Manchester growing together farm

Building Community Through Healthy Food

Welcome to our Farm

The guiding principle of the Manchester Growing Together Farm is that ALL people should have access to healthy food. And if you can’t buy healthy food, then GROW IT YOURSELF! 

Engage. Inspire. Empower.

The self actualization that occurs, every day, at our Farm is profound. Working together, in the soil, to feed your family creates an energy that is quantifiable. Families are closer, students perform better and the neighborhood can realize its true potential. AND families are growing and consuming healthy foods, making better lifestyle choices and feeling empowered by positive change.

URBAN FARMING IN MANCHESTER

The Manchester community, like many others, is struggling with the long shadows created by the dissolution of industry and our manufacturing base. Living within a so-called “food desert;” with many of our families at or below the poverty line coupled with the vulnerability to drugs, gangs and unbridled development it was time to sow the seeds of change.

Founded in May of 2011, the Manchester Growing Together Garden shouldered the yoke of responsibility and reclaimed a corner more familiar with drug sales than hay bales.

Founded in May of 2011, the Manchester Growing Together Garden shouldered the yoke of responsibility and reclaimed a corner more familiar with drug sales than hay bales.ounded in May of 2011, the Manchester Growing Together Garden shouldered the yoke of responsibility and reclaimed a corner more familiar with drug sales than hay bales.

These early success garnered the attention of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and became a model for neighborhood and school gardens city wide.These early success garnered the attention of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and became a model for neighborhood and school gardens city wide.

Recent Updates

Earth Day Planting Class

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00AM – 2:00 PM Come on out and join us in celebrating the beginning of Spring. Several area providers will be joining us to provide activities for students in grades 9-12. Learn about companion planting, water barrels, wastewater treatment, recycling. P.S........and volunteering… View More

Lead in our Garden?

Was at March’s Brighton Heights Community Meeting and Councilwoman Darlene Harris brought up the issues with Lead in our water.  She stated that we could get a FREE lead testing kit AND that PWSA was also giving out FREE water filters. There are two major sources of lead contamination: 1)… View More

Time to Get Ready for Spring

Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the soil. If it fizzes, you have alkaline soil, with a pH between 7 and 8. If it doesn't fizz after doing the vinegar test, then add distilled water to the other container until 2 teaspoons of soil are muddy. Add 1/2 cup baking soda. Soil pH… View More

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Manchester Growing Together Farm

1436 Columbus Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15233