Aug 13 & 18: Community garden info sessions (deadline Aug 24)


City Growers Community Garden Program 

In response to the increasing interest in local food and gardening, Grow Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy have formed a partnership to assist communities wishing to start community food gardens.  In its third season, the City Growers program is currently seeking organized communities looking to start sustainable and productive community food gardens in their neighborhoods. 
The garden program lasts for two years, with the goal of garden self-sufficiency by the end of the second growing season.  To be eligible, garden groups must have a partnering non-profit, and a suitable site with lead levels below 400 PPM on public or non-profit-owned land in the City of Pittsburgh.  For gardens outside the City, please consider applying to the County's Allegheny Grows Program

Information Sessions

Those considering applying for the City Growers program are strongly encouraged to attend an information session.  These will provide the opportunity for personalized feedback.
        Monday, August 13, 6:00-7:00 pm at Grow Pittsburgh
        Saturday, August 18, 10:00-11:00 am at Grow Pittsburgh
Please RSVP to Marisa Manheim (412) 362-4769 ext. 103 or

        Application Deadline: Friday, August 24, 2012

Completed applications and attachments must be postmarked or submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 24, 2012 to be considered.

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