Grow Pittsburgh’s Mission, Vision and Values are essential to our work and the lens through which we make all key decisions from program development and evaluation to human resources and hiring.

Mission

Our mission is to teach people how to grow food and promote the benefits gardens bring to our neighborhoods.

Vision

We envision the day when everyone in our city and region grows and eats fresh, local and healthy food.

Values

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
Prioritizing neighborhood voices to guide programs

FISCAL INTEGRITY
Making responsible and effective use of available resources

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Understanding systems of privilege, oppression, and racism, and using this knowledge to drive our work

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Using, teaching and advocating for restorative practices

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
Supporting everyone’s right to access, produce and distribute healthy and culturally appropriate food

TRANSPARENCY
Being accountable by using clear, direct and inclusive communication

EQUITY
Working alongside communities to build access and power for all

RESOURCEFULNESS
Creating hands-on opportunities to build individual community self-sufficiency

Group of Grow Pittsburgh Members