We are on a mission to grow food, grow people, and grow community!
Oasis Farm & Fishery is an initiative of Bible Center Church. We are a one of a kind urban micro-farm located in the neighborhood of Homewood in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Our main foci are growing quality, hyper-local produce and providing urban farming education for people of all ages.
Our site consists of a direct current (DC) powered greenhouse that stores 1,750 gallons of reclaimed rainwater and includes both aquaponic and hydroponic food production systems. We also have a 24-panel solar canopy and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a brick pizza oven. Our surrounding property includes an outdoor classroom, a straw bale garden, a satellite farm, and African American heritage garden. All of which are used for outreach programming.
In-person lessons and field trips are on hold until further notice
Students will learn about the world of insects and spiders and how they help farmers and gardeners all over the world. Through pollination and eating harmful insects, without these amazing creatures, we wouldn’t have enough food to eat on a daily basis.
Nutrients & the needs of plants
Activity: Students will create an Origami pot and start their own seed.
Parts of the plant
Activity: Students will prepare a "Parts of the Plant" Stir Fry utilizing plants and herbs grown on the farm
Storm Water Management
Activity: Students will design their own Lego city with green infrastructure