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Gardening Thyme

Community vegetable and herb gardens are at the following locations:

  • CLP - Carrick
  • CLP - East Liberty
  • CLP - Homewood
  • CLP - Knoxville
  • CLP - Lawrenceville
  • CLP - Main
  • CLP - Mt. Washington
  • CLP - Sheraden
  • CLP - Southside
  • CLP - Squirrel Hill
  • CLP - West End
  • CLP - Woods Run
Participate in planning, planting, maintaining and harvesting the crops at the gardens.
Attend programs about gardening, seasonal planting, composting, seed saving, harvesting and more.

Ask the library staff or check out the gardening board at each neighborhood library for details about planting schedules, how to volunteer and program times. Programs will take place throughout the spring and summer.

This program is made possible by the Mary Jane Berger Memorial Foundation.

Through the Mary Jane Berger Memorial Foundation grant, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is able to partner with organizations such as Grow Pittsburgh, Garden Dreams, the Penn State Master Gardener Program and others to bring hands-on learning opportunities in gardening to families throughout our community.


Gardening Thyme
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Gardening Thyme: Cracker Making with the Crested Duck
CLP - East Liberty
Saturday, July 11, 3:00 PM
Gardening Thyme: Introduction to Organic Gardening in Raised Beds
CLP - Quiet Reading Room - Main Library First Floor
Wednesday, July 15, 6:00 PM
Gardening Thyme: Herbal Skincare Recipes from the Garden (Registration Full, please contact branch for information about waiting list.)
CLP - Woods Run
Saturday, July 18, 1:00 PM
Gardening Thyme: Sausage Making
CLP - Lawrenceville
Saturday, July 25, 2:00 PM
HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Herbal Teacup Candles with Rita
CLP - Classroom A - Main Library
Tuesday, August 4, 6:00 PM
Garden Thyme: Container Gardening
CLP - 720 Music, Clothes and Cafe
Saturday, August 8, 2:00 PM
Gardening Thyme: Container Gardens
CLP - Mt. Washington
Wednesday, August 12, 6:00 PM
HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Tomatoes with Miriam
CLP - Classroom A - Main Library
Tuesday, September 1, 6:00 PM

Additional Seed and Gardening Resources