Yes is time for our super famous ANNUAL SOUP LUNCHEON!

Yes is time for our super famous ANNUAL SOUP LUNCHEON!

So come on down & join us! Bring a dish to share.

Sample the soups, the salads, the desserts—It’s all Yummy!

Say Hi! to old friends, meet new ones…IT’S JUST FUN!


WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017

TIMES: 11:15 AM – Social Time & Set-Up

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Speaker

WHERE: Phipps Garden Center  (Shady at Fifth Avenue, Shadyside Area)


Speaker: Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio (See short bio below)

Topic: “Butterfly Gardening: It’s not just about the grown-ups” If you want to attract and support butterflies in your garden, you need to think about way more than providing nectar sources. Turning your backyard into a haven for butterflies involves more than having a bunch of pretty flowers. You need to have both very specific host plants for the caterpillars and the keen observational skills required to identify them from egg to chrysalis.


What to bring: either sandwiches, breads, salads, desserts to feed 8 people

Bring your own NON-STYROFOAM plates, silverware & cups.

(We have signed an agreement with Phipps that all plates, cups, utensils that are used at the Garden Center must be compostable and recyclable. Dust off your picnic basket!)

Coffee and hot tea will be provided.

If you would like to bring a special soup – please let us know

so that we can co-ordinate all of the delicious offerings.




Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. The former owner of a 25-acre organic market farm, Jessica received her degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University. She’s taught a diverse array of gardening topics for over 20 years and is a former faculty member of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She is author of the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically and blogs weekly for both and As owner of Ironweed Apparel, Jessica is working to unite fashion and gardening at long last by providing gardeners with hip, funky urban farming and gardening tee shirts that let you grow in style. Jessica lives and gardens northwest of Pittsburgh with her husband and son, six chickens, two cats, two hermit crabs, and billions and billions of very good bugs.

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