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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new early childhood education gardens created in 2021-22 school year
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estimated lbs of food grown across 44 Grow Pittsburgh community gardens in 2022
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pounds of food grown in 2022 at our urban farms
Seed Starting Workshop

March 18, 2023 10:00 am

Seed Starting Workshop

Learn the skills and tools needed to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops, trays, pots...

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February 28, 2023 6:00 pm

Community Outreach & Building People Power for Community Gardens

Community Outreach & Building People Power for Community Gardens (part of the Grow Pittsburgh “How to Start a Community Garden”...

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Growing Mushrooms Indoors

February 25, 2023 12:00 pm

Growing Mushrooms Indoors

Learn how to grow and harvest your very own gourmet mushrooms indoors! Mushrooms are quick and easy to grow inside any time of year, providing...

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How to Gather & Lead a Community Garden Team

February 21, 2023 6:00 pm

How to Gather & Lead a Community Garden Team

How to Gather & Lead a Community Garden Team (part of the Grow Pittsburgh “How to Start a Community Garden” series –...

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2023 Community Composter School Info Session

February 15, 2023 6:00 pm

2023 Community Composter School Info Session

Community Composter School is an opportunity for folks who work with an existing compost site (often at a community garden) to become advanced...

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Garden Trivia Fundraiser with Drew’s Clues

January 31, 2023 7:00 pm

Garden Trivia Fundraiser with Drew’s Clues

Join Grow Pittsburgh and Drew’s Clues for a trivia night fundraiser on a cozy winter night. This garden themed trivia night will take place...

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Medicinal Herbs: Winter Joy

January 28, 2023 12:00 pm

Medicinal Herbs: Winter Joy

SOLD OUT – In this workshop we will explore herbal allies that keep us warm and uplifted through the long and dark days of winter. We will...

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Backyard Farm School: Maple Sugaring

January 20, 2023 8:00 am

Backyard Farm School: Maple Sugaring

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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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.