The City Growers team has been busy working with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to complete projects for the Community Garden Sustainability Fund.

Most popular projects this year included raised beds, soil testing, rain barrels and water line/irrigation. We also provided educational materials, lawn mowers, fencing, straw, compost, and signage.

This program is a great chance for us at Grow Pittsburgh to support gardens that otherwise might not be eligible for our programs and see gardens we might not otherwise get to visit.

“Everyone loved the signs…they are very welcoming.” Borland Garden
“The work you do by encouraging and supporting gardening projects in our city is a blessing to us all.” Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church Food Pantry Garden

If you think any of these projects would help increase the sustainability of your community garden, consider applying for next year’s Sustainability Fund. Get in touch and look for the application in the spring!

Rain barrel

Increased water holding capacity at Pittsburgh Mennonite Church in Swissvale by 266 gallons


At 825 Bell Ave in Braddock, installed a pergola to support vining fruit and also provide shade

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At Borland Garden in East Liberty, installed beautiful custom signs to enliven and inform passersby


At Amity Harvest Community Garden in Homestead, installed shelving and more to organize their shed