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Workshop: Growing Heirloom Vegetables

August 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


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. Vegetable gardening, especially heirloom vegetables provides the opportunity to select the varieties you like; plus it provides your family with fresh produce that is free from harmful pesticides. This class will cover the basics of growing heirloom vegetables, preparing the soil, selecting plant and seed varieties (including hyb rids 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.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 30

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter:

Barb Kline has been a Penn State MG since 2009.  And obtained her MG certification from Phipps in 2002.  She is an avid organic vegetable gardener, with a passion for heirloom varieties.  She operated a market garden for 12 years growing an a 5 acre urban farm.  A founder of Grow Pittsburgh and a WAgN (Women in Agriculture) regional representative, she is currently involved in  the second growing season of Penn State Extension’s Edible Teaching trial garden.

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


August 30, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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