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Three Rivers Urban Soils Symposium

November 21, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 6:30 pm

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Explore urban soils and their relation to agriculture, stormwater management, climate, and public health at the 2nd Annual Three Rivers Urban Soils Symposium

In Pittsburgh, as in other post-industrial cities, understanding both the limitations and potential of urban soils is essential to address current and future environmental challenges. By 2050, nearly 90 percent of America’s population will reside in urbanized areas, and the challenges they will face are prominently represented here in Allegheny County.

The Symposium will connect people across a broad range of disciplines and experiences to understand and evaluate these issues, fostering a new level of awareness that will benefit our region and beyond.

Presenters include nationally acclaimed experts from institutions as diverse as the Rodale Institute, Heritage Farms, the Environmental Protection Agency, New York City Department of Sanitation’s Composting Program, and several other universities and nonprofits.

Phipps Conservatory will host the Symposium in partnership with the Allegheny County Conservation District and members of the Pittsburgh Urban Soils Working Group. 

Additional information

  • Registration includes lunch.
  • This event qualifies for two 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.


Register here.

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Date: Thu, November 21, 2019

Time: 8:45 am - 6:30 pm

Location: Phipps Conservatory
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, 15213

Cost: Early bird (by Oct. 31) | $35 Standard | $45

Event Category: PASA Events