On a very rare day of the Garden Resource Center being quiet on a Saturday due to the Open Streets PGH event, I was able to enjoy working outside of the shipping container. There is something about the GRC that is so welcoming. It has become one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh.
I have had several people at the Garden Resource Center ask me what this flower is. As I still consider myself to be a beginner gardener, I am constantly reminded that many of the experienced gardeners who are GRC members are also continuing to learn. Learning together at the GRC has given me more confidence and curiosity as I expand my gardening/farming knowledge.
I think asparagus is so fascinating and funny. I love how fast it grows. This is on Braddock Farm.
Behind the Scenes
Many of my hours volunteering at Braddock have gone towards repotting seedlings for the Grow Pittsburgh/Frick Seed Sale. I've loved being a part of this behind the scenes work. I think giving folks access to affordable seedlings and allowing them to grow their food in their own gardens sounds so liberating.
A Happy Place
Having the opportunity to watch students overcome their fears & thoughts about if an earthworm can bite, if something is a weed, or if catepillars have mouths has been fun to say the least. The students at Faison are endlessly curious and have some very green thumbs due to all the hard work they have put into their school garden.
A bit hard to see, but I seemed to have a natural sweat/tomato plant green highlight on my face from stringing tomato plants at Braddock Farm.
Can we get two buckets?
The most exciting time of gardening classes at Faison is when the students get to water what they've planted. While we try to stay organized, there usually just ends up being buckets everywhere and some soaked kids.
A smart, kind, patient teacher and farmer. Taken at Faison Gardens.
Reaching under a tarp to grab invasive wild artichoke (?) weeds. Taken at Braddock Farm.
Inside the GRC shipping container/office, some freshly cleaned and somewhat organized tools ready to be lended out.
A love/hate relationship to say the least.
We Love Buckets
It is always a relief when buckets are in stock at the GRC.