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.
To get started, fill out and return this 2021 General Interest Form at any time. We will then send you the full Application, which must be complete by October 1, 2020 to be considered for a spring build in 2021.
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 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 Rayden Sorock, Director of Community Projects, at 412-362-4769 x 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.