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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Grab & Grow kits delivered to students with everything needed to plant and grow while learning at home
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sq. ft. of new community garden area added in 2020
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pounds of produce grown for the community across two urban farm sites in 2020
Back Yard Farm: Urban Maple Sugaring workshop

February 8, 2022 2:00 pm

Back Yard Farm: Urban Maple Sugaring workshop

Late winter is a great time to get to know maple trees. Our woods have several species which can be tapped for their sap. In this workshop...

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2022 PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

February 10, 2022 12:00 am

2022 PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

For more than 30 years, the annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference has served as a springboard for transformative food system change in the...

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General Composting 101 workshop

February 17, 2022 6:00 pm

General Composting 101 workshop

Creating and adding compost to the soil is one of the foundational aspects of organic gardening. Most food crops require fertile, well-drained...

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A Celebration of Seeds: Tenth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

March 12, 2022 12:00 pm

A Celebration of Seeds: Tenth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

For 10 years, Phipps Conservatory,  Grow Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have hosted seed swaps to help gardeners get great new...

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GRC Opening Day

March 19, 2022 12:00 am

GRC Opening Day

Spring Hours of Operation begin March 19th:  Wednesdays, 3 pm – 7 pm Fridays, 3 pm – 7 pm Saturdays, 9 am – 3 pm Contact Raynise Kelly, Garden...

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Backyard Farm School: Seed Starting at Home

March 19, 2022 10:00 am

Backyard Farm School: Seed Starting at Home

Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops...

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Back Yard Farm: Urban Maple Sugaring workshop

February 8, 2022 2:00 pm

Back Yard Farm: Urban Maple Sugaring workshop

Late winter is a great time to get to know maple trees. Our woods have several species which can be tapped for their sap. In this workshop, attendees will learn tree identification, how to tap trees and the proper time of year when the sap flows...

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2022 PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

February 10, 2022 12:00 am

2022 PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

For more than 30 years, the annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference has served as a springboard for transformative food system change in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. PASA’s 2022 Conference features a virtual pre-conference and an...

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General Composting 101 workshop

February 17, 2022 6:00 pm

General Composting 101 workshop

Creating and adding compost to the soil is one of the foundational aspects of organic gardening. Most food crops require fertile, well-drained soil, and the best way to reach both of these goals is to add compost! Interested in creating your own...

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A Celebration of Seeds: Tenth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

March 12, 2022 12:00 pm

A Celebration of Seeds: Tenth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

For 10 years, Phipps Conservatory,  Grow Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have hosted seed swaps to help gardeners get great new seeds to start the season off right. Bring your untreated, non-GMO seeds to share or just pick up seeds...

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GRC Opening Day

March 19, 2022 12:00 am

GRC Opening Day

Spring Hours of Operation begin March 19th:  Wednesdays, 3 pm – 7 pm Fridays, 3 pm – 7 pm Saturdays, 9 am – 3 pm Contact Raynise Kelly, Garden Resource Center Manager grc@growpittsburgh.org 412-362-4769 x 215 Location: 147 Putnam Street (Larimer)...

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Backyard Farm School: Seed Starting at Home

March 19, 2022 10:00 am

Backyard Farm School: Seed Starting at Home

Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops, trays, pots, and lighting along with a hands-on seed-planting activity. A list of resources will also be...

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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.