Green Thumbs DIY Online: Terrarium

Happy Belated Earth Day! In this video, Ms. Roxanne shows you how to make a terrarium with found and easily obtained items. The succulents I planted are echeveria elegans (common names: Mexican Snowball, Hens & Chickens) and kalanchoe tomantosa (common name: Panda Plant). The music was provided by Paul McGranite. Read More

Make it! with Stuff at Home: Thirsty Flowers

Miss Sarah is sharing her family friendly DIY tips. In this video, she shows how to dye flowers you can find around your neighborhood. Share your comments, including what you’d like to see, on our Children’s Department Facebook page. Support our library by sharing our posts and websites, borrowing digital Read More

Green Thumbs DIY: Seed Balls

Celebrate the reopening of our Seed Library on March 15 at 2:00 PM by making seed balls out of clay, dirt, and seed blends. Attendees can also take out seeds from the Seed Library, swap seeds or plants, and discuss gardening tips. Families are welcome with registration. $3 suggested donation. Read More

#lowkey lucky

Grades 9-12, get #lowkey lucky by making lucky little leprechaun pots tomorrow at 4:30 PM. We will supply your pot, paints, sand, and a super easy air plant to care for! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334.

Green Thumbs DIY: Seed Balls

Celebrate the reopening of our Seed Library on February 22 at 2:00 PM by making seed balls out of clay, dirt, and seed blends. Attendees can also take out seeds from the Seed Library, swap seeds or plants, and discuss gardening tips. Families are welcome with registration. $3 suggested donation. Read More

Seed Library: March 2019 Update

Our Seed Library is back! We have finally finished restocking our seed starters and added new seeds to our collection. (Read our FAQ to see the rest of them.) Our new seeds are: Bell Pepper Serrano Pepper Beefsteak Tomato Cherry Tomato Paste Tomato We also have Special Edition/Limited Supply seeds, Read More

Seed Library Open

Our Seed Library is back! We have finally finished restocking our seed starters and added new seeds to our collection. If you aren’t familiar with the Seed Library, read our FAQ or our introductory post from last year. There have been a few minor changes since then. Instead of filling Read More

Seed Library Starters

Celebrate the beginning of Spring on March 10 at 2:00 PM by helping us reopen our Seed Library! We are restocking our seed library (and possibly adding new plant species) and want your help making seed starters out of clay and coconut fiber. For every seed starter you make, you’ll Read More

Green Thumbs DIY: Upcycled Terrariums

Save some green with Green Thumbs DIY! Whether it’s saving money or the environment, you’ll learn green-friendly techniques in gardening, creative reuse, and everyday DIY. On December 9 at 2 PM, you’ll learn about ecosystems and make your own closed or open terrarium out of your own jar or use one Read More

Green Thumbs DIY: Plant Winterizing

Save some green with Green Thumbs DIY! Whether it’s saving money or the environment, you’ll learn green-friendly techniques in gardening, creative reuse, and everyday DIY.   On November 25 at 2 PM, you’ll learn how to winterize your garden by making your own miniature greenhouse or terrarium. Pay $1 and Read More