Below you can discover our article archive featuring Grow Pittsburgh’s programs, team members, and community impact. Thanks to all the regional journalists who cover community gardens and urban agriculture.

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Inflation is pushing the cost of food to record highs. Could urban agriculture help?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 18, 2022

A Wilkinsburg group is starting a land bank, hoping for better results than Pittsburgh
Public Source, July 18, 2022

Heinz Field becomes Acrisure Stadium in new naming rights deal with the Thomas Tull-connected insurance firm
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 11, 2022

Grow Pittsburgh’s urban farms bringing sustainability to local communities
CBS Pittsburgh, June 21, 2022

Ten Years In Turtle Creek Where I Learned About Community-Making, May 26, 2022

Despite chilly weather, it’s time to start prepping for summer gardens in Pittsburgh
90.5 WESA, March 29, 2022

Ryan Walsh: Feeding neighbors and relieving stress through gardening
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 20, 2022

Pittsburgh breweries team up with well-known local artists to create metal masterpieces 
NEXTpittsburgh, February 9, 2022

35 Pittsburgh environmental groups renew commitment to equity and racial justice
NEXTpittsburgh, January 25, 2022



1% of Pennsylvania farmers are people of color. Changing that could help solve an ag labor shortage
90.5 WESA, December 22, 2021

Since the pandemic, protecting urban green spaces has become even more important in Pittsburgh
90.5 WESA, November 29, 2021

Steelers’ James Washington shows support for Pittsburgh urban farming non-profit helping feed others
WPXI, November 21, 2021

Pa. agriculture officials hope pre-apprenticeships will help to grow and diversify their industry
90.5 WESA, November 18, 2021

Enright Community Garden sale to Allegheny Land Trust permanently protects community space in East Liberty
East Liberty Inc., November 8, 2021

Steelers’ James Washington works to feed communities while helping teach kids how to grow their own food
CBS Sports, October 31, 2021

Second Lady Fetterman, Secretary of Agriculture Promote Health, Food Equity at Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
PA Media, September 15, 2021

Garfield’s Kincaid Street garden to grow ‘in perpetuity’
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 5, 2021

Conservation Nonprofit’s Purchase of Garfield Community Garden Ensures Its Protection for Agricultural Use
90.5 WESA, August 15, 2021

TRALI program protects Pittsburgh’s urban green spaces one garden at a time
Pittsburgh City Paper, August 11, 2021

New Greenhouse in Wilkinsburg Will Grow Food for Needy Communities, Train Urban Farmers
90.5 WESA, July 21, 2021

Blawnox Community Garden hosting free produce giveaways
TribLive, July 12, 2021

Urban Farming and Gardening Flowered in Pittsburgh During the Pandemic
90.5 WESA, June 28, 2021

Pre-Apprenticeship Launches to Help Aspiring Farmers
Lancaster Farming, May 31, 2021

Best of Blawnox hosts seed swap, preps for community garden
TribLive, May 3, 2021

Pirates And Duquesne Light Reopen Urban Garden At PNC Park
KDKA, April 23, 2021

Grants help grow community gardens across Western Pa.
TribLive, April 18, 2021

Teachers ‘Are So Anxious To Get Vaccinated,’ Says Pittsburgh Union President
WESA’s The Confluence, March 8, 2021

First Person: Denele Hughson, Grow Pittsburgh’s New Executive Director
Allegheny Front, February 19, 2021

Denele Hughson is Grow Pittsburgh’s New Executive Director
Pittsburgh Magazine, February 5, 2021

Venture Outdoors Announces the Outdoor Inclusion Coalition
Venture Outdoors Press Release, January 2021

ETC: Grow Pittsburgh’s new leader, Polar Pop for Special Olympics, Dolly Parton encourages reading and more
Next Pittsburgh, January 28, 2021

Homewood native named new executive director of gardening nonprofit Grow Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 2021

Verona group selects spot for community garden, survey out for public input
TribLIVE, January 8, 2021


Clubhouse garden grows community
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, November 6, 2020

Grow Pittsburgh Builds New Greenhouses and Agricultural Hub in Wilkinsburg
Press release, October 15, 2020

On a Positive Note: Volunteers in Turtle Creek Turn Overgrown Baseball Field into Community Garden
KDKA News, September 17, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Black farmers work to grow a new future
Pittsburgh Media Partnership, September 11, 2020

