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February 2021

Webinar: Crop Planning for Increased Production

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 – $10

Grow more food with limited space! If you’re a beginning farmer or proficient gardener looking to step up your space’s food production in 2021, this is the place to start! Learn strategies to make the most of your small farm or garden space through improved crop planning. This webinar will cover: strategies to increase production in limited space defining production goals planning for the entire growing season crop selections to increase production succession planting This session is part of a…

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March 2021

Webinar: Indoor Garden Programming for Students

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

During this workshop, join our School Garden Team to learn fun, virtual garden-related activities teachers can do with their students while learning remotely. Register on Eventbrite here.

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Backyard Farm School: Seed Starting at Home [Webinar]

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to start your own seeds for your garden this year in this virtual workshop with Farmers Hanna and Tara! Instructors: Hanna Mosca, Grow Pittsburgh Tara Rockacy, Churchview Farm Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops, trays, pots, and lighting along with a hands-on seed-planting activity. All attendees will receive a schedule and instructions for seeding common garden crops. A list…

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A Celebration of Seeds: Ninth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

March 22 - March 26

Join Phipps Conservatory and Grow Pittsburgh for a week of free, educational programs about gardening! For 8 years, Phipps Conservatory and Grow Pittsburgh have partnered with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to host an in-person seed swap. With COVID restrictions still in place, the celebration will be virtual this year. Tune into one of the great, free educational programs below to get your growing season started right! Schedule of Events Mon., March 22: Seed Saving with Michele Soto, Cutting Roots Farm…

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April 2021

Webinar: Plant Nutrition for Urban Soils

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
soil and compost

Nutritious vegetables start with the soil. Proper fertilization can lead to better yields and better tasting crops. Learn about fertility beyond compost. We will also discuss how to improve soil quality to improve water retention and reduce compaction. This session is part of a year-long series of workshops called “Growing to the Next Level,” held in partnership with Pasa. Future topics will include: Land access, soil quality, irrigation, pest management, and more!   Learn more and register on Pasa's website.

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Backyard Farm School: Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Farm, 7211 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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Instructor: Silvan Goddin, Grow Pittsburgh Learn how easy it is to grow gourmet mushrooms in your own backyard. Get an overview of the fascinating world of fungi and how you can incorporate their many attributes into your gardening. Participants will get a hands-on learning experience and go home with a tabletop shiitake log and wine cap mushroom spawn, as well as the knowledge and resources to grow several other kinds of delicious and healthy mushrooms. Register on Eventbrite here. Backyard…

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Free Soil Lead Screening

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 with 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. To promote safe social distancing, registration is required. Please register here. After you register, we will contact you with detailed instructions on how to prepare, label, and drop off…

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May 2021

Irrigation Fundamentals

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA United States
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Good irrigation is one of the most important things for a successful crop. In this workshop we will dive into: hand watering, drip irrigation systems, and sprinkler systems. Learn how to water the whole garden or farm with the flip of a switch. This session is part of a year-long series of workshops called “Growing to the Next Level,” held in partnership with Pasa. Learn more and register on Pasa's website.

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Mother’s Day Seedling Sale

May 7 - May 9
The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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Join us Mother's Day Weekend to shop our full 2021 Sale Catalog on the beautiful grounds of The Frick Pittsburgh. This year's sale features over 150 varieties of perennial & annual herbs, fruits, vegetables, and flowers! We are also excited to offer over 25 varieties of peppers and 30 tomato varieties (mostly heirloom). All of our seedlings are grown according to organic standards. Sale dates and hours are as follows: Friday, May 7: 10 am - 4 pm Saturday, May…

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