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

April 24, 2021 10:00 am

Free Soil Lead Screening

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

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Irrigation Fundamentals

May 3, 2021 6:00 pm

Irrigation Fundamentals

Good irrigation is one of the most important things for a successful crop. In this workshop we will dive into: hand watering, drip irrigation...

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Backyard Farm School: How to Grow a Chef’s Herb Garden

May 19, 2021 5:30 pm

Backyard Farm School: How to Grow a Chef’s Herb Garden

Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh and Tara Rockacy & Chef Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm Learn how to grow and care for your...

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Harvesting & Packing for Food Safety & Quality Control

May 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Harvesting & Packing for Food Safety & Quality Control

Join us to learn about the principles and practices that contribute to efficient harvest while maintaining food safety and storability. This...

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Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

June 23, 2021 5:30 pm

Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh & Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm There are many great benefits to raising chickens in your...

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Free Soil Lead Screening

April 24, 2021 10:00 am

Free Soil Lead Screening

Bring your soil to the Garden Resource Center to have it tested for lead and arsenic with 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...

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Irrigation Fundamentals

May 3, 2021 6:00 pm

Irrigation Fundamentals

Good irrigation is one of the most important things for a successful crop. In this workshop we will dive into: hand watering, drip irrigation systems, and sprinkler systems. Learn how to water the whole garden or farm with the flip of a switch...

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Backyard Farm School: How to Grow a Chef’s Herb Garden

May 19, 2021 5:30 pm

Backyard Farm School: How to Grow a Chef’s Herb Garden

Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh and Tara Rockacy & Chef Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm Learn how to grow and care for your home herb garden to take your culinary dishes to the next level this season. Participants will tour the...

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Harvesting & Packing for Food Safety & Quality Control

May 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Harvesting & Packing for Food Safety & Quality Control

Join us to learn about the principles and practices that contribute to efficient harvest while maintaining food safety and storability. This session is part of a year-long series of workshops called “Growing to the Next Level,” held in...

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Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

June 23, 2021 5:30 pm

Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh & Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm There are many great benefits to raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are beautiful, great-tasting &...

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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.