While investment dollars remain scarce, Mon Valley communities test a new form of currency
90.5 WESA, August 4, 2020

Best of the Burgh: addressing inequities through gardens
Pittsburgh Magazine, July 22, 2020

31 Pittsburgh environmental groups on justice, race and responsbility
Next Pittsburgh, June 18, 2020

Business as Unusual in Wilkinsburg
Wilkinsburg Sun, May 2020

TRALI Protects EastField Cooperative Garden in East Liberty Neighborhood
Allegheny Land Trust and Grow Pittsburgh Press Release, April 20, 2020

10 green things that could return Pittsburgh to the jungle
Local Pittsburgh, April 20, 2020

URA awards $850,000 to fund neighborhood projects
Next Pittsburgh, February 6, 2020

URA announces Neighborhood Initiatives Fund projects
WTAE, February 4, 2020

Grow Pittsburgh Takes Reins at Garden Dreams
Wilkinsburg Sun, February 2020

Grow Pittsburgh to keep Wilkinsburg’s Garden Dreams alive
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 15, 2020


Pittsburgh urban agricultural organizations receive thousands in state Farm Bill grants
Pittsburgh City Paper, October 3, 2019

Pennsylvania provides $96,000 for urban farming in Allegheny County
TribLive, October 2, 2019

Governor Wolf Announces First Round of PA Farm Bill Grants, $500,000 to Build Urban Ag Infrastructure
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, October 2, 2019

Grow Pittsburgh celebrates a decade of community garden support
The Blog of New Sun Rising, September 19, 2019

Announcing the 2019 40 Under 40 Honorees
Pittsburgh Magazine, September 16, 2019

‘Limbo’ land a fertile community resource for Somali Bantu farmers in Perry South
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 8, 2019

How do Pittsburgh’s community gardens grow?
WESA, September 3, 2019

Produce for all: how small grocers are connecting local farms and ‘rescued’ fruits and vegetables to postindustrial towns
Postindustrial, August 22, 2019

How a farm next to a steel mill is helping save a town (video)
Sparkt, June 6, 2019

A celebration of seeds! Free event for gardeners on Feb. 23
Everybody Gardens, February 7, 2019


Gateway students sink their teeth into gardening program
TribLive, November 15, 2018

Fresh Divide: Gardens sprout in Homewood, where residents decided to ‘grow our own food’
The Incline, October 17, 2018

Fresh Divide: Could an urban farm help those marooned on Pittsburgh’s Hilltop?
The Incline, October 16, 2018

Four Schools Win National Healthy Schools Award
Pittsburgh Public Schools Press Release, October 12, 2018

Photo Gallery: Ramsey Elementary Learning Garden
TribLive, September 14, 2018

Quick pickles: Simple process makes for delicious eating
TribLive, August 29, 2018

Pittsburgh Public Schools to Benefit from USDA Farm to School Grant
Pittsburgh Public Schools Press Release, July 20, 2018

Community gardens grow so much more than food
Pittsburgh City Paper, July 4, 2018

From handling stock transfers, Raqueeb Bey now toils in dirt and social justice
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2, 2018

Millvale Library launches tool lending program
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 20, 2018

Power from the ground up: A garden in Larimer shows collaboration across fault lines
Public Source, June 12, 2018

Yo-Yo Ma spends the day in Braddock, exploring its arts and culture and sharing his music
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 8, 2018

Who’s Next: Food & Drink; Meet 23 people elevating Pittsburgh’s dining scene
The Incline, June 6, 2018

Sprout Sunset Legacy Awards
Sprout Fund, June 2018

Chronicle: Project Hunger 
WTAE, May 29, 2018

Learning Garden at Clayton Academy teaches much more than gardening
Everybody Gardens/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 18, 2018

Seed and Plant Swap at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Next Pittsburgh, February 19, 2018

‘For the Love of Pittsburgh’ focuses on local producers, makers
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 6, 2018


Show Your Civic pride by shunning meat
Public Source, December 18, 2017

Farm Aid invests $50,000 in 8 eastern farm and food groups
American Agriculturalist, December 13, 2017

Leadership Pittsburgh Starts New Initiative
Pittsburgh Business Times, December 11, 2017

