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August 2019

Garden Pest Identification Workshop

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Join Sandy Feather of Penn State Extension for an interactive pest ID walk through the community garden. Learn about non-chemical controls such as floating row covers, planting times, & resistant varieties, as well as proper use of organic chemical controls such as insecticidal soap.

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Making Natural Dyes

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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Come and learn about natural dying techniques using the plants that grow right around you! We will be using commonly found weeds, flowers and leaves to dye fabrics.

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Garden Get Down

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grist House Craft Brewery, 10 E Sherman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15209 United States
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Join Grow Pittsburgh for a Garden Get Down celebrating 10 years of our Community Garden Program! Since 2010, we've supported 100 gardens, engaging over 2,000 individuals as they’ve grown over 300,000 pounds of food. Your ticket to Garden Get Down will help continue this vital work for years to come. Enjoy craft beers from Grist House and a taste of summer by Sprezzatura Catering, while celebrating all that our dedicated garden groups and partner organizations have accomplished over the years.…

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September 2019

Independent Brewing Co. Urban Farm Dinner

September 16 @ 6:30 pm
Independent Brewing Co, 1704 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Join Independent Brewing Co. for the fifth installment of their partner dinner series. The evening will bring you five courses from Executive Chef, Jamilka Borges, paired with a combination of beers and cocktails, using ingredients grown on Grow Pittsburgh's urban farms. This dinner will have just one, casually-paced seating beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner (including the pairings) are $125 each and include tax and gratuity. A portion from each ticket sold will be donated directly to Grow…

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Free Soil Lead Screening

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Bring your soil to ACCD at Grow Pittsburgh's Garden Resource Center to have it instantly tested for lead and arsenic, for free. These two contaminants are common in Urban Areas, and bad for health, so it's always good to check the soil in your yard and garden areas to be safe. Bring one or more soil samples (approx. 1/2/ cup, dry and crumbled up) in clear plastic Ziploc bags. More than 1 sample is ok! Staff will test your soil…

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How to Grow & Care for Heirloom Peppers

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Churchview Farm, 3897 Churchview Avenue Extension
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 United States
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Come and learn how to grow heirloom peppers like a professional! 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! Workshop includes a tour of Churchview Farm, a takeaway, and parking.

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GRC Autumn Celebration

September 28 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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