Garden Resource Center (GRC) Opening Day

Spring Hours of Operation begin March 19th:  Wednesdays, 3 pm – 7 pm Fridays, 3 pm – 7 pm Saturdays, 9 am – 3 pm Contact Raynise Kelly, Garden Resource Center Manager grc@growpittsburgh.org 412-362-4769 x 215 Location: 147 Putnam Street (Larimer) Pittsburgh PA 15206  

Backyard Farm School: Seed Starting at Home

Online

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. A list of resources will also be provided for purchasing the seeds and equipment that will be discussed. Each participant […]

$5

Growing to the Next Level: Step Up Your Seed Starting to Grow More at Any Scale

Online

Seed starting can be time-consuming, messy, take up a lot of space, and have inconsistent results. Join three farmers with several decades of collective growing experience to learn about their best practices (and lessons learned) for seed starting at scale. Whether you want to increase your production space or improve the efficiency of the space […]

$10

Soil Testing

Garden Resource Center 147 Putnam St, Pittsburgh, PA

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

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms 1000 Braddock Ave., Braddock, PA

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 […]

Free

Backyard Farm School: Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation

Garden Dreams 806 Holland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

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 […]

$20

Gardening 101: Building Raised Garden Beds

Garden Resource Center 147 Putnam St, Pittsburgh, PA

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, […]

$10

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

Braddock Farms 1000 Braddock Ave., Braddock, PA

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 […]

$10

Summer Gardening in your School Gardens

Online

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 […]