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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Friday, August 24, 2012
Application for 2013 Pittsburgh gardens (click to download)
Completed applications and attachments must be postmarked or submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 24, 2012 to be considered.