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Cooking at the conservatory: Phipps offers cooking classes

Cooking at the conservatory: Phipps offers cooking classes

By Sam Weber, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

Phipps Conservatory has always offered its beautiful gardens to the public, but recently added a new attraction — cooking lessons. Throughout this culinary arts course, local chefs teach students about different cuisines to empower students to find their own talents in the kitchen.

Free for students: Art, exercise, buses and more!

Free for students: Art, exercise, buses and more!

By The Pitt News Staff

May 30, 2018

One of the best perks of being a student at Pitt is the Panther Card. In addition to all of the traditional purposes a student ID serves, like holding dining passes, granting access to dorms and registering for on-campus events, a Panther Card can be a ticket to a new world of entertainment for stude...

Ashley Cecil displays ‘Birds and Botany’ at Phipps Conservatory

Ashley Cecil displays ‘Birds and Botany’ at Phipps Conservatory

By Emma Maurice | Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Just inside Phipps Conservatory, Ashley Cecil has created the illusion of Springtime in the midst of a harsh Pittsburgh winter — blooming flowers and songbirds rest on bright yellow backdrops along the walls of the Welcome Center, greeting visitors as they escape the cold. Cecil found inspirati...

Poetry: Phipps Conservatory

Poetry: Phipps Conservatory

By Maggie Koontz | Columnist

January 26, 2018

My lover is like a cactus. His prickly spines deter others. He lives in the dry desert room, surrounded by sand, under the hot sun. I wish I could visit him, but I am planted in a different room. I am a daisy in a garden, held captive in a conservatory, in humid tasteless air, surrounded by other flower...

Phipps Conservatory’s orchid show a display of floral obsession

Phipps Conservatory’s orchid show a display of floral obsession

By Amanda Ford / Staff Writer

January 28, 2014

Phipps Conservatory’s master gardener, Dave Buresch, talks about orchids as one would a lover. He speaks in complex soliloquies about their personalities, delicate beauty and the specific but simple ways to care for them. To make an orchid bloom is an art; to allow one to die is not simply stupid,...

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