Free Vegetable Garden Workshops in Pittsburgh at Rodef Shalom Congregation

Edible Garden Workshops in Pittsburgh


Vegetable Gardening 101 and Container Gardening Workshops

Vegetable Gardening 101 and Container Gardening Workshops –

We need your ideas!

Square Foot Garden

Square Foot Vegetable Garden

Want to grow vegetables? Trying to avoid repeating a previous veggie disaster?  Learn the basics using Square Foot Vegetable Gardening in a 4 by 4 foot space.

No Backyard? Learn to grow vegetables in pots on your balcony, deck or steps.  Learn about all kinds of containers, including how to make and use a Self Watering Container.

Local Master Gardeners are coming to Rodef Shalom Congregation to share gardening expertise with you!

  • Doug Oster, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Backyard Gardener.
  • Nancy Knauss, a consumer horticulture educator at the Penn State Cooperative Extension.
  • Carol Brand, a retired Pediatrician and gardening educator. 

Ideas Wanted!

What workshops or programs would you attend?  The Edible Garden at Rodef Shalom needs your suggestions for topics related to gardening, permaculture, healthy and sustainable food choices, cooking, etc.

Please post your ideas here in the comments section!  

Save the dates!

  • Monday, May 23rd 7pm- Carol Brand, Vegetable Gardening 101
  • Saturday, June 4th 5:30pm- Carol Brand, Container Gardening
  • Friday, June 10th 6pm- Doug Oster (Topic needed!)
  • Monday, June 27th- Nancy Knauss (Topic needed!)

All are welcome!  Sponsored by Life Long Jewish Learning at Rodef Shalom Congregation.

Free Composting Workshop for Pittsburgh Gardeners

Speaking of dirt, there is a low down dirt discussion that you don’t want to miss!! Join us as we discuss COMPOSTING!!!

Please reserve your spot at the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s workshop, “Backyard Composting for Adults” being held on Sunday, March 27th at 11:45 at Rodef Shalom Congregation . This class aims to teach about composting or, “natures recycling.” You will learn how to turn organic materials into a rich soil conditioner. Additionally, you will learn the importance of composting, how to set up your own compost pile, proper maintenance of the pile as well as ways to use the finished product.

A light lunch will be served to all attendees!! (Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch, this one is !)

Don’t forget to RSVP to and let us know you will be coming to get down and dirty with us!

Hope to see you there !!!