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.
New Garden Application Update (5/10/22):
At this time we will not be opening applications for the 2023 New Garden Program season.
We have received several more applications than we can support each year over the past several years. We are also planning changes to the program including an expanded offering of workshops for community garden groups and updating our online resources.
There are still many ways we can support your efforts! Please get in touch by email or phone if you are planning to start or revitalize a community garden. We can offer consultation and connect you with local resources and educational opportunities.
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 email@example.com.