Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 1, 2020 – Allegheny Regional Asset District’s RADical Days is an annual celebration that offers several days of free admission, free performances or other free events/activities as a thank you to Allegheny County taxpayers who make RAD funding possible.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s community gardens and greenspace staff will present three free webinars as part of RADical Days 2020:

Container Gardening at Home – Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30 a.m., EDT

Discover how WPC plants and maintains the beautiful flower planters and hanging baskets in the downtown Pittsburgh area and how you can make it happen in your own yard. Learn everything from what we plant to how we plan it. These topics and more will be covered in this behind-the-scenes presentation. An encore presentation of this webinar will be available soon.  

 

 

Plants vs. Stormwater – Thursday, October 8 at noon, EDT

Learn about a number of green projects WPC has implemented to help manage Pittsburgh’s stormwater runoff.  What makes a green parking lot green? What is the difference between a rain garden and a bioswale? All these questions and more will be answered in this in-depth look at the Conservancy’s stormwater projects.
An encore presentation of this webinar will be available soon.  

 

 

Planting for Pollinators – Tuesday, October 13  at noon, EDT

Take a look into WPC’s community garden program and learn how you can improve your home flower garden. Find out how to select the best plants for your garden to optimize your green space and to help butterflies, bees and other pollinators do their important work.
An encore presentation of this webinar will be available soon.  

 

 

All presentations will be on Zoom and will be 30 to 45 minutes long, plus time for questions. Once you are registered, we will send you a confirmation link via email.

Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) funds WPC’s community flower gardens that are located in Allegheny County. 

 

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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, now on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 11,000 volunteers. The work of WPC is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.