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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How to Grow and Care for Your Own Chef’s Herb Garden

July 23, 2019 6:00 pm

How to Grow and Care for Your Own Chef’s Herb Garden

Come and learn how to grow herbs like a professional chef!  Learn how to grow and care for your home herb garden that will take your culinary...

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Fermentation Basics

July 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Fermentation Basics

Almost any vegetable can be fermented!  Fermenting fresh produce is a great way to have great nutritious food all year round. Come and learn safe...

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Garden Pest Identification Workshop

August 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Garden Pest Identification Workshop

Join Sandy Feather of Penn State Extension for an interactive pest ID walk through the community garden. Learn about non-chemical controls such as...

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Making Natural Dyes

August 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Making Natural Dyes

Come and learn about natural dying techniques using the plants that grow right around you! We will be using commonly found weeds, flowers and...

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Garden Get Down

August 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Garden Get Down

Join Grow Pittsburgh for a Garden Get Down celebrating 10 years of our Community Garden Program! Since 2010, we’ve supported 100 gardens...

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How to Grow and Care for Your Own Chef’s Herb Garden

July 23, 2019 6:00 pm

How to Grow and Care for Your Own Chef’s Herb Garden

Come and learn how to grow herbs like a professional chef!  Learn how to grow and care for your home herb garden that will take your culinary dishes to the next level.  Participants will learn about seeding and cultivating herbs, in both...

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Fermentation Basics

July 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Fermentation Basics

Almost any vegetable can be fermented!  Fermenting fresh produce is a great way to have great nutritious food all year round. Come and learn safe fermenting techniques and discover new recipes.

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Garden Pest Identification Workshop

August 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Garden Pest Identification Workshop

Join Sandy Feather of Penn State Extension for an interactive pest ID walk through the community garden. Learn about non-chemical controls such as floating row covers, planting times, & resistant varieties, as well as proper use of organic...

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Making Natural Dyes

August 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Making Natural Dyes

Come and learn about natural dying techniques using the plants that grow right around you! We will be using commonly found weeds, flowers and leaves to dye fabrics.

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Garden Get Down

August 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Garden Get Down

Join Grow Pittsburgh for a Garden Get Down celebrating 10 years of our Community Garden Program! Since 2010, we’ve supported 100 gardens, engaging over 2,000 individuals as they’ve grown over 300,000 pounds of food. Your ticket to Garden...

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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.