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Phipps': Biophilia Pittsburgh

Biophilia: Pittsburgh September Meeting: Petunias, Produce and Power

UPDATE — NEW LOCATION: Our September Biophilia: Pittsburgh event will be held at Café Phipps and feature a selection of light fare and drink for purchase, including  beer, wine, coffee and Phipps Splashes.

Join us on Thurs., Sept. 6 as speaker Muffy Mendoza of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas discusses her experience developing a community garden, and how the lack of support and community for growers in low-income communities directly relates to poverty and racism. In 2014, Muffy earned a grant from Grounded Strategies (formerly G-Tech) to build a collaborative green space at the corner of Perrysville Avenue and Perryview Avenue in the Observatory Hill section of the North Side. What started as a project that would bring young and old, black and white together to fight blight ended with a bulldozer when racism reared its ugly head.

Meet the Speaker

Muffy is the homeschooling mom of three boys and wife of one awesome husband. She runs a support group for black moms, Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, that reaches over 3,000 moms of color each week. She is the author of The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love and Home. In her heart, Muffy is a good mother, born leader, lover of ice cream and boring documentaries, and avid gardener who believes that if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

Meeting Schedule

5:30 – 6 p.m.            Networking and refreshments
6 – 6:30 p.m.            Presentation
6:30 – 7 p.m.            Discussion

Earlier Event: August 25
Carrie Furnaces: Alloy Pittsburgh
Later Event: September 7
Pittsburgh ZooBrew: Oktoberfest