Do you want to start a community food garden in your neighborhood?

Grow Pittsburgh supports new garden groups with the skills and materials they need to start thriving community gardens. Check out our Current and Graduated Gardens to see what communities we have supported so far and our Community Garden Guide for some suggestions for how to begin.

Watch a video about the Allegheny Grows program here!

Watch this webinar info session to learn more about joining our new garden program.

Applications for the 2025 growing season are  now open!
The Application Packet can be found here Application (PDF) here and is due Friday, August 2, 2024. Download the application for a fillable pdf.



Reach out to Director of Community Projects, Dora Walmsley, via phone (412) 362 4789 x213 or email

Schedule a time to talk about your goals and confirm eligibility for the program.


Potential gardens must be in Allegheny County and on public property owned by a municipality or non-profit. Privately owned properties, even if vacant, are not eligible. Use the Allegheny County Real Estate Portal to search for parcel ownership information.

Your group must include at least six motivated and organized people and be sponsored by a local organization. This is not a cash grant — this program provides staff time and materials over two years to support garden start-up efforts.

New gardens outside the city of Pittsburgh may apply to the Allegheny Grows program if the potential garden site is located in an area eligible for Community Development Block Grant funds. Allegheny Grows is funded by Allegheny County Economic Development. Get in touch for more details or view our Frequently Asked Questions below.


We are happy to answer questions! In fact, it’s best if you get in touch early and often, so we can stay ahead of the process. Contact Dora Walmsley, Director of Community Projects, at 412-362-4769 x 213 or

Click here to view the Community Garden Program Frequently Asked Questions.