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

Grow Pittsburgh supports new garden groups to get the skills and materials to start thriving community garden projects. Check out our Current and Graduated Gardens page for more info on the gardens we’ve helped to start and our Community Garden Guide for some suggestions for how to begin.

To get started working with Grow Pittsburgh, fill out and return this Interest Form (PDF) as soon as possible. We will then send you the full Application, which must be complete by December 1 [deadline extended] to be considered for 2019.


Potential gardens must be on property owned by a municipality or non-profit. Your group must include at least six motivated and organized people and be sponsored by a local organization.

New gardens outside the city of Pittsburgh may apply to our 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 in partnership with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. 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, Community Garden Program Manager, at 412-362-4769 x 213 or

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

Community Garden Network