Spring Means Gardening

I saw a note recently about a resource for urban gardeners in Pittsburgh called Grow Pittsburgh, which is offering courses in growing vegetables in an urban setting, among other things. Here's a link to GP and their programs.

Grow Pittsburgh is a private non-profit organization. There are also some terrific if underpublicized public resources for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County gardeners, supported through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Penn State University.

I posted a note about a bunch of these things -- the Cooperative Extension Office in Pittsburgh, and the Allegheny County Master Gardeners Program -- last summer. Here's a link to that post. For many years, the Master Gardeners have presented a series of inexpensive lectures -- $15 per! -- titled "Backyard Gardening." Here's a link to the Backyard Gardening series for the Spring 2010 season. The Master Gardeners offer a variety of other bargain-priced educational services to the public, including a free Gardening Hotline (when that tomato emergency just can't wait!) and an outreach program that provides speakers for community groups and garden clubs. All of those services are highlighted here.

[Full disclosure: I am married to a Master Gardener!]


1 Response to "Spring Means Gardening"

John said... 3/05/2010 8:26 AM

Growing up in Youngtown, we always had some form of garden, which never seemed to fair too well due to a wonderful group of groundhogs who always seemed to pop up just when everything was getting pretty good. I've been contemplating starting one in the backyard this spring, despite the fact that the Zucchini we planted last year over-ripened and started exploding on the vine.

I was on the construction junction website, and they are going to be having some programs there as well as carrying some organic fertilizers and organic pesticides, etc. So there are tons of resources out there if anyone is looking for help this time around.

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