WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will recycle thousands of tulip and daffodil bulbs through a giveaway at the season opener of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Farmers Market.

WHEN: Thursday, May 15,10 a.m.

WHERE: Market Square Farmers Market
Downtown Pittsburgh

WHO: Staff of the Community Greening program at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy – the same group that is responsible for many of the planters, gardens and hanging baskets in downtown Pittsburgh.

WHY: The Conservancy will continue an event it began last year when it gives away thousands of bulbs that were removed from Conservancy planters around Pittsburgh.

But come early: WPC ran out of tulip bulbs in about 40 minutes last year. The items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a two-dozen limit. The giveaway will last as long as supplies last. Donations are welcomed.

Thanks to partners such as Laurel Foundation, Colcom Foundation and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Conservancy invests more than $500,000 annually to beautify and green Downtown Pittsburgh through several flower gardens, 400 hanging baskets and nearly 500 planters.

WPC aims to recycle as much of its plant material as possible from all its projects. This event will help the group reach this goal while saying thank you to the community.

Now in its 10th year, the Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday until the end of October.

Allison Schlesinger
Director of Communications
412-607-1945 (cell)