Your membership keeps us growing!
Grow Pittsburgh provides resources to school, community, and home gardeners with member support. We work with community partners to make cultivating and eating healthy food more accessible to growers of all ages. As we continue our work of teaching people how to grow food and promoting the benefits gardens bring to our neighborhoods, we rely on the generosity of members to keep us growing.
Membership supports our education in schools and on our production sites. Currently, over 8,616 students in the Pittsburgh area have access to a school garden through our School Garden Programs. Our Urban Farmers in Training program employs high school students through the Braddock Youth Project and offers hands-on training in agriculture, leadership, teamwork and sales. Grow Pittsburgh also offers gardening workshops for growers of all skill level, which are free for our members.
We work with communities to start and maintain gardens throughout Allegheny County. Last year we created 4,510 square feet of growing space. With members support we were able to make improvements to the Garden Resource Center, a tool garden resource library that serves over 250 individual and community gardeners.
Our production sites at Braddock Farms, Shiloh Farm and the Frick Greenhouse grew over 9 tons of fresh food in 2016, with most of it feeding families in Braddock and the Homewood/Point Breeze areas. Membership helps us offer produce at reduced cost to neighborhood residents.
Starting at levels of $25 of more, membership comes with benefits to learn, connect, and keep us growing!
CHOOSE A MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
- $25 can cover the cost of a soil test for a community garden
- $50 can provide a Garden Resource Center registration
- $100 can provide organic seedlings for a school garden
- $250 can provide an educational field trip for our Urban Farm Apprentices
- $500 can cover the cost of a drip irrigation system for a farm site
- $1,000 can provide a community garden with a Sustainability Fund Grant
- Free registration to our workshop series. These monthly workshops explore a diverse variety of topics from soil building to pest identification. Each membership provides one free registration per workshop.
- Discounted registration to the Garden Resource Center. Each membership provides a $10 discount off the GRC registration fee, making it only $30 for access to gardening supplies, tools and a resource library all growing season long!
- Grow Pittsburgh tees are discounted to $15 for our members.
- Supporting our mission and enabling us to continue our programs and services. Grow Pittsburgh values equity and food sovereignty and keeps these ideals at the forefront of our programming.