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September 2021

Extending Your Season with Low & High Tunnels

September 14, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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Braddock Farms Fall Festival

October 16, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Free

You’re invited to the 4th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16th from 11:30AM-2:00PM at Braddock Farms (1000 Braddock Ave, 15104). A FREE, community, and family-friendly celebration of the Fall Harvest season. Join us for food, crafts, games, demos, a seed swap, and many more! FREE street parking is available along Braddock Ave.  Enter in our Fall Dessert & Monster Vegetable Contests Fall Dessert Contest • Bring your best Fall dessert dish featuring seasonal fall ingredients • Prizes for the…

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Backyard Farm School: Preserving School

October 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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$30

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, 2021 - October 23, 2021
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, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$10

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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