2019 Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour
East End Food Co-op (EEFC), Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC), and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) are organizing the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour! The Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour will take place Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 10 am – 5 pm and include small commercial farms, community gardens, and apiaries in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The success of last year’s tour allowed us to provide a $100 honorarium to each farm site and seed a brand new Urban Growers Professional Development Scholarship.
Each year the Urban Farm Tour allows us to deepen connections in our community and demonstrate the vital work our urban farms are doing: teaching children how to grow food, remediating pollution, ensuring access to fresh food, and converting blighted areas into productive and safe spaces. This year our tour features 12 sites: African Healing Garden, Ballfield Farm, Braddock Farms, BUGS Homewood Historical Community Farm, Burgh Bees Apiary, Community Garden of Wilkins Township, Duquesne Community Victory Garden, Hilltop Urban Farm, Homeplate Garden, Manchester Growing Together Farm, Sankofa Village Community Garden, Shiloh Farm
Urban farms have a significant impact on the food system, local economy, and urban environment. For this reason, we want to ensure the farmers who manage these plots have access to resources and capital they need to be successful. Funds from the Farm Tour will once again support an honorarium for each farm site and continue to fund the Urban Growers Professional Development Scholarship. Please pledge your support of our local urban farms and purchase your tickets today!