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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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

May 21, 2022 9:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and...

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At the GRC: Understanding soil test results & using amendments

May 24, 2022 5:30 pm

At the GRC: Understanding soil test results & using amendments

Not sure how to interpret your soil test results? Need to know what soil amendments you can use to improve your soil? Join Grow Pittsburgh at the...

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

June 3, 2022 5:30 pm

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

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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Growing to the Next Level: Weeds Part 2/2, Control and Remediation

June 7, 2022 6:00 pm

Growing to the Next Level: Weeds Part 2/2, Control and Remediation

Join us at Braddock Farm for Part 2 of Weed Control on Urban Farms. This session will focus on cultivation. We will discuss management techniques...

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

June 18, 2022 9:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and...

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Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

June 21, 2022 5:30 pm

Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

Learn about the many great benefits of raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are...

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

August 20, 2022 9:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and...

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

May 21, 2022 9:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and cultivating garden beds, general clean-up and beautification of the farm and the surrounding area...

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At the GRC: Understanding soil test results & using amendments

May 24, 2022 5:30 pm

At the GRC: Understanding soil test results & using amendments

Not sure how to interpret your soil test results? Need to know what soil amendments you can use to improve your soil? Join Grow Pittsburgh at the Garden Resource Center to get your questions answered and get advice about using amendments...

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

June 3, 2022 5:30 pm

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

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 gardens. Tara and Hanna will discuss herbs cultivated at both Churchview and Grow Pittsburgh, and Chef...

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Growing to the Next Level: Weeds Part 2/2, Control and Remediation

June 7, 2022 6:00 pm

Growing to the Next Level: Weeds Part 2/2, Control and Remediation

Join us at Braddock Farm for Part 2 of Weed Control on Urban Farms. This session will focus on cultivation. We will discuss management techniques for keeping the weeds down between your crops while minimizing or even eliminating hand weeding. The...

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

June 18, 2022 9:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and cultivating garden beds, general clean-up and beautification of the farm and the surrounding area...

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Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

June 21, 2022 5:30 pm

Backyard Farm School: Urban Chicken Keeping

Learn about the many great benefits of raising chickens in your backyard. Chickens are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and their eggs are beautiful, great-tasting & nutritious. Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge they...

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Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

August 20, 2022 9:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Project: Braddock Farms Workday

Braddock Farms is located at 1000 Braddock Avenue, Braddock PA, 15104. The type of volunteer work you can expect: Mulching pathways, weeding and cultivating garden beds, general clean-up and beautification of the farm and the surrounding area...

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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.