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AARP Chapter 2556

Meeting Site Name: Forest Hills Recreation Center
Address: 1840 Ardmore Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15221-4408
Meeting Days: 2nd Monday
Meeting Times: 12:30PM
Community Development Corporation


Forest Hills Farmers’ Market

The Late Bloomers Garden Club serves the Forest Hills community by managing the Forest Hills Farmers’ Market.

The Forest Hills Farmers’ Market is the place to be on Fridays in Forest Hills from June through October from 4 – 7 pm at the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church at 1840 Ardmore Blvd. The market began over 15 years ago and continues to attract unique vendors that bring fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, Mediterranean foods, fresh-baked breads, pastries to die for, corn, fudge, berry pies, wood fired pizza, coffee, teas, sauces and rubs, cheese, smoked meats, pastries, pierogis, kettle korn, pasta, fresh flowers and much more. There is weekly live entertainment from a variety of different local musicians. Find out more in the flyer found here.

Forest Hills Farmers’ Market now offers free prizes on special days, such as the opening day kick-off.  There are games during our Tomato Festival and pumpkin painting for kids during our Harvest Festival. Great family fun!

Once a month, the Forest Hills Farmers’ Market aids the community by hosting a food bank collection called Harvest for the Hungry. Check out our Facebook page and like us!

For additional information see our website: www.ForestHillsFarmersMarket.com


Garden Club Of Forest Hills

The Garden Club of Forest Hills was established in 1923. The club strives to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening in the community; to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, and birds; and to encourage civic plantings.

The Garden Club of Forest Hills meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from March to December at Hope Lutheran Church, 353 Ridge Avenue at 10:00 AM.  Each meeting includes a brief review of the club’s business, a program, and a light lunch. Throughout the year the club presents a variety of programs related to gardening, floral design, environmental issues, etc. There is something for everyone! See our list of Meetings, Programs, and Special Events.

Garden Club Programs

New members and guests are always most welcome. You do not have to live in Forest Hills to become a member.  For further information please contact Linda Phelps, Communications Chair, at (412) 559-9578 or lindajafra-home@verizon.net. For more information about The Garden Club of Forest Hills, please read our brochure.

Garden Club Membership Brochure

We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheGardenClubOfForestHills.  Please visit and ‘Like Us’ there.

Fund-Raising Events
The Garden Club does a number of annual fundraisers:

• A Plant Sale the first Saturday in May
• A Plant Auction later in May on a Wednesday evening
Raffle of garden items at the Forest Hills Community Day
• A Poinsettia Sale for the year-end holidays

The Club uses these funds to help maintain several garden areas in the Borough and support the Club’s service projects. Additionally, our Club is participating in a fundraiser for garden clubs being sponsored by the Penn Hills Lawn & Garden Center. When you shop there, please mention the Garden Club of Forest Hill’s name at checkout; 5% of your purchase will be placed in a fund for the club.
Please note that our fundraisers are open to everyone. See the flyers below for upcoming event details.

Garden Club Fundraiser Flyer

Garden Club Penn Hills Fundraiser

Visit the Gardens in Forest Hills
Each year our Club members maintains for your enjoyment many garden areas in the Borough:

• Forest Hills Main Park’s Butterfly and Hillside Gardens
• Ardmore Boulevard’s Daylily and Grass Beds
• Avenues Project – Forest Hills Dedicated Green Space

Awarded Project Grants
In 2019, the Club was awarded a Plant America Community Project Grant from the National Garden Club organization. This is being used to restore the Main Park’s Hillside Garden that was impacted by the Ardmore Boulevard’s culvert construction in 2018. Native plants, both shrubs and perennials, were planted this year.

In 2017, the Club was awarded a grant from the Rotary Club of Forest Hills. Using the grant and matching funds, Club members led the project to restore and fully replant the Borough’s Dedicated Green Space at the corner of Avenues A&E. The Avenues Project features native plants, both shrubs and perennials, which provide a colorful and showy interest throughout the seasons of the year.

Special Event – Bi-Annual Flower Show

The Garden Club of Forest Hills is presenting their Bi-annual Flower Show, “A Floral Centennial.” This show will commemorate the Borough of Forest Hills’ first 100 years.

This judged flower show will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019. The show is free and open to the public at the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church from 2 – 7 p.m. This flower show features unique floral arrangements created by club members and a spectacular variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables grown in the back yards of Club members and community residents.

Garden Club Flower Show Flyer

The Club is calling on all residents to participate. Bring flowers, plants, herbs, and vegetables from your garden and/or potted plants from your home. If you have grown it, you can show it!

Would Your Flowers or Vegetable Win A Blue Ribbon?
* * ENTER and FIND OUT * *

For details on how to enter the show and what to bring, see the flyer below. Entries must be brought to the Church on Thursday evening between 6 – 9 PM. Questions can be directed to Linda at (412) 559-9578.

Garden Club Flower Show Entry Information

We look forward to seeing you at the Flower Show!

NOTE: The Forest Hills Farmers’ Market is on Fridays at the same location. It will be open 4-7 PM in the upper parking lot.


Late Bloomers Garden Club

The Late Bloomers Garden Club of Forest Hills began in 1999. Our members are a fun-loving group that won’t take themselves too seriously except when it comes to tending the six beautiful Gardens along Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Projects:
The group maintains 6 flower beds along Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Each garden has a different theme for the pleasure of the Forest Hills residents and visitors.  One of our projects is to landscape the Morrow Avenue Garden to include native ‘Pollinator Friendly’ plants and shrubs. Another garden at Bevington Road features roses giving it a more formal look.  The other gardens are left to the design of one our member Master Gardeners.

In the Fall, we prepare the gardens for the ‘Breath of Spring’ by planting daffodils, tulips and hyacinth bulbs. When they bloom the smells are amazing and give the promise of summer coming soon.  In the Spring, we start with a general clean up, edging, weeding and pruning.  Once the summer comes, the annual flowers are planted with an eye to design using warm or cool plant color schemes.

During Earth Day Celebrations in Forest Hills, the Late Bloomers Garden Club photographed wildflowers during our Community Celebration. A newly finished project was the design of a brochure for the Wildflowers of Forest Hills. Click here to view Forest Hills Wildflower Brochure. We also participated in the Rotary Club’s Chili Cookoff and Bake Sale.

Forest Hills Farmers Market:
The Late Bloomers Garden Club continues serving the Forest Hills community by managing the Forest Hills Farmers Market.  The Late Bloomers created the Forest Hills Farmers’ Market in 2003.  It has returned annually since then, and is a successful contribution to the Forest Hills community. The Forest Hills Farmers Market is the place to be on Fridays in Forest Hills from June through October.  We have unique vendors, live entertainment and prizes on our special days.  There are games during our Tomato Festival and pumpkin painting for kids during our Harvest Festival. Great family fun!  Lastly, once a month, we aid the community by hosting a food bank collection called Harvest for the Hungry.  See our website: www.ForestHillsFarmersMarket.com or like us on Facebook.

Educational Opportunities:
It’s not all work though.  Our members have traveled to different Botanical Gardens such as Fellows Riverside Gardens in Ohio and Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia as well as our own Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.  We visit Phipps Conservatory, the gardens at the Pittsburgh Zoo and plan a trip to Clayton for our Christmas Holiday Tour.

Awards:
2017 – Winner of the Grow Some Green Contest from Penn Hills Lawn & Garden Center.
2015 – Won the prestigious Marty B. O’Malley Outstanding Citizen of the Year from Forest Hills Borough.
2005 – Readers’ Choice Award – Late Bloomers Garden Club was voted as having the Best Farmers Market in the Woodland Hills Progress.
2003 – Late Bloomers Garden Club Day in Forest Hills on the First Friday of every June for our continued work and support of Forest Hills Borough.

Joining:
We meet in the evening once a month at a member’s home where we discuss upcoming events and trips, have planned speakers come in and talk gardening! Please come to one of our meetings and join in the fun. You will be most welcome. To find out more about the Late Bloomers Garden Club, either e-mail us at latebloomersgardenclub@gmail.com or visit our webpage: www.LateBloomersGardenClub.com


Neighborhood Crime Watch

Forest Hills Borough Volunteer Fire Department
2071 Ardmore Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Fire Hall: 412-351-7335

Forest Hills Library
Forest Hills Borough Building
4400 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
412-824-3567


Turtle Creek Watershed Association

The Turtle Creek Watershed Association (TCWA) is one of the oldest- long lived watershed associations in Westmoreland County and the state of Pennsylvania. TCWA was formed on August 31, 1970 primarily through the efforts of its first Board of Directors, the Westmoreland County Soil and Water Conservation District (Westmoreland Conservation District), the Allegheny County Commissioners, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Purpose:
To promote the conservation of the natural resources of the Turtle Creek Watershed.
To conduct educational and scientific investigations and research related to natural resources conservation within and bordering the Turtle Creek Watershed.
To disseminate information pertaining to the natural resources of the watershed to interested parties and the general public either without charge or at no-profit to the Association.
To educate individuals and organizations in the value of stream controls and land activities.
To improve financial, technical and other assistance from federal, state and local sources to implement the watershed’s protection and development.
To accelerate existing beneficial governmental programs on the watershed and promote necessary additional constructive programs beneficial to the watershed and the institution of sound conservation practices.

To find out more about the Turtle Creek Watershed Association and read our latest newsletter visit our webpage: www.TutrleCreekWatershed.org

 


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