A little bit about Doug


“Gardening is fun,” Doug Oster says, “you can truly enjoy every day spent outside when you’re tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees.” 

Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned tender to your backyard oasis, Doug Oster has something to offer everyone! Simply put, he loves writing about gardening and highlighting gardeners. Beyond writing, Doug is also an Emmy Award winning producer, and television host. 

You can catch Doug hosting The Organic Gardener Radio Show, every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on Pittsburgh’s KDKA Radio, and read his feature articles in the Pittsburgh Earth Day’s Green Voice e-newsletter.

Work & Publications


Gardening Green with Doug – Pittsburgh Earth Day’s Green Voice weekly e-newsletter every Wednesday in your inbox

Doug Oster received the Outstanding Documentary Emmy for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one-hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate, WQED.

Doug posts weekly videos on his YouTube channel, In Doug's Garden. He is also the author of two gardening books, Steel City Garden and A Gardener's Notebook. 


The Steel City Garden: How to Create a One of a Kind Garden in Black and Gold

Steel City Garden

The only place to get a signed, personalized copy of The Steel City Garden: How to Create a One of a Kind Garden in Black and Gold is right here!

Pittsburgh is the only city in the United States where all of its major sports teams share the same colors. The Steel City Garden explores the many ways you can dress your garden in black and gold! From plants with eye-catching vegetation to beautiful flowers, like black tulips and buttercup shrubs—How about black and gold flamingos? Must be a Steel City Garden!

You don’t have to call Western Pennsylvania “home” to enjoy this fun gardening book. When Pittsburgh’s steel industry collapsed in the 70s and 80s, tens of thousands of people left town... But Pittsburgh natives all over the country can still be found cheering on their favorite black and gold teams!

“The Steel City Garden can be a tribute to a city, a way of life, your favorite sports team, or just a beautiful place to sit and enjoy.” - Doug Oster, from the introduction. 

This is the perfect book for any Yinzer or garden lover looking to take the term “Steeler Nation” to a whole new level of loyalty! 

Purchase with PayPal or credit card. Or send a check for $15.00 (shipping is free) to: 

Doug Oster | PO Box 11013 | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

“In all my travels, it never ceases to amaze me how many passionate Pittsburgh sports fans there are all over this country! Now, with Doug Oster’s new Steel City Garden book, they have one more way to display their loyalties to the Black and Gold… By planting a black and gold garden in their own yards. What a fabulous idea!”

Josh Miller

Former Steelers Punter

A Gardener’s Notebook

Intended to help you record all the crazy details of life with your garden, A Gardener’s Notebook is Doug’s solution to never finding the perfect journal.

With practical gardening tips and little portraits of his life in the garden, you’ll enjoy every day you can sit outside and jot down your thoughts and observations.

You’ll also find seed starting charts, composting information, and plenty of room to write and record all the ups and downs of your own garden. 

Purchase with PayPal or credit card.

To order a signed, personalized copy send $14.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handles to:

Doug Oster | PO Box 11013 | Pittsburgh, PA 15237


See doug


The Organic Gardener Radio Show – Every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on Pittsburgh KDKA Radio. Click here to listen to previous episodes. 

KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today Live – On certain Fridays at 9:00 am. Stay tuned here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you don’t miss it! Click here to view previous segments.

Catch Doug’s video series, In Doug’s Garden, just click here.


Croatia tour with doug oster

july 9th - 20th, 2021


Doug has been taking gardeners around the world for years, and is now offering an incredible 12-day trip to Croatia on a private yacht! From July 9th through the 20th, 2021, you will experience a seven-night Adriatic Cruise, and visit Dubrovnik, Slano, Mljet National Park, Korcula, Vis, Biševo Blue Cave, Hvar, Bol, Trogir, Split, Diocletian’s Palace, Šibenik, Cathedral of St. James, Krka National Park, Zagreb, Stone Gate, and more! 

We always discover new gardens, cool places to eat, and lots of other fun things during the free time at every stop. A local guide will help every step of the way as soon as we touch down in Portugal.

There’s only room for 36 passengers, bookings need to be completed by June 2020. Click here to book

Contact Doug at [email protected] or call him at 412-965-3278 for more information.