Farm Aid 2017 Hopes To Teach You Beekeeping While Listening To Willie Nelson
WESA FM, September 14, 2017

This New Housing Complex Has A Bonus: A 23-Acre Farm
Fast Company, September 8, 2017

Hilltop Urban Farm in South Pittsburgh is set to become the largest urban farm in the country
NextPittsburgh, August 24, 2017

Urban Farming Initiative To Provide Long-Term Security For Local Green Spaces
WESA FM, August 23, 2017

Returning to the land: Urban gardeners hope to put vacant lots to good use in Homewood
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 4, 2017

Learning Garden planned for pupils at Gateway’s Evergreen Elementary
TribLive, June 6, 2017

Urban agriculture: Growing network wants to make city farming easier
Altoona Mirror, May 24, 2017

Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Think food
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 10, 2017

United They Stand–24 Nonprofits for Environmental Justice in the Age of Trump
Environmental Report, April 20, 2017

For the First Time, Two Dozen Nonprofit CEOs Take a Stand Together for the Environment
CEOs for Earth Day, April 20, 2017

How to Sow Seeds Now So that You’re Knee-Deep in Fresh Local Produce by Summer
NextPittsburgh, March 30, 2017

Lead-Tainted Water Is A Big Problem In Pittsburgh. So Is Lead In The City’s Soil
WESA FM, March 29,2017

Don’t Buy New, Just Swap (Seeds, That Is)
Pittsburgh City Paper, March 24, 2017

Phipps, Grow Pittsburgh partner with Carnegie library for seed, plant swap
Tribune-ReviewFebruary 23, 2017

How Jake Seltman is Growing New Shoots in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Magazine, February 15, 2017

Lead hazard and soil testing resources
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2017

Growing Little Farmers

Pittsburgh’s creative forces: 12 people to meet in 2017 (profile, Jake Seltman)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 25, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Urban Gardening and Farming in PGH website, 2017


Carnegie Mellon University students’ design used to develop Aqua Pavilion
The Tartan. November 6, 2016

Thousands Participate In “Pitt Make A Difference Day”
KDKA Pittsburgh. October 24, 2016

Pittsburgh agencies recognized for innovative work to feed hungry
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 13, 2016

Proud to Be from Pittsburgh: Grow Pittsburgh
WPXI. July 31, 2016

Conservationists test residents’ soil for lead levels
Tribune-Review. July 16, 2016

Proud to Be from Pittsburgh: Urban Gardening
WPXI. June 21, 2016

Refugees excited about growing own produce in SHIM garden in Whitehall
Tribune-Review. June 8, 2016

Sharing Tools Makes Gardening Cheaper, More Accessible
90.5 WESA. June 8, 2016

Online guide helps you sell the food you grow
South Pittsburgh Reporter. April 26, 2016

Learning gardens coming soon to Pittsburgh Public Schools
NEXTPittsburgh. April 19, 2016

Grassroots efforts, urban farms find creative ways to feed communities
Tribune-Review. March 22, 2016

The Rodale 100: Food
Rodale. January 25, 2016


Eleven events not to miss in November
NextPittsburgh. October 26, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Food Deserts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 22, 2015

Braddock feast benefits Braddock Farms
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 5, 2015

With food, two groups help immigrants to assimilate
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 30, 2015

Community reaps benefits of Crafton Garden
Tribune-Review. August 5, 2015

Law changes will make urban farming easier in Pittsburgh city limits
Pittsburgh City Paper. July 8, 2015

Pet Tales: lucky dogs get taken to work every day
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 20, 2015

City expands free summer breakfast and lunch program for kids and teens
New Pittsburgh Courier. Jun 13, 2015

Pittsburgh expands summer meals program for children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 12, 2015

Officials draw up plan for a healthier Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 27, 2015

City votes unanimously in favor of urban agriculture
NextPittsburgh. March 26, 2015

Sessions set to plan Crafton Community Garden
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 20, 2015

Grow Pittsburgh and Green Sinner creating more gardens and flower farms
NextPittsburgh. January 20, 2015


Community gardens approved for Crafton, Sharpsburg
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 18, 2014

Ten little things that will pack a big Pittsburgh punch in 2015
Pop City. December 10, 2014

