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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Fermentation Workshop

July 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Fermentation Workshop

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

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Straw Bale Gardening

August 7, 2018 6:00 pm

Straw Bale Gardening

Come and learn the basics of straw bale gardening just in time for you fall plantings and thinking about next spring! Straw bale gardening is...

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Garden Pest and Disease Identification Workshop

August 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Garden Pest and Disease Identification Workshop

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

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Urban Goat Keeping

August 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Urban Goat Keeping

Visit beautiful Churchview Farm and learn about keeping goats healthy in an urban setting. With Tara Rockacy of  Churchview Farm and Erik Schwalm...

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Fermentation Workshop

July 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Fermentation Workshop

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

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Straw Bale Gardening

August 7, 2018 6:00 pm

Straw Bale Gardening

Come and learn the basics of straw bale gardening just in time for you fall plantings and thinking about next spring! Straw bale gardening is perfect for anyone that has limited space, poor soils, or just wants to try a new way of growing food...

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Garden Pest and Disease Identification Workshop

August 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Garden Pest and Disease Identification Workshop

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

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Urban Goat Keeping

August 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Urban Goat Keeping

Visit beautiful Churchview Farm and learn about keeping goats healthy in an urban setting. With Tara Rockacy of  Churchview Farm and Erik Schwalm of Goodness Grows Farm.

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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.