The Pittsburgh Urban Gardening Project

The Pittsburgh Urban Gardening Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people in ways to live healthy, sustainable lives.  We plant, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables around Pittsburgh with the goal of turning city streets into healthy eats.


Our goal is to encourage everyone to eat local, healthy food, thus making them more sustainable.  The best way to do that... teach everyone to plant their own food!!!  If we take control of our food supply, we'll always know what we're eating and won't have to wonder about residual chemicals in/on our food, genetic modifications to the plants or the energy that is wasted transporting the food to our local grocer.  Plus, "planting your own food is like growing your own money."  It's so cheap that it makes sense in the lives of all classes and demographics.  This in addition to the fact that gardening has proven physical, mental and psychological health benefits.

So how do we operate?  Simple.... donate a garden or volunteer and you get free access to the gardens all the time.  

If you donate land, volunteers will plant and manage the garden and you can take as much of any crop as your heart desires from the garden at any time.  Why?  Because our goal is to encourage people to eat healthier and live more sustainably.  We only ask that you track what you take so we can record crop yields for planning future seasons.

Interested in volunteering?  The payoff is essentially the same.  In exchange for your time, we'll teach you everything we know about gardening and pay you in fresh produce when available.

Anything that doesn't get taken from the gardens, we will harvest and eat, preserve or sell to help fund future seasons.

On that note, with land but no volunteers or supplies we are doomed!  We need you!

GET INVOLVED today and help the Pittsburgh Urban Gardening Project in it's quest to make Pittsburgh healthier and more sustainable.