Why Grow Food?

Whether you are growing in your own garden, a community garden, or purchasing from an urban farm, being an active participant in your local food system has incredible benefits.
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Of Urban Farmers in Training participants tried a vegetable from the garden that they had never had before
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Students participated in cooking demonstrations as part of Chef in the Garden events at three school gardens
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Pounds of produce grown at Braddock Farms, Shiloh Farm, and the Frick Greenhouse in 2015
Garden Resource Center Volunteer Orientation

July 21, 2017 1:00 pm

Garden Resource Center Volunteer Orientation

We had a great volunteer orientation in June, but we’re always looking for volunteers! You’d be a great help and be eligible for some...

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July 22, 2017 11:00 am

Skillshare: Maximize Your Growing Space

in partnership with Repair The World: Pittsburgh Join Garden Resource Center user Chris Kosin for a group discussion on how to best utilize small...

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Shiloh Farm Open House

August 12, 2017 11:00 am

Shiloh Farm Open House

Join Grow Pittsburgh for a garden potluck, tomato tasting, games, farm tours and more.

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Free Soil Lead Screening

August 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Free Soil Lead Screening

Raffles Workshops Harvest Swap Join the Allegheny County Conservation District and partners on August 19th to learn why soil lead contamination is...

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August 23, 2017 6:30 pm

Preserving the Harvest

With Susan Marquesen. Want to learn how to enjoy the summer harvest all through the year?  Come watch a hands-on demonstration of how to can your...

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Garden Resource Center Volunteer Orientation

July 21, 2017 1:00 pm

Garden Resource Center Volunteer Orientation

We had a great volunteer orientation in June, but we’re always looking for volunteers! You’d be a great help and be eligible for some awesome perks. Please RSVP by email or by calling Raqueeb Bey at 412-362-4769 x115.

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July 22, 2017 11:00 am

Skillshare: Maximize Your Growing Space

in partnership with Repair The World: Pittsburgh Join Garden Resource Center user Chris Kosin for a group discussion on how to best utilize small urban spaces to grow food, and how container gardening can add square footage to your space...

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Shiloh Farm Open House

August 12, 2017 11:00 am

Shiloh Farm Open House

Join Grow Pittsburgh for a garden potluck, tomato tasting, games, farm tours and more.

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Free Soil Lead Screening

August 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Free Soil Lead Screening

Raffles Workshops Harvest Swap Join the Allegheny County Conservation District and partners on August 19th to learn why soil lead contamination is a serious problem in Wilkinsburg and a potential risk to children and gardeners. Bring a properly...

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August 23, 2017 6:30 pm

Preserving the Harvest

With Susan Marquesen. Want to learn how to enjoy the summer harvest all through the year?  Come watch a hands-on demonstration of how to can your own tomato sauce as well as how to blanch and freeze seasonal vegetables with these local...

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Workshops & Events

Urban Garden Map

Check out our interactive urban garden map for places to get growing in your neighborhood. And if you're growing food in or around Pittsburgh, please add your garden.