Bring the kids, and gardening questions, and join the Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County for a morning of activities, tours and refreshments in the demonstration gardens in North and South Parks on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Take a guided tour of the flower trials and pollinator gardens and visit with local beekeepers while the kids enjoy hands-on activities about pollinators. Sample a number of varieties of tomatoes with Doug Oster from KDKA's The Organic Gardeners in North Park, and Denise Schreiber, known as Mrs. Know-It-All, in South Park.
Other activities include herb garden tours, gardening Q & A, and information on composting and rain barrels. The event is free and open to the public.
The Penn State Extension Demonstration Gardens at North and South Parks showcase annual and perennial plants that perform well in our climate and soils. Each site also includes a pollinator garden, part of a collaborative effort with the Haagen-Dazs brand to promote bee-friendly gardens and to educate the public on the importance of pollinators.
The North Park garden is located at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Babcock Blvd. and the South Park garden is at the intersection of Corrigan Drive and McConkey Road.