Pittsburgh March Meeting

  • Posted on: 8 March 2018
  • By: Cassiodorus

The Green Wizards' Benevolent and Protective Association, Tower No. 412, and the Rememberers' Guild, Local 412 of Pittsburgh, are pleased to announce their February meeting. Salvus per ignem!

We will meet on Monday February 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Public Library for a lecture on "Chocolate as Medicine." The presenter is a registered nurse, master gardener, and long-term herbalist. The talk will be followed by a chocolate tasting. You must register in advance, and space is limited.

Look for a green wizard's hat and a displayed copy of the Green Wizardry book to find us, or send me a private message to let me know you are coming.


It occurrs to me that we regularly see notices for meetups. Would you mind sharing with us how many people attended? How the discussion went? Maybe feedback would help us onlies get something started locally.

Hi, Sophie. That's a good question, with broader implications for our efforts. The short answer is that after about a year and a half of hosting meetings, we've had two attendees. In terms of numbers, this isn't taking off yet, at least in Pittsburgh.

That said, I continue to see advantages in the continuing education/learning club approach to GW meetings. I typically learn GW things myself at the lectures, it supports local green instructors and groups, it removes pressure from the local leader to host a great discussion, people can try out a GW meeting in a safe and public environment, and so forth.

So, at least for the near future, I'll plan to keep hosting these meetups, even without expecting a large (any?) turnout. It seems a worthwhile thing to do, and I certainly would not want to discourage anyone else from attempting this sort of effort.