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CRAFT: Irrigation Essentials with Grow Pittsburgh

June 6, 2018 - CRAFT: Irrigation Essentials

Event Overview
Irrigation
Location

  Grow Pittsburgh Garden Resource Center
  147 Putnam St
  Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  [Allegheny Co] 

Date & Time
  Wednesday, June 6
  6pm to 8pm 
Cost
Free
Event Description
Join PASA and several local producers for a discussion of how to plan and build an irrigation system for your farm that will help to increase production by reducing water stress during the hot months ahead. This session will cover basic drip irrigation systems as well as how to plan your system for maximum benefit, proper irrigation timing, maintenance considerations, a Q&A, and discussion of common water quality issues.
Speaker Information
Dan Dalton, PASA: 
Dan is responsible for educational programming, member outreach, and research coordination in western Pennsylvania for PASA. Dan holds a master’s degree in international development from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in development planning and environmental sustainability, which he focused on agriculture and rural development. 

Nick Lubecki, Braddock Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh: 
Nick Lubecki started his first vegetable farm in 2012 in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He ran his small farm businesses, Butter Hill Farm, which sold vegetables to farm markets, CSA and restaurants on two acres until 2015. At the same time, he ran the Tree Pittsburgh Heritage Nursery for five years, while there he grew native trees from seed foraged in the Pittsburgh region. He began working at Grow Pittsburgh in 2016 managing Shiloh Farm, a small intensive urban farm, as well as the Frick Greenhouse. In 2018 he began managing Braddock Farm, a one acre urban farm which aims to produce affordable food to sell in Braddock while teaching people how to grow vegetables. He enjoys learning and trying new growing techniques and sharing them with people. 

Nick also runs a small farm with his brother in Butler, PA focusing on growing subsistence crops and researching subsistence systems that make sense in Western Pennsylvania 

Alyssa Crawford, Garden and Youth Coordinator, Rosalinda Sauro Siriani Garden, NHCO: 
Alyssa is the farmer at the Rosalinda Sauro Siriani Garden in Bellvue, PA. Her production includes high tunnel, raised bed, and in-ground production.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Limited space is available for this event. Please contact Dan Dalton to see if space for walk-ins is available.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Dan Dalton at (814) 349-9856 x17 or dan@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
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