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
Free Soil Lead Screening

October 22, 2021 12:00 am

Free Soil Lead Screening

Bring your soil to the Garden Resource Center to have it tested for lead and arsenic by the Allegheny County Conservation District. These two...

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Online Webinar: Urban Root Cellaring

October 28, 2021 6:00 pm

Online Webinar: Urban Root Cellaring

Farmer Nick shows you how you can eat fresh local vegetables all winter long! We will talk about what local vegetables to stock up on at the...

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Free Soil Lead Screening

October 22, 2021 12:00 am

Free Soil Lead Screening

Bring your soil to the Garden Resource Center to have it tested for lead and arsenic by the Allegheny County Conservation District. These two contaminants are common in urban soil, and are bad for health, so it’s always good to check the soil in...

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Online Webinar: Urban Root Cellaring

October 28, 2021 6:00 pm

Online Webinar: Urban Root Cellaring

Farmer Nick shows you how you can eat fresh local vegetables all winter long! We will talk about what local vegetables to stock up on at the farmers market for putting up in your cellar, preparing an unheated area in your house for long term...

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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.