Grassroots Urban Garden and Farm Open Space Showcase Tomorrow | Pittsburgh City Paper

Grassroots Urban Garden and Farm Open Space Showcase Tomorrow

You might not associate Rivers of Steel with sustainable gardening. But the historic-preservation nonprofit is teaming with The Pittsburgh Garden Experiment (a forum about urban food production) to host just such an event.

The urban-farming and local-economy expo runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rivers of Steel’s Historic Pumphouse, in Homestead. The program includes both networking opportunities and a series of 10 TED-style presentations by green entrepreneurs, organizations and backyard experimenters.

Presentations include “Making Soil for Urban Growing,” “Compost Tea Brewing and Soil Biology” and “Backyard Goats and Chickens.” Other presenters include PGH Pro Poultry People.

Exhibitors include Pitt Moss, Shadyside Worms, Steel City Grazers, Apothecary Muse, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and more.

From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., food will be on hand from Oh My Grill and Franktuary.

A full schedule is here.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the biochar-remediation project at Rivers of Steel’s historic Carrie Furnaces site.

The Pump House is located at 880 Waterfront Ave.