May 24, 2017
Grow Pittsburgh collaborated with programming partner Churchview Farm for an evening that highlighted our Urban Farm Apprentice Program, relationships with local restaurants, and celebrated a third generation urban farm in Pittsburgh.
Grow Pittsburgh apprentices gave tours of the farm while guests enjoyed live music by Arlo Aldo, beer from East End Brewing Company, a specialty cocktail from Bar Marco, and small plates from some of Grow Pittsburgh’s restaurant partners including Avenue B‘s Chef Chris Bonfili, big Burrito Restaurant Group‘s Chef Bill Fuller, and Black Radish Kitchen’s Chef Kate Romane. Vegan desserts were provided by Onion Maiden.
The Spring Soirée is a fundraiser supporting Grow Pittsburgh’s programs and mission to teach people to grow food and promote the benefits gardens bring to our neighbors. The Urban Farm Apprentice Program is a paid training opportunity for young adults on Grow Pittsburgh’s production sites: Braddock Farms, Shiloh Farm, and the Frick greenhouse. Participants learn all aspects of running an urban farm while supporting their individualized learning and career goals, including growing seeds and produce, maintaining the sites, harvesting food for sale and selling that product in both a community and restaurant setting. In addition, participants engage in weekly off-farm educational workshops and field trips to expand their understanding of the local food system.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our 2017 events!
Barn Raiser Sponsor
Seed Sower sponsors