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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A Celebration of Seeds: 7th Annual Seed and Plant Swap

February 23, 2019 11:00 am

A Celebration of Seeds: 7th Annual Seed and Plant Swap

Come one, come all! Join Grow Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland for the seventh...

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Public Meeting on Protecting Community Gardens

March 5, 2019 5:30 pm

Public Meeting on Protecting Community Gardens

Is your community garden in need of protection from development pressure? Are you interested in how land trusts can preserve land in our region?...

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Organic Gardening 101: Site Selection and Building a Garden

March 9, 2019 10:00 am

Organic Gardening 101: Site Selection and Building a Garden

With Robert Grey, Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard...

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Seed Starting Workshop

March 16, 2019 10:00 am

Seed Starting Workshop

With Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this...

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Grow Pittsburgh Ceramics: Ollas

April 7, 2019 1:00 pm

Grow Pittsburgh Ceramics: Ollas

Join us at the Bathhouse Ceramic Studio in the Braddock Carnegie Library to make your very own garden olla! What is an olla you ask? It’s an...

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Free Soil Lead Screening with Allegheny County Conservation District

April 13, 2019 11:00 am

Free Soil Lead Screening with Allegheny County Conservation District

Bring your soil to ACCD at Grow Pittsburgh’s Garden Resource Center to have it instantly tested for lead and arsenic, for free. These two...

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Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

April 20, 2019 12:00 am

Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

Come shop our wide variety of seedlings and enjoy the magnificent grounds at The Frick Pittsburgh. You can read more about the annual seedling...

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A Celebration of Seeds: 7th Annual Seed and Plant Swap

February 23, 2019 11:00 am

A Celebration of Seeds: 7th Annual Seed and Plant Swap

Come one, come all! Join Grow Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland for the seventh annual seed and plant swap! This free event features a selection of seeds and plants for the public...

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Public Meeting on Protecting Community Gardens

March 5, 2019 5:30 pm

Public Meeting on Protecting Community Gardens

Is your community garden in need of protection from development pressure? Are you interested in how land trusts can preserve land in our region? Do you want to know more about the Three Rivers Agricultural Land Initiative? Join the members of the...

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Organic Gardening 101: Site Selection and Building a Garden

March 9, 2019 10:00 am

Organic Gardening 101: Site Selection and Building a Garden

With Robert Grey, Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own backyard garden. Topics will include how to select the perfect space for your garden site, basic garden design...

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Seed Starting Workshop

March 16, 2019 10:00 am

Seed Starting Workshop

With Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse Manager, Grow Pittsburgh Learn the skills and tools that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year. Topics will include choosing the proper soil, crops, trays, pots, and lighting along with a...

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Grow Pittsburgh Ceramics: Ollas

April 7, 2019 1:00 pm

Grow Pittsburgh Ceramics: Ollas

Join us at the Bathhouse Ceramic Studio in the Braddock Carnegie Library to make your very own garden olla! What is an olla you ask? It’s an unglazed vessel used to irrigate your garden or household plants. Just place it in your garden bed and...

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Free Soil Lead Screening with Allegheny County Conservation District

April 13, 2019 11:00 am

Free Soil Lead Screening with Allegheny County Conservation District

Bring your soil to ACCD at Grow Pittsburgh’s Garden Resource Center to have it instantly tested for lead and arsenic, for free. These two contaminants are common in urban areas, and bad for health, so it’s always good to check the...

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Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

April 20, 2019 12:00 am

Grow Pittsburgh Seedling Sale at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse

Come shop our wide variety of seedlings and enjoy the magnificent grounds at The Frick Pittsburgh. You can read more about the annual seedling sale here. Note: The Frick Pittsburgh is closed Mondays.

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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.