In partnership with The Frick Pittsburgh, Grow Pittsburgh celebrated connections with programming partners, members, and volunteers on October 1st.

The weather was beautiful and guests of all ages explored the Frick while playing lawn games like soccer croquet and enjoying food from local restaurant partners including Black Radish Kitchen, Onion Maiden, Paragon Foods, and The Cafe at the Frick.

Grow Pittsburgh’s production team gave tours of the greenhouse and Frick docents gave information about the historic site. Music by DJ Jim Powell set the mood for the family-friendly event.

“I’m often asked about why our work and growing food is so important and what I’m struck by is that it comes down to connections,” says Jake Seltman, Executive Director of Grow Pittsburgh.

The event connected the many communities that make Grow Pittsburgh’s work possible. School, home, and community gardeners joined urban farmers and friends and supporters of gardens on the picturesque Frick estate.

The event was free thanks to Grow Pittsburgh’s 2017 event sponsors including Barn Raiser sponsor UPMC Health Plan and Seed Sower sponsors Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College, Dollar Bank, Evey True Value Hardware, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Howard Hanna, and Paragon Foods.