5th Annual Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour- Virtually

The East End Food Co-op, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, and Grow Pittsburgh are collaborating to host the 5th Annual Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour—virtually!
This year’s Farm Tour will consist of several different events throughout PA Urban Ag Week, July 19 – July 24, including workshops crafted specifically for growers, as well as public tours open to all urban ag supporters! Be sure to check back in, as new events may be added! Please register for each event separately — tickets are “Pay What You Can” and proceeds will benefit the Urban Growers Scholarship Fund. We ask all participants to comply with the masking guidelines of each site and that unvaccinated folk wear masks to ensure their safety.

Thursday, July 22:

Hamnett Place Community Garden Composting Workshop | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Friday, July 23:

Basics of Hop Farming in an Urban Environment Workshop | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Beekeeping Through the Summer Workshop | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, July 24:

Public Farm Tours

 – African Healing Garden | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
– Braddock Farms | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – BUGS Homewood Historical Community Farm | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Freeman Family Farms and Greenhouse | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hilltop Urban Farm | Opens at 8:45 AM and will offer two 75 minute guided tours at 9:15 AM and at 10:45 AM. The farm will close at 12:30 PM.
Mwanakuche Community Garden | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
– Sankofa Village Community Garden | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  


Highlighted Urban Ag Events: | Registration for highlighted events is listed under their description