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Irrigation Tools & Techniques for Small Farms [CRAFT]

May 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As the heat of the summer begins affecting crops, water management becomes key to maximizing crop yields, reducing plant stress, extending the productive life of crops, and even delivering nutrients. Join us for a discussion of the essentials of crop irrigation and a hands-on installation of the irrigation system for the new BUGS high tunnel! We will be discussing how different producers manage their water sources and how you can get started irrigating your own crops.

You will also have the chance to ask all of your burning irrigation questions!


Nick Lubecki, Braddock Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh:Nick Lubecki started his first vegetable farm in 2012 in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He ran his small farm businesses, Butter Hill Farm, which sold vegetables to farm markets, CSA and restaurants on two acres until 2015. He began working at Grow Pittsburgh in 2016 managing Shiloh Farm, a small intensive urban farm, as well as the Frick Greenhouse. In 2018 he began managing Braddock Farm, a one acre urban farm which aims to produce affordable food to sell in Braddock while teaching people how to grow vegetables.


Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh: Hanna Mosca has been teaching educational programming on urban farms for 10 years. She is the Frick Greenhouse & Shiloh Farm Manager for Grow Pittsburgh where she manages an annual seedling sale and a weekly farm stand throughout the summer selling vegetables, fruit and herbs. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2012 for Chatham University’s Master of Food Studies program, where she concentrated on urban agriculture education and food access issues. In undergrad she studied Social Justice, Sustainability Studies, and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies focusing on food justice.

Additional information

  • This is a CRAFT workshop. CRAFT workshops are designed for beginning and aspiring farmers, but all are welcome.
  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.


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Date: Tue, May 21, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Black Urban Gardeners & Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-op
7019 Monticello Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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Event Category: PASA Events