One of the many good people that I have gotten to know through writing a blog about Pittsburgh, it Scott Smith, owner of East End Brewing. The tagline for East End Brewing is “Buy a Good Friend a Good Beer.” Not only does East End Brewing make some good beers, but they quietly do lots of good stuff for the community. Last Christmas, when I was working with lots of other good Pittsburghers to deliver literally thousands of toys in time for Christmas, Scott sent a tweet offering to lend a hand. Within hours, he showed up with truck, pallet jack and beer, of course. I thought it would take 20 minivans and at least 5 hours to move the toys over to the North Side. With Scott’s help – we were done in 60 minutes. That is just one of my personal stories of some of the good Scott and East End Brewing brings to Pittsburgh.
East End Brewing is working to help one of their neighbors spruce up a vacant lot in Larmier and could use your help this Saturday.
Help Build a Healing Garden
Saturday, October 3, 2015
160 Meadow Street, Pittsburgh, PA
FREE but please RSVP here.
Here is the request from Scott:
This event is a little outside of the normal “Super Cool Thing at the Brewery that involves beer” type of event. Instead, we’re looking to help out a true leader in our Larimer Community, Miss Betty Lane, to continue a project we helped out with a while back.
We (with lotsa help from you guys!) cleared an overgrown city lot that had been overgrown with invasive plants and other debris. And now, it’s time to turn that same lot into something special… A Healing Garden, for everyone in the community to use and enjoy for years to come! Here’s a description of the plan for the day… We will be using clay and rocks to line a freshly dug pond and build a fountain. There may be some plantings to be done as well. This is not technical work, it’s child’s play with a little direction. The pond is to be a major feature of the larger Healing Garden at 160 Meadow St as a peaceful nurturing place and ecological oasis. People of all ages are invited to help.
If you’d like to come out and help improve a Pittsburgh neighborhood that needs your help, work with people who are making Pittsburgh a better place, one lot at a time, now is your chance! And we’re happy to provide you with a little refreshment to toast your hard work, after it’s all done.