For Immediate Release: Thurs., July 30
Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications
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Phipps Conservatory Presents Virtual Tomato and Garlic Days
Participants Are Invited to Learn and Grow while Supporting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at New Virtual Event

Phipps Conservatory Presents Virtual Tomato and Garlic Days

Pittsburgh, PA — Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce the celebration of  delicious, fresh and healthy foods of the summer season at a very special virtual edition of Tomato and Garlic Days, running Aug. 24 – 27. For the 16th annual installment of this Pittsburgh tradition, Phipps is offering four fun virtual evenings of learning for all ages — and proceeds benefit the important work of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Specially-themed virtual culinary courses will offer healthy and delicious recipes using two staples of the summer harvest — tomatoes and garlic. The classes include:

  • How to Get Five Harvests from Growing Your Own Garlic with Doug Oster
  • Indian Tomato Chutney with Chef Jayashree Iyengar
  • Italian at Home: Tomato Vinaigrette with Chef Emily Larsen
  • Café Phipps Roasted Tomato Soup with Chef Amy Reed
  • Fueling Your Garden Workouts with Maris Altieri
  • Shakshuka with Chef Emily Larsen
  • Fresh Tomato Pasta with Mark Snyder

Virtual Tomato and Garlic Days registration costs $15 per household per day or $50 for all four days of presentations. For more information and to view the entire event schedule, visit phipps.conservatory.org.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.