Urban Agriculture, the act of growing food or raising livestock in an urban environment, promotes the economic, social, environmental, psychological and physical health of a community and its residents. It does this by creating safe and welcoming spaces for healthy food production, health promotion, community building, and recreation. Community-driven public policy arises as an opportunity to support the beneficial outcomes of urban agriculture in and around Pittsburgh.
Towards this end, the Urban Agriculture Working Group of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is actively working on a series of Policy Objectives determined by its members and the agriculture community at large. Specific strategies to achieve this goal are also set and achieved by the group through monthly meeting participation. Meetings take place on a monthly basis, with community engagement sessions occurring quarterly. For more information, please see below.
All meetings take place the second Tuesdsay of each month, from 9-11am at the Energy Innovation Center | Penn State Center Pittsburgh |1435 Bedford Avenue, Suite A | Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For more information, please contact the Urban Agriculture Coordinator.
January 10, March 14, April 11, June 13, July 11, September 12, October 10, December 12
PFPC Urban Agriculture Coordinator
- Karlin Lamberto, firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Group Co-Chairs
- Jon Burgess, Allegheny County Conservation District
- Marisa Manheim, Grow Pittsburgh
|Allegheny County |
|Greater Pittsburgh |
Community Food Bank
|Hilltop Alliance||Sankofa Village Community|
|Ballpark Farm||Greater Pittsburgh |
|Just Harvest||Trellis Pittsburgh, LLC|
|Black Urban Growers & |
|Grow Pittsburgh||Penn State Extension||Western PA Conservancy|
|City Planning Dept.||Hazelwood Farm||Pennsylvania Association|
for Sustainable Agriculture
|*17 total members|
|Garfield Farm||Healcrest Urban Farm||Pittsburgh Urban Growers Coop|
Current meeting schedule, agendas, and notes, once they're complete can be found here.