Community Garden

History

The transformation of the vacant lots that have become the Larimer Community Garden began with a collaboration of the Larimer Green Team, GTECH Strategies, The Penn State Extension, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.  The Larimer Community Garden is designed to provide the neighborhood with quality open space in which it can meet to form and reaffirm connections.

The Larimer Garden site at its beginning in 2008 (left) and the Garden in 2013 (right)

The Larimer Garden site at its beginning in 2008 (left) and some of the Garden’s thriving planting beds in 2013 (right)

The first step to creating this dynamic public space was a sunflower field.  The sunflowers were used for biofuel and the garden is now home to 40 beds.

Garden With Us

Please contact us at larimergarden@gmail.com or 412-661-8751 with questions and inquiries.

Download the garden interest form and application here.  Raised beds cost $10 for a season. Gardeners are expected to maintain their planting beds and attend Larimer Garden events.  Gardeners are encouraged and welcome to attend Larimer Green Team meetings.

Resources for Gardeners

Grow Pittsburgh has great resources for Pittsburgh vegetable gardeners and community gardens.

DSCF3254

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s