The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is pleased to partner with and participate in the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s annual RADical Days with free events open to the public on Sept. 23, Sept. 25 and Oct. 3. View details about our free activities below, or visit the RADical Days website for a full list of all partner offerings.


Event: Garden Grooming at Library ParkCarnegie Free Library and Music Hall community garden
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, Pa., 15106

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is partnering with the Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in the Borough of Carnegie to improve the grounds around the library, known as Library Park. Volunteers will gather to conduct light maintenance activities, including weeding and mulching, at the gardens established last year during RADical Days. This event is one of several free activities the library is hosting on September 23 in celebration of RADical Days. Volunteers will also enjoy special tours of the library’s Civil War room, musical performances, kid-friendly activities and more. To volunteer, please register in advance by calling 412-586-2324.


Event: Plant Flowers and Trees at WPC’s ADA-Accessible Flower GardenADA-Accessible Flower Garden
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: WPC’s ADA-Accessible Flower Garden in Shadyside

Join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and gardeners from The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to help transition the ADA-accessible raised flower beds from summer blooms to fall mums, and also plant trees and shrubs. The Accessible Flower Garden is located at the First United Methodist Church at Aiken and Centre avenues in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 412-586-2324. Volunteers 18 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.


WPC Downtown Greening - Gallo Memorial Garden

Event: Everyone Should Garden Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 6-7 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood Branch, Room 1

Join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for an in-depth look at its 30-year effort to beautify the county’s communities with colorful blooms through its many community flower gardens. Learn about the many benefits of gardening and how all community residents can participate. You’ll gain insights on how to help make your community more attractive and vibrant with flower gardens and other greening approaches. Using successful WPC models, the discussion will provide useful information on all aspects of garden design and development, implementation and maintenance. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 412-586-2324.