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Workshop: Frugal Gardening

September 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Want to save money, time and toil? Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying forms of gardening. In today’s economy, many are now turning to their backyard vegetable plots to help lessen high grocery bills. Others are looking for ways to live more ecologically-friendly lives, to have more choice in vegetable selection,  and to grow fresh produce free from harmful pesticides.
This class will cover the basics of planning: siting your vegetable garden, preparing the soil, selecting plant and seed varieties (including hybrids and heirlooms), starting plants from seed, planting, tending your plants, troubleshooting problems, harvesting, extending the season, getting the most out of small plots, and putting the garden to bed for the winter.

We will look in a specific way at straw bale gardening—a type of raised bed and/or container gardening—as one type of frugal gardening.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 25

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter:

Pat Morgan is a Penn State master gardener and co-coordinator of the Allegheny County office of Penn State Extension’s Edible Teaching Garden.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


September 25, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633