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Green Gardening & Healthy Living Series

The newest series of classes at Phipps helps you to live healthier and garden more sustainably. Help reduce your impact on the environment and learn about sustainable practices you can use in your home landscape, plus learn about healthy living through yoga.

T'ai Chi in the Conservatory

Dates: Sunday, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Instructor: Stan Swartz
Objective:
Level: N/A
Prerequisites:
Fee: $ 80 members; $105 non-members
Location: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

An excellent way to manage stress, and to feel stronger, more flexible and energized in today’s busy world, is through T’ai Chi. As it focuses on the mind and spirit, rather than speed and endurance, the practice is also suitable for all levels and ages. Attendees are asked to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes; flip-flops are prohibited. Please note: Students should plan to access Phipps from the Schenley Park Bridge side on most mornings before 9 a.m. due to road closures.

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

Organic Lawn Care

Dates: Thursday, Oct. 2
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Walter Jarosh
Objective:
Level: N/A
Prerequisites:
Fee: $ 20 members; $30 non-members
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Lush lawns that are safe for children, pets and the environment begin with the creation of healthy soil, and fall is a great time to get started. Students in this class will learn how to grow an organic lawn that is free of synthetic chemicals in accordance with Phipps’ Safe Lawn Program; discover best practices for mowing, watering, fertilization and aeration; and discuss insect and weed control.

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.