Grow a Garden and Yourself!
The Penn Hills Community Garden is one of the most successful projects of the PHCDC. Sprouting in 2010 with only 16 beds, the community garden grew to 104 beds in 2012! Located at 1162 Jefferson Road between McKenzie and Laurie Drives, the garden aims to bring fresh produce into the homes of our gardeners as well as donating produce each year to local food banks and senior centers. Most importantly, we are meeting neighbors we may not otherwise meet.
Become a Gardener
A membership fee of $25 gets you one 4’ x 12’ raised bed in which to plant anything you like. You also have access to water, tools, some seeds and seedlings, picnic area, and the knowledge of many seasoned gardeners. No experience is necessary to join, and we encourage and support first-timers. All members are invited to participate in planning and organizing the garden, and workshops, parties, and events are scheduled throughout the season.
In addition to the PHCDC, some of our community partners include Grow Pittsburgh, Penn Hills Lawn & Garden, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Penn Hills Senior Service Center, and local Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops. We gladly accept donations of gently used gardening tools, equipment, and landscaping materials, and we have many volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals who want to get involved.
Questions? Email us at pennhillsgarden [at] gmail [dot] com.
We love having children and young adults in the garden who are interested in learning where food comes from. Gardening helps develop healthy eating habits, self-sufficiency, and confidence, and provides youth with positive experiences in our community.
Our first satellite garden was built at Penn Hills Senior Service Center at 147 Jefferson Road. The extra high raised beds allow seniors to garden without bending, and fresh produce goes back to the senior community.