cory garden

The 2015 Allegheny Grows Application is available now!

Allegheny Grows is a partnership of Grow Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and is a program of Allegheny County Economic Development. Through the program, existing and newly developing community vegetable gardens in low-to-moderate income communities throughout Allegheny County (not including the City of Pittsburgh) receive education, planning resources, and technical assistance. We tailor our help to the needs of the community, providing support for up to two full years as the garden group achieves self-sufficiency.

The program is designed to support and utilize community gardening activities to:
Return vacant land to productive, visually enhancing use
Provide a platform for community engagement through a shared project
Secure sources of fresh, local, and healthy produce for communities
Educate communities on running a community gardening initiative
The program is in its fifth year and has already developed community gardens in Millvale, McKees Rocks, Penn Hills, Bellevue, Wilkinsburg, Natrona, Clairton, Coraopolis (pictured above), Homestead, and Mt. Oliver (pictured below).

Mt Oliver Group

Interested individuals, community groups, and municipalities are encouraged to contact Community Garden Coordinator Rayden Sorock at or 412-362-4769 x113.

All interested communities must attend one info session to apply. Info sessions are:

Saturday, September 6
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Grow Pittsburgh offices
6587 Hamilton Ave #2W

Thursday, September 11
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Grow Pittsburgh offices
6587 Hamilton Ave #2W