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Garden in the Parks Field Day in North & South Parks
A Day of Fun and Learning Expected at Garden in the Parks Field Day
The annual Garden in the Parks Field Day sponsored by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County is a day of education and fun for all ages. The free event will be held at the North and South Park Demonstration Gardens on Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The North Park Demonstration Garden is located at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Babcock Boulevard. The South Park garden is at the intersection of Corrigan Drive and McConkey Road.
The day features guided tours of the annual flower trials, pollinator gardens and herb gardens, children’s activities, and information on native pollinators, herbs, composting
and rain barrels.
Stations will be set up where visitors can sample different varieties of garlic, basil, tomatos, and vinegars and vote on their favorites. Visitors will have a chance to talk with local beekeepers and learn about raising bees and harvesting honey.
Also, master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, diagnose problems, and identify plants.
Those interested in canning, drying or freezing their garden’s bounty can speak with a Penn State
Master Food Preserver who will answer any questions about the process of preserving fresh fruits and vegetables.
Free testing of the pressure cooker dial gauges also will be offered.
Master gardeners will be selling their own fresh produce, and an assortment of perennials, fresh-cut flowers, and gardening items at the garden market.
Soil Tests kits will be available for $9 each.
For more information, call 412-473-2540.
More About North Park
North Park is a large community park spanning three townships, including Pine. The park includes activities for nearly everyone - pet lovers can take their dogs for a run in the off-leash fields, children can play in one of many playgrounds, naturalists can visit the nature center and walk down trails, golfers enjoy an 18-hole golf course, and water lovers can fish or boat in the lake. Not to be forgotten, athletes can tone up by running, biking or jogging down one of the many trails with natural scenery.
The park also includes an ice skating rink in the winter and a pool in the summer. There are horseshoe throwing pits, picnic areas, basketball and tennis courts, football and soccer fields, a boathouse with boat rentals, and even a horse showing ring. There are many events throughout the summer, such as concerts in the park and movies. North Park also hosts the Marshall Island Wildfowl Reserve.
Other events here
- North Hills Junior Golf Academy Classes Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
- Free To Breathe Pittsburgh 5K/1 Mile Lung Cancer Walk Sun, Jun 16, 8:45 am–12:00 pm
- 6th FAAP FALL CLASSIC 5K September 8, 2013 / September 7, 2014, 9:00 am–12:00 pm