Are you interested in possibly joining a community garden in East Liberty? If you’re looking for a way to grow your own produce and get to know more of your neighbors through a community garden space, contact Katherine Camp ( or Jessica Jack ( today.


Don’t know the first thing about vegetable gardening? Never even picked up a spade? Fear not – Grow Pittsburgh’s “A Garden Primer” will cover all the basics, including which tools beginner gardeners will need, what and where to plant and when to harvest. In addition, those taking part in the course will be given step-by-step instruction on everything from starting a compost to properly transplanting seedlings. Whether working with a spacious backyard or an apartment balcony, participants will receive specialized advice and guidance to get their vegetable gardens going whatever the space.

A Garden Primer is a three-session class over the course of three weeks. The class is offered in January (13th, 20th and 27th), February (8th, 15th and 22nd) and March (7th, 14th and 21st) from 7-9 p.m. The classes will take place in the McElvy room of East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S. Highland Ave.). The class is $60 ($50 for Grow Pittsburgh members) and includes classes, a resource manual and dinner provided by Chipotle. Payments can be made via Showclix, or by sending a check to Grow Pittsburgh (5429 Penn Ave.).