Four more reasons why Pittsburgh is turning into a Buzz City
NextPittsburgh. November 18, 2014

Grow Pittsburgh unveils Braddock Farms improvements with help from the Fairmont
Pop City. November 17, 2014

Grow Pittsburgh opens up a lending library for tools

Pittsburgh City Paper. October 8, 2014

McKeesport gardeners enjoy fruits of their labors
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. September 18, 2014

New energy enlivens a corner lot
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 2, 2014

YMCA garden feeds body and soul
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 23, 2014

The next big ideas for Pittsburgh
NEXTPittsburgh. August 12, 2014

Growing communities through shared gardens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 20, 2014

With space to grow, local food flourishes in Western PA
Pop City. July 16, 2014

Community garden in McKeesport rallies support from nonprofit
The Daily News. July 14, 2014

Opportunities grow in old St. Clair Village
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Walkabout blog. July 14, 2014

HA one step closer to farming St. Clair Village
South Pittsburgh Reporter. July 1, 2014

Plan announced for Hilltop Urban Farm
Pittsburgh City Paper Blogh. June 26, 2014

Carnegie students get their hands dirty with garden project
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. May 29, 2014

Giveaway helps folks grow their own vegetables
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 21, 2014

Above Oakland’s hustle and bustle, a garden grows
WTAE. May 12, 2014


Allegheny YMCA: Garden Grows Community
Examiner. November 21, 2013

Nation is churning out new era of school lunch: Sheds light on current funding for public school lunches, Pittsburgh Public School’s food processing facility and what’s being done to source local food at The Environmental Charter School in Frick Park.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette. October 6, 2013

A [Delicious] Taste of Grow Pittsburgh
With the Grains. September, 2013

Community Gardens Allowing Many to Share in Work, Harvest
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 22, 2013

Volunteers Help Jubilee Garden Grow: “In its second year, the Community Jubilee Garden in Clairton remains a point of interest both within and outside of the community.”
Trib Total Media. July 27, 2013

Camaraderie grows in community garden in Coraopolis: Highlights all the community effort and friendships formed by working in the community garden. This garden is part of our Allegheny Grows program.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 20, 2013

One Man’s Trash: Our Braddock Farms Manager, Marshall Hart picks up the scraps from Spak mentioned in the article.
Pittsburgh City Paper. May 8, 2013

Growing Coraopolis: Volunteers Plan Community Garden
Robinson-Moon Patch. May 7, 2013

First Community Garden in the Works in Homestead
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 11, 2013

Kiwanis Club hopes to make garden bloom in Mc Keesport
Trib Total Media. March 11, 2013

The Art of Eating (PDF)
The Cooperator, East End Food Co-op. January 2013


Photo gallery: ‘Fits on a Stick’ bonfire at Penn Hills CDC Community Garden
Pittsburgh Tribune Review. October 31, 2012

20-year old community garden revitalized in Brighton Heights
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 30, 2012

Growers help 12 gardens take root in Pittsburgh: An article about our City Growers program.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 18, 2012

Urban gardeners wanted to make unused plots bloom
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 16, 2012

Two Wheels Lots of Green
GTECH. August 11, 2012

Gardening finds home in cities
Trib Total Media/McKeesport Daily News. August 2, 2012

Couple hold stakes in Natrona community garden
Tribune Review. July 15, 2012

Rock musicians make green-themed visit to Pittsburgh gardens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 13, 2012

Dave Matthews Band Volunteers in Homewood
CBS/KDKA. July 12, 2012

Garden offers to food to North Hills pantries
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 30, 2012

Community garden in Natrona takes root
Trib Total Media/Valley News Dispatch. March 28, 2012

Greening Communities with Grow Pittsburgh (PDF)
Action-Housing, Inc. Newsletter. March 2012


Community Farm and Garden Tour Welcomes Visitors of All Ages
Plum-Oakmont Patch. September 19, 2011

Allegheny Grows Works for Urban Farms, Gardens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 30, 2011

How does your garden grow? With Grow Pittsburgh and the Conservancy
Pop City Media. August 10, 2011

Onorato Announces Three New Communities to Participate in “Allegheny Grows”
Allegheny County Press Release. February 10, 2011

Grow Pittsburgh School Garden Program