Free Heirloom Lettuce Plants and Seeds with Doug at Old Economy Village Saturday Plus Garlic Burgers too!

Posted on: April 13, 2016 | Written By: Doug Oster | Comments

Old Economy Village was the last of three homes for the Harmonist community.

Old Economy Village was the last of three homes for the Harmonist community.

I’m hosting the Spring Garden Workshop at Old Economy Village this Saturday (4/16/16). I’ll be the emcee and keynote speaker for an all day garden extravaganza.

Five different speakers will present some great topics. How to grow native Pawpaw trees, an introduction to bee keeping, how to take care of trees and shrubs, a celebration of peppers (with tasting) and I’ll present “Gardening Like the Harmonists: Organic Methods to Make Your Plants Thrive.”

There will be free heirloom lettuce plants for everyone, varieties the Harmonists might have grown themselves. ‘Brown Dutch’ is loose head variety with large floppy leaves. ‘Bath Cos’ is a romaine head type of lettuce. There will also be free heritage radish seeds. ‘German Giant’ is a wonderful radish that gets big, but stays mild and tender.

Don’t miss out on a day of garden fun as I’ll cook Super Garlic Sliders with Garlic Aioli for everyone at an after party.

Registration is required, admission is $50, and lunch is included. Best of all the proceeds go to help this historic place.

To register go to: or oldeconomyvillage.org or call 724-266-4500, ext. 120.

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Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”