Organizations

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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 meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from March to December at Hope Lutheran Church, 353 Ridge Avenue at 10:00 AM. A business meeting and lunch is followed by a variety of programs related to gardening, floral design, environmental issues, etc. See our list of Programs and Special Events.

Garden Club Programs (0.2 MiB)

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, Publicity 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 (0.2 MiB)

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 fundraisers each year: from an annual plant auction and plant sale in May, raffles at the Forest Hills Community Day, and in the Fall both spring bulbs and poinsettia sales. These add to the beautification of the community and support the club’s service projects. Please note our fundraisers are open to everyone. Details for the current events can be found below.  

Garden Club Fundraiser Flyer (0.1 MiB)

Garden Club Penn Hills Fundraiser (63 KiB)

Visit the Gardens in Forest Hills

Each year our club members tend for your enjoyment the Forest Hills Main Park’s Butterfly and Hillside Gardens, Ardmore Boulevard’s Daylily and Grass Beds, and areas by the Municipal Building, Pool and Library. New this year, the club has converted the Borough owned corner lot bordered by Avenues A and E into a low maintenance green space along with members of the Rotary Club of Forest Hills and the support of several Forest Hills residents including our designer, Sara Madden. Check out this site!


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.

An upcoming project is to design a brochure for the Wildflowers of Forest Hills.  During Earth Day Celebrations in Forest Hills, the Late Bloomers Garden Club photographed wildflowers during our Community Celebration.  We also participated in the Rotary Club’s Chili Cookoff.

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

 

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