URBAN HOMESTEADING SERIES PROGRAM LAUNCH
PITTSBURGH, PA, MAY 26, 2015:
Penn State Extension’s Urban Homesteading Series to Launch June 2015
Penn State Extension of Allegheny County is proud to announce the launch of the “Urban Homesteading Series”.
This series is designed for creative do-it-yourselfers with an interest in sustainable food and living adventures. Each workshop features an expert instructor leading hands-on demonstrations in a variety of homesteading activities which are scalable for home, apartment, or community projects.
Upcoming programs include:
- June 18: Straw Bale Gardening
- July 7: Bug Your Bugs! July Pest Walk
- July 21: Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam
- August 4: August Pest Walk
- September 8: Winemaking
- September 24: Gardening with Perennials
Registration is open for the first workshop of the series, Straw Bale Gardening, on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Penn State Extension Edible Teaching Garden at 400 N. Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
Straw-bale gardening is a low-cost, low-maintenance, back-friendly raised-bed gardening method. The Master Gardener instructor will lead a hands-on workshop, present the technique step-by-step at the Edible Teaching Garden where this method is practiced. Pre-registration is required and the fee for this class is $25.
Fall and winter workshops include home beer brewing in partnership with local craft breweries, gardening with perennials, yeast and sourdough bread baking classes, intercropped urban fruit orchard, pruning and lactofermentation.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
The Penn State Center Pittsburgh
Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Avenue, Suite APittsburgh, PA 15219