Grow Pittsburgh is holding a very intensive garden exchange, to include guest speakers on a variety of topics. The event will include an opportunity to exchange information with other gardeners, as well seeds. The event includes a covered dish potluck. Following is the schedule for the day —
Free event! Seed swap! Skill share!
Potluck brunch! Kid’s activities!
The Exchange runs from 10am to 4pm at the Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Avenue, in Millvale, PA.
The schedule, for your convenience:
10:30 – Welcome
10:45 – 11:00 Kate Hickey, Grow Pittsburgh – Fundraising for Community Gardens
11:00 – 11:40 General Introductions
11:40 – 12:40 Networking Brunch
12:50 – 1:10 Troy Hottle, GTECH/Pittsburgh Permaculture – Soil Building for Community Gardens
1:10 – 1:30 Lauren Seiple, GTECH – Composting for Community Gardens
1:40 – 2:00 Terry Doloughty, Polish Hill Civic Assn. – Garden Reuse & Creative Water Systems
2:00 – 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 – 2:50 Leah Smith, PASA – Seed Saving
2:50 – 3:10 Susanna Meyer, Grow Pittsburgh – Pest ID and Management
3:20 – 4:00 Marisa Manheim, Grow Pittsburgh – Keys to a Successful Community Garden
PHCA’s President, Terry Doloughty, will be on hand to talk about garden reuse and creative water systems. Say hello if you are at the garden exchange event. Grow Pittsburgh offers directions on how to do a germination test on old seeds. The information is available on the event flyer, along with more detailed information about location, seed packaging and other activities.