Sprout Biodiversity Festival on Saturday from 12-3, Oakland

The Sprout Fund Biodiversity Festival, billed as “a community celebration of Pittsburgh’s diverse environment”, will be held in the grove of trees outside the Main Carnegie Library in Oakland on Saturday September 10 from 12-3 pm.  The festival is for all ages, families and kids in particular, and there will be music, activities (such as face painting and hooping), and the Obscure Games.

The event is a showcase for the various biodiversity projects funded by the Spout Fund’s Spring Grant.  The PHCA will have a booth at the festival to present our Knotweed Knockout project.  PHCA president Terry Doloughty and Doug Ramsey of the Polish Hill Green Team will  man the table and talk about this two-year project which seeks to eradicate knotweed and re-introduce native plants on a one-acre site on Melwood Avenue, almost under the Bloomfield Bridge.  We’ve posted a few times about Knotweed Knockout; read about the progress of the project from April, June, and August.

If you’re near the library on Saturday afternoon, please stop by!