• Featured Farmer: Blackberry Meadows Farm
    Aug 31
    2016

    Featured Farmer: Blackberry Meadows Farm

    By Allison Russell

    Blackberry Meadows is a farm ahead of its time: in the 1980s, they became one of the first farms in oue region to offer CSA shares, and they have been Certified Organic since 1992. Today Greg Boulos and Jen Montgomery run...

  • The Exhibit Staging Center at Phipps: The Greenest Building in the Most Unexpected Space
    Aug 31
    2016

    The Exhibit Staging Center at Phipps: The Greenest Building in the Most Unexpected Space

    By Phipps Conservatory

    With block wall masonry, a flat roof and no windows, the City of Pittsburgh’s former public works building is a typical industrial facility of the 1960s — but it’s certainly not the kind of building that anyone...

  • Summer Camp Recap: My Five Senses
    Aug 29
    2016

    Summer Camp Recap: My Five Senses

    By Carolyn Carlins, Facilitator, Science Education and Research

    This past week at Phipps, our Little Sprout campers explored all of their senses through a variety of songs, crafts and, of course, plants! We smelled fragrant flowers, felt the different textures of plants, and listened to the...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4
    Aug 29
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Ask Ginger: The Skinny on Sports Drinks
    Aug 29
    2016

    Ask Ginger: The Skinny on Sports Drinks

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Although we see many athletes drinking sports drinks, they are not the best option for our young athletes at home. Sports drinks were created for athletes participating in prolonged vigorous activity, such as marathon training and...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Watermelons
    Aug 29
    2016

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Watermelons

    By Amy Reed, executive chef, Café Phipps

    Looking for adventure in the kitchen? Our monthly What We're Cooking with Now post features a fresh produce ingredient, explains how to find the market's finest, and includes a recipe to try at home. Watermelons Why:...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Tomatoes and Garlic
    Aug 25
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Tomatoes and Garlic

    By Dr. Sarah States, Manager, Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement

    This weekend, Phipps celebrates the mouthwatering union of two popular foods, tomatoes and garlic, at our annual Red, Ripe and Roasted festival on Sun., Aug. 28. Tomatoes and garlic are a common site in local backyard...

  • Health in Motion: Greenock Elementary Kids’ Kitchen
    Aug 25
    2016

    Health in Motion: Greenock Elementary Kids’ Kitchen

    By Gail Fleckenstein, Chris Estadt, Lynda Hoffman

    This article is a part of a series called Health in Motion brought you by Let’s Move Pittsburgh. Health in Motion is intended to showcase the efforts of schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region who are...

  • Featured Farmer: Mushrooms for Life
    Aug 24
    2016

    Featured Farmer: Mushrooms for Life

    By Allison Russell

    Despite its name and appearance, the eastern cauliflower is not a type of cauliflower. It isn’t even a type of vegetable. This is cream-colored, brain-like species is actually a tender, edible mushroom that tastes delicious...

  • 3rd Annual Youth Garden Summit
    Aug 23
    2016

    3rd Annual Youth Garden Summit

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant

    Earlier this month, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens hosted the 3rd Annual Youth Garden Summit which allowed Pittsburgh youth to come together and share their experiences working with gardens over their summer vacation....

  • Our New Observational Beehive Is Here!
    Aug 23
    2016

    Our New Observational Beehive Is Here!

    By Phipps Conservatory

    You know we love pollinators here at Phipps, and we've just taken our dedication to the next level! With the help of apoidea apiary, we installed an observational beehive in the SEED Classroom that allows kids to safely get...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 22 – 28
    Aug 22
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 22 – 28

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Interview with a Scientist: Emily Braham
    Aug 18
    2016

    Interview with a Scientist: Emily Braham

    By Phipps Science Education and Research

    On Sat., Aug. 20 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., we will be featuring University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. student Emily Braham at our "Meet a Scientist" public program. The Science Communication Fellowship program at...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Blue Giant Hyssop
    Aug 18
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Blue Giant Hyssop

    By Dr. Sarah States, Manager, Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement

    Blue giant hyssop, anise hyssop, lavender hyssop: a plant known by many names — and even more pollinators. An herbivore- and drought-tolerant plant that grows well in wet areas and feeds a wide variety of insects, hyssop...

  • Featured Farmer: Steel City Salt Company
    Aug 17
    2016

    Featured Farmer: Steel City Salt Company

    By Allison Russell

    Salt isn’t just salt for Steel City Salt Company. It can be pink, black or any color in between, and it can come from all over the world. Steel City Salt Company imports salts from Sicily, Hawaii, Peru, Bolivia, France and...

  • Summer Camp Recap: Urban Gardeners
    Aug 15
    2016

    Summer Camp Recap: Urban Gardeners

    By Carolyn Carlins, Facilitator, Science Education and Research

    This week our Budding Botanists and Mighty Mentors learned how to create beautiful landscapes in the city during our Urban Gardeners summer camp. To begin our week we visited the urban gardens of Phipps (the CSL Landscape, the...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 15 – 21
    Aug 15
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 15 – 21

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Perseid Meteor Shower
    Aug 11
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Perseid Meteor Shower

    By Dr. Sarah States, Manager, Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement

    Coming to a sky near you: the Perseid meteor shower! Even if you’re not an astronomer, you’ve likely heard of the Perseids, one of the best known meteor showers of the year.

  • Summer Camp Recap: Eco Artist
    Aug 10
    2016

    Summer Camp Recap: Eco Artist

    By Carolyn Carlins, Facilitator, Phipps Science Education and Research

    Summer Camp Recap is our weekly seasonal segment featuring our summer camp programs. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see the fun things we did all week. It’s also a great...

  • Featured Farmer: Friendship Farms
    Aug 10
    2016

    Featured Farmer: Friendship Farms

    By Allison Russell

    Happy National Farmer's Market Week! "Farming with nature" is the theme at Friendship Farms, a family-run farm of 370 acres in the Laurel Highlands near Latrobe, Pa. In addition to their impressive conservation efforts and...

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