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April 2022

Soil Testing

April 8 - April 9
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Drop off a soil sample at the GRC to test the levels of various nutrients in your backyard soil. Learn here how to pull the soil sample. Register

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Growing to the next level: Finding an Irrigation System that Works for You

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$20

Irrigation systems are not one size fits all. Tour a newly installed irrigation system at an urban farm in Pittsburgh and learn how to assess your unique water needs.   Register

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

April 23 @ 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: Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 United States
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$20

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

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Gardening 101: Building Raised Garden Beds

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garden Resource Center, 147 Putnam St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$10

This is a HANDS-ON workshop with our partner Wilderness Lumber, who will be supplying the wood. Learn how to use the tools you need to build common garden infrastructure. We will show you best practices on building your garden infrastructure, provide guidance around which supplies and tools to use for raised beds. If time permits, we will touch on fencing, and trellising as well.   Register

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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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