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.
- Combating Food Insecurity
- Helping the Environment
- Eliminating Food Deserts
- Tackling Poor Nutrition Habits
- Helping Families Save Money
- Creating a Sense of Place
teachers surveyed reported that Learning Garden programming enhances student's classroom engagement
sq. ft. of supported community garden space since 2010
Pounds of produce distributed through Youth Market farm stand initiative
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.