The Pump House, formerly of the Carnegie Steel Company’s Homestead Works, was home to the Homestead Strike of 1892, an unfortunate, yet significant event in US labor history. It sits among the Sycamore-lined banks of the Monongahela river, overlooking the Carrie Furnace. For over a decade, Rivers of Steel Heritage
With the newly opened Frick Environmental Center, we have one of the world’s greenest buildings as your welcoming starting point for Pittsburgh’s incredible parks.
This blog was written by Thomas Guentner and Ilyssa Manspizer, of Landforce. Nestled near the top of Brighton Heights sits a four-acre parcel of land which once housed St John’s Hospital. Built in 1896 and operational until 1995, St John’s served mill workers in the Northside communities until succumbing to a
Anyone who has lived in Pittsburgh for the last few decades knows just how much the city has changed in that time.
This blog was written by Cassidy Martin, an intern at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance (GSA) is comprised of 30 non-profit organizations that are committed to improving the greenspace issues that are present in Pittsburgh today. Greenspaces are things such as parks, hiking and biking trails, and
Winter is a time of relative inactivity for plants, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for you to do! In fact, while above the ground your garden may seem dormant or dead, there’s actually a lot going on underneath your feet. Winter is a time for plants – especially those
Thursday, April 9 10:00 AM Wood Street Station – Downtown Liberty Ave at Wood St BikePGH and other Pittsburgh area leaders will be joining with counterparts nationwide, April 9, 2015 at a 10am press conference and rally at the Wood Street Station to: Draw awareness to the looming federal transportation
In July of 2014, the Greenspace Alliance organized a trolley tour for the newly elected and appointed staff to showcase many of the projects that Greenspace Alliance Member Organizations are part of and highlight the partnerships that allow greenspace work to happen in the City. [dt_sc_blockquote type=”type4″ align=”left”]The Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance
As many of you know, the City of Pittsburgh is considering significant amendments to the urban agriculture zoning code that will make it easier to grow food in our city, as well as increase opportunities to keep bees, chickens, goats and more, depending on property size. [dt_sc_blockquote type=”type4″ align=”left”]Exciting changes are taking
Earth Day is on Wednesday, April 22, which means there will be plenty of festivities happening around the City of Pittsburgh to celebrate all things green. Although we love a good party, we also think it’s important to remember that you can have a big impact with a small gesture, like volunteering