The 2018 Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour took place Saturday, September 8th from 10 am to 5 pm. This self-guided tour included small commercial farms, community gardens, and apiaries in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods including the East End, Garfield, South Side, and North Shore. Participants chose their own course and biked or drove to each destination. Select locations had refreshments, items for sale, and demonstrations. Despite chilly temperatures and constant rain, over 100 people participated in the tour and helped raise more than $1,900 for urban growers in our region!
This annual event, organized by the East End Food Co-op (EEFC), Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC), and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), the tour’s purpose is to promote urban agriculture as a viable means for food production, build connections between consumers and farmers, and support the future of farming.
Urban farms have a significant impact on the food system, local economy, and urban environment. To ensure the farmers who manage these plots have access to resources and capital they need to be successful, proceeds from the Farm Tour will provide an honorarium for each participating farm and fund a new Urban Growers Scholarship.
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