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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

DECO’s President & Environmental Director, Anthony, founded a community garden in Pittsburgh’s Southside neighborhood in 2009. One of the first things he did was test the soil. Although he was aware that contamination in urban soils was common, it was difficult to interpret the results. Manganese and Barium? There were no resources to explain what...
Compost

Compost

“It’s not about killing the bad guys,” says Phipps Master Gardener Keith McNeish, “It’s about out-competing them.” McNeish spoke about organic compost at the Homegrown workshop Thursday evening at the YMCA in Homewood. The Homegrown Edible Garden Program from Phipps Conservatory is a hands-on gardening project that engages the Homewood neighborhood with creating a solution to their...
Earth Day

Earth Day

The old adage my mother says every April 22nd is that “Every Day is Earth Day.” While that might be true, it is helpful to establish time each year to reflect on the Mother of All Mothers: The Earth. This year, DECO will celebrate by volunteering at Einhorn Media Garden in Southside on Saturday, April 26th. Please contact...