Grow Pittsburgh fosters community gardening in the Pittsburgh region in a variety of ways, both by helping build new gardens and by supporting existing gardens.

Your membership supports this work. Together we can grow communities.

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Start and Build a Garden

We’ve created an online Community Garden Guide with resources for both new and existing gardens. Resources range from picking a site and getting started to securing funding and getting the word out about your garden.

Join a Community Garden
Join a Community Garden

Interested in becoming a part of an existing community garden? Pittsburgh is rich with opportunities for you to get involved. Check here for ways to get connected to a community garden in a neighborhood near you.

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New Garden Support

Grow Pittsburgh supports new garden groups to get the skills and materials to start thriving community garden projects. Check out our Current and Graduated Gardens page for more info on the gardens we’ve helped to start. Visit Start a New Garden  to learn about the process to start a new garden with Grow Pittsburgh.

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Garden Resource Center

The Garden Resource Center provides local gardeners with access to a wide range of tools and materials that are vital to creating and maintaining healthy food gardens.

Grower’s Map

Urban Garden Map

Use this map to find a community garden near you! By clicking on the appropriate icon, you can also find contact information for that particular garden, as well as information on whether they are any open plots.

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Community Garden Sustainability Fund

This fund provides the opportunity for existing community food gardens in Allegheny County to complete projects that contribute to their sustainability. Applications for the next funding cycle will be available in Spring 2017.

City Garden Program

Do you want to start a community food garden in your Pittsburgh neighborhood?

Fill out and return this Interest Form (PDF) as soon as possible.

We will then send you the full application, which is due on November 7th.

We are happy to answer questions! In fact, it’s best if you get in touch early and often, so we can stay ahead of the process. Contact Rayden Sorock, Community Garden Program Manager, at 412-362-4769 x 113 or

Click here to view the Community Garden Program Frequently Asked Questions.

Allegheny Grows Community Garden Program

Applications for new community food gardens in Allegheny County (outside the City of Pittsburgh) are available NOW.

Click to download: Allegheny Grows Application 2017 – PDF

Click to download: Allegheny Grows Application 2017 – Microsoft Word

Allegheny Grows is a program of Allegheny County Economic Development that encourages community and workforce development through urban farming and gardening. Through a partnership with Grow Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Allegheny Grows provides education, planning resources, and technical assistance for existing and newly developing community vegetable gardens in low-to-moderate income communities throughout Allegheny County. We tailor our assistance to the needs of the community. Allegheny Grows is only able to support community food gardens outside the City of Pittsburgh. If you’re starting a garden in Pittsburgh, please consider the City Growers Program (above).

Read a Post-Gazette article published Thursday August 22, 2013 about our program.