The CCDF Garden is a member of Grow Pittsburgh, an urban agricultural program catering to Allegheny County. Not only does our garden bring together members of our community to develop gardening skills, but the produce grown in the garden goes directly to the CCDF Food Pantry to be used by local families in need.
How you can participate this season:
1.ROUTINE MAINTENANCE – Lawn mowing, plant watering, weeding… all of these chores can use your TLC. Most weekends, volunteers will be active behind the garden house tending to the community garden, and they are always happy for extra hands. A little help can go a long way. For more information on any regular upkeep tasks that you would be willing to take on, click here to contact us.
2: VOLUNTEER DAYS -Stay tuned in the fall for Harvest Weekend. Growing season is in fully swing. The CCDF Garden Team planted their gardens at the end of May. After a full season of hard work, we will need all hands on deck to harvest all the organic produce for our food pantry.
3. PLOT ADOPTION –
This year’s pilot Plot Adoption Program featured the five new groups. We are so grateful for their involvement. It has been such a rewarding experience for everyone, and we were so happy to welcome neighborhood participation in our community garden.
- 180 & Tapped
- The Wilsey Family/Rhema Christian School
- Presbyterian Day School
- Coraopolis Memorial Library
- The Kish Family
- The Bingham Family
- The Maritato Family
- The Chartier Family
The “Adopt a Plot” project is designed to bring the community into our community’s garden. It teaches children that with a seed, you can feed those in need in our community.