Hungry for Events?

Can you believe it's almost fall already?  Grow Pittsburgh has some great events coming up in September to help you get ready for the cool season. 

This month we have our annual fundraiser, A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  We also have our monthly dinner series, Let Us Eat.  This month- the evening will be hosted by  Root 174.   Remember, they'll donate 10% of the evening's sales to us! Join us in supporting a restaurant that is committed to supporting local food.

Do you have tomatoes lining your kitchen counter, window sills and any other flat surfaces?  We have two canning workshops to teach you how to preserve your garden for winter time enjoyment and how to use all those tomatoes!  We also have a high tunnel workshop to extend your growing season well into the fall and let's not forget about our workshop on how to engage kids in  garden. 

We're so excited to head into the fall harvest and we hope that you will join us at one of this month's events.  In case you're not able to attend the ones highlighted below, we're working on even more events.

Stay tuned!

The Grow Pittsburgh Team


A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh
Join us for A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh, on SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for a delicious afternoon. We are being joined by over a dozen local restaurants who will be serving tastings of their best culinary offerings which you will not want to miss. Tickets are on sale now! 


Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013 
Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM 
Ticket Costs: $60 Grow Pittsburgh Annual Members and $75 for General Public.  

Not an Annual Member?  Join HERE! 

Let Us Eat!
Our monthly fundraising dinner series, Let Us Eat, is at  Root 174 on September 12th! They'll donate 10% of the evening's sales to us!  So gather your friends and family and dine out at Root 174 on September 12th. 


Date: Thursday, September 12
Location: 1113 South Braddock Ave., 15218
Time: 5 PM - close

Make reservations by calling 412.243.4348 or make reservations online HERE


Upcoming Community Events


Season Extension with Low Tunnels

Grow during all four seasons. Hoop bending demonstration and discussion of winter hardy plant varieties and seeding dates. Leave equipped and excited to keep your gardens productive all year! Presented by Cornelius Frantz-Deppe, Garfield Community Farm.  Register  HERE, space is limited to 20 participants.  


Date: Tuesday, September 10th

Time: 6 00-7:30 PM

Location: The Garfield Community Farm (the corner of Cornwall and Wicklow St, 15224)



Preserving the Harvest for Beginners


Jackie Cleary of Auburn Meadow Farm will introduce us to basic, inexpensive ways to enjoy garden fresh tomatoes all year long. Preserving fresh tomatoes isn't difficult or scary, and so much more delicious than store bought. Learn inexpensive ways to preserve tomatoes with simple equipment you probably already own. We'll discuss safety, methods, fitting preserving projects into busy lives, expanded resources and everyday ways to enjoy your efforts.  


DateFriday, September 6
Location: Grow Pittsburgh, 6587 Hamilton Ave, #2w, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Fee: $5-10 for materials (sliding scale)


*Please note that space is limited to 20 participants


Preserving the Harvest for Intermediates 
Want to expand your tomato preserving?Jackie Cleary of Auburn Meadow Farm will be back to teach us Passata! - a versatile, simple home-grown pantry staple that serves as a base for soups, home-made ketchup and the most delicious and simple pasta/pizza sauce ever. We'll discuss simple ways to squeeze preserving into busy lives, safety, methods and everyday ways to enjoy your efforts. 


DateSaturday, September 14

Location: Grow Pittsburgh, 6587 Hamilton Ave, #2w, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Fee: $5-10 for materials (sliding scale)


*Please note that space is limited to 20 participants

Register HERE or call 412-362-4769 ext. 103

Engaging Kids in the Garden

Learn how to use your garden as a welcoming space for children to engage with food, soil, insects and the wonder of the natural world. Presenters and participants will share from their experiences at school and community gardens. Presented by Grow Pittsburgh's Director of Education Jake Seltman and Edible Schoolyard Program Manager Maria Bowman.

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: Pittsburgh Faison Edible Schoolyard, 7430 Tioga St, Pittsburgh, PA


*Please note that space is limited to 20 participants

Register HERE or call 412-362-4769 x103


Mark your calendar - Day of Giving is October 3rd!

Day of Giving is a 24 hour giving bonanza! 

All donations must go through during the 24 hours of
October 3, 2013 and gifts of $25 to $1,000 will be partially matched

Have your donation go even further on October 3rd and be part of this fun, energetic Day of Giving!  



Will You Become an Annual Member of Grow Pittsburgh Today?
Do you love the tasty, fresh and educational events we offer? Support us and become an annual member!  With your help we can provide more opportunities to connect with local growers and restaurants and see how the community is using Pittsburgh produce.  By becoming a member you will receive a discount on future Grow Pittsburgh ticked events such as our A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh fundraiser or our seasonal education series A Garden PrimerJoin us and become a Grow Pittsburgh member today!