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Gardening Thyme

This program is made possible by the Mary Jane Berger Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library.

Community vegetable and herb gardens are coming to the following locations:

CLP - Allentown Pop-up * CLP - Carrick * CLP - East Liberty * CLP - Homewood * CLP - Knoxville * CLP - Lawrenceville * CLP - Main (Oakland) - CLP - Mt. Washington * CLP - Sheraden * CLP - South Side * CLP - Squirrel Hill * CLP - West End * CLP - Woods Run

  • Participate in planning, planting, maintaining and harvesting the crops at the gardens.
  • Attend programs about gardening, seed saving, harvesting and more.
  • Donate open pollinated, non-hybrid seeds to the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library.
  • Tell your gardening stories to the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library!

Ask the library staff or check out the gardening board at each neighborhood library for details about planting schedules, how to volunteer and program times. Programs will take place throughout the spring and summer.


Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library

The Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library, a partnership between Chatham Food Studies graduate student Amanda West and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, aims to provide a public seed bank, gardening and seed saving classes, and a place to hear and share some of Pittsburgh's vibrant gardening history.

Seeds will be available at CLP-Lawrenceville (279 Fisk Street, 15201) and CLP-Main, First Floor (4400 Forbes Avenue, 15213) to "borrow" with the hope that library customers will grow one or more of the plants out to harvest the seeds and return them to the Library so others may benefit and the local seed supply can grow.

Donate seeds to the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library

We welcome seed donations of :

  • Heirloom, open pollinated or non-hybrid varieties
  • Beans, tomatos and flowers

For questions or more information about seeds or the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library, visit http://www.facebook.com/seedandstorypgh or email Amanda West at awest2@chatham.edu.

Oral History

The Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library will be conducting interviews with community members throughout the month of April. The interviews will be available for public view near the Seed Library at CLP - Lawrenceville/ To tell your gardening story or volunteer to share your gardening expertise, contact Amanda West at awest2@chatham.edu or call 757.635.6320.

 

Gardening Thyme

 
 

Gardening Thyme
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Gardening Thyme: Make Your Own Terrarium-ALL SPACES TAKEN
CLP - Squirrel Hill
Saturday, April 19, 1:00 PM
School-Age Fun: Build a Terrarium
CLP - Squirrel Hill - Children's Room
Wednesday, April 23, 4:00 PM
School-Age Fun: Tree Celebration
CLP - Squirrel Hill - Children's Room
Wednesday, April 30, 4:00 PM
Terrariums with Green Sinner
CLP - CLP pop-up Allentown
Saturday, May 3, 1:00 PM
Gardening Thyme: Land of Abundance
Pittsburgh and the American Garden
CLP - Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, May 14, 2:00 PM
Gardening Thyme Book Club
CLP - East Liberty
Thursday, May 22, 6:30 PM
Gardening Thyme Book Club
CLP - East Liberty
Thursday, May 22, 6:30 PM
National Composting Day
CLP - CLP pop-up Allentown
Thursday, May 29, 3:30 PM
Genre Book Club-The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food by Ian Knauer
CLP - Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM
HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Cool Tools & Other Stuff for the Gardener with Steve
CLP - Classroom A - Main Library
Tuesday, August 5, 6:00 PM
 
 

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