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2012-06-14 10:21:00

Tree Pittsburgh Rallies Community in Promoting Healthy, Diverse Tree Life PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For five years Tree Pittsburgh has been working to restore Pittsburgh's urban forest by planting thousands of new trees from diverse stocks, maintaining the existing population of trees, and educating the public about the environmental benefits trees provide for the city. In 2009, Tree Pittsburgh sought to expand their operation by constructing a nursery to house...

2012-06-14 10:20:59

Heritage Seed Co. Provides Local Farmers with Heirloom Foods in Danger of Extinction PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011 Blackberry Meadows Farm started Heritage Seed Co., the first and only seed bank in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region focusing on providing local growers with seeds for heirloom varieties of plants native to the region. To help finance this project, Blackberry Meadows Farm received a large grant from The Sprout Fund's Spring program. "The...

2012-06-14 10:20:55

East Liberty Development, Inc.'s Green Roof Bus Shelter Raises Awareness for Urban Biodiversity PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI), has brought a green roof bus shelter to the East Liberty neighborhood. First hatched in 2010 by Planning Coordinator Katherine Camp, the green roof bus shelter is unique to Pittsburgh. The Sprout Fund awarded ELDI a large grant through its Spring program to construct a bus shelter whose roof houses...

2012-06-14 10:20:54

Carnegie Science Center Presents "Take a Hike: Backyard Biodiversity", a 45 Minute Live Theatric Science Show PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Science Center educates children, youth, and families about science by connecting it to everyday life. Among the center's methods of educating audiences are its traveling science programs. To educate the public on the value of biodiversity, illustrate that value to humans, and demonstrate the need for its protection,...

2012-06-14 10:20:53

Garfield Community Farm Builds Bioshelter to Educate Public and Lengthen Growing Season PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Garfield Community Farm is an urban farming project revitalizing vacant land in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood. Led by The Open Door Presbyterian Church, the farm has been learning, practicing, and teaching principles of organic, permaculture gardening in the Garfield community since 2008. In 2010 the farm decided to build a bioshelter, a...

2012-06-14 10:20:52

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Invites Volunteers to Plant Trees Native to the Region PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Botanic Garden has been working for several years removing old coal mines, renovating, and repopulating a section of Settler's Cabin County Park with a diverse array of plant life. In 2011, the organization built a nursery to raise plants from seeds and sprouts for use in creating their gardens. The funds for this project were obtained...