May and June Gardening Classes in Pittsburgh

The sun has been more willing lately to grace us with its presence in Pittsburgh and that means it’s gardening time! Now is the perfect moment to kickstart your green or colorful plants in order to have a blooming haven at the end of summer. If you’re not sure where to start or are just looking for a bit of guidance in a specific area, gardening classes are your key to success. Whether you’re into herb gardening, florals, vegetables, or just helping the planet, there’s a class for everyone. Break out that green thumb and let’s dig into gardening in Pittsburgh. 

May and June Gardening Classes Pittsburgh

Eat Your Garden Weeds

Shiloh Farm, May 16

Garden weeds can be annoying pests that quickly turn your beautiful garden into a jungle. But, you don’t have to put those weeds to waste. Instead, Grow Pittsburgh is here to point out the tastiest weeds in your garden and how they can be used in your cooking. Plus, the organization will share when and how to weed your garden to keep things from getting out of control.

Online Gardening Series with Doug Oster

Online, May 16-June 20

If you’re without transportation to an in-person workshop, don’t worry, Farm to Table has you covered. This local organization is providing free, online gardening classes from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with expert Doug Oster. Each week you’ll learn something new such as planting tender vegetables and helping them thrive, tips for starting a mid-June garden, and how to make container planting work in the summer. 

May Flowers : Gardening Workshop

Social Status, May 26

Have you been feeling lost and needing a little guidance? Let gardening bring you peace and mindfulness while creating an aromatic bundle of fresh herbs. Spend this time connecting with others while you learn how to make a thriving herb garden to keep your cooking flavorful back home. Giving yourself something to take care of can help you get into a routine and enjoy some focused solo time each day.

Herb Garden Workshop

East End Food Co-op, June 1

Assist the East End Food Co-op in generating less food waste by making your own herb garden. You’ll get to take home organic herb plants, potting soil, planters, and plenty of instruction handouts to get you started. Plus, you’ll learn how to use the herbs you take home in your kitchen as well as medicinally for aches, pains, and beyond. 

Growing Berries

Braddock Farms, June 4

Have you ever wondered the secret of growing fresh berries at home? Braddock Farms and Grow Pittsburgh are inviting you in to learn their techniques and practices of berry gardening. They’ll teach you how to grow your own red raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries and grapes to make sure you have bountiful access to fresh fruit.

How to Grow a Culinary Herb Garden

Churchview Farm LLC, June 5

At Churchview Farm LLC, they grow a number of different herb varieties that contribute to kitchens throughout Pittsburgh. Now they’re here to teach you how their herbs are cultivated and how you can take advantage of this gardening season. You’ll even get to take home herb seedlings courtesy of Grow Pittsburgh. 

Cultivating a 4-Season Native Pollinator Garden

Phipps Garden Center, June 20

Pollinators are an important part of our ecosystem as they keep our greens thriving. Learn how to help out these little eco-heroes with your own 4-season garden. Alongside instructor, Chris Kosin from GaiaScape, you’ll gain tips on how to pick native plants for your garden and in turn create a sustainable space for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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