The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Phipps Conservatory decorated for its Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.

Phipps Conservatory creates ‘arctic adventure’ for annual winter flower show and light garden

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer November 29, 2022
Phipps Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show and Light Garden includes 15 acres of lights and plants. This year’s theme is arctic adventure. Many rooms have topiary winter animals which are made of natural materials such as dry grasses and mosses.
The Plant2Plate garden, which has been used for more than a decade, will be paved over and relocated as soon as the end of this semester due to campus changes outlined in the Institutional Master Plan.

Pitt student group could lose community garden by April

By Sarah Berg, Staff Writer January 12, 2020
Members had known the University Institutional Master Plan, which includes a student housing development on the site of the garden as well as adjacent properties, would displace them and have been working with the University since October to find a new location.
Pittsburgh residents and students are an integral part of maintaining the community gardens. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Rooted in the community: gardens bring neighborhoods together

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer October 25, 2017

Whether it’s planted on a worn-down baseball field, hidden in a church’s vacant parking lot or sandwiched between two houses, Pittsburghers have repurposed sections of their neighborhoods into community...

Plant to Plate an urban garden oasis for Oakland, Pittsburgh

Plant to Plate an urban garden ‘oasis’ for Oakland, Pittsburgh

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer July 15, 2014

Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou crouched by the wooden planter box picking beets and kale. While this sounds like a scene from a rural or suburban landscape, she harvests these vegetables from a lot on Oakland...

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