farm. There is bathroom and water…

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At the GRC: Understanding soil test results & using amendments

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Grow Pittsburgh’s Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US
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$10

Not sure how to interpret your soil test results? Need to know what soil amendments you can use to improve your soil? Join Grow Pittsburgh at the Garden Resource Center to get your questions answered and get advice about using amendments, fertilizers and cover crops to improve your soil. Register

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June 2022

Backyard Farm School: How to Grow a Chef’s Herb Garden

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 United States
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$20

Learn how to grow and care for your home herb garden to take your culinary dishes to the next level this season. Participants will tour the gardens. Tara and Hanna will discuss herbs cultivated at both Churchview and Grow Pittsburgh, and Chef Csilla will share her favorite uses and recipes, along with samples. Everyone will take home herb seedlings (courtesy of GP) and will leave smelling enchantingly of rosemary and basil. Register

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Growing to the Next Level: Weeds Part 2/2, Control and Remediation

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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$10

Join us at Braddock Farm for Part 2 of Weed Control on Urban Farms. This session will focus on cultivation. We will discuss management techniques for keeping the weeds down between your crops while minimizing or even eliminating hand weeding. The secret is regular hoeing. We will talk about how to use hand hoes and wheel hoes and proper timing to keep the weeds in check. There will be a hands-on component where you will be able to take our…

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Free
The crew at Braddock Farms mulches the beds with straw

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and cultivating garden beds, general clean-up and beautification of the farm and the surrounding area, flower plantings, etc. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle and wear clothes that they don't mind getting dirty, as well as work gloves if you have a pair. There is ample parking all around the farm. There is bathroom and water…

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Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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$10

Learn about the many great benefits of raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are beautiful, great-tasting & nutritious. Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge they need to raise their own flock. Register

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Grow Your Own Herbal Medicine Garden

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 US
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$15

In this workshop, we will spotlight 10 different medicinal herbs that are accessible and easy to use at home. We’ll discuss the growing requirements, how to harvest, and how to incorporate them into your home medicine cabinet. Included in the cost of the workshop is one herbal seedling. Led by community herbalist Annie Fox. Register

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