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

July 7, 2017 5:30 pm

Edible Forest Gardens: Perennial Trees and Shrubs in Your Home Garden

With Seth Nyer Learn about the key components and principles of a permaculture food forest and how to adapt these principles into the backyard...

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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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July 7, 2017 5:30 pm

Edible Forest Gardens: Perennial Trees and Shrubs in Your Home Garden

With Seth Nyer Learn about the key components and principles of a permaculture food forest and how to adapt these principles into the backyard setting. Participants will leave with a list of suggested edible perennial plants that thrive in the...

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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.