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
Of Urban Farmers in Training participants tried a vegetable from the garden that they had never had before
Students participated in cooking demonstrations as part of Chef in the Garden events at three school gardens
Pounds of produce grown at Braddock Farms, Shiloh Farm, and the Frick Greenhouse in 2015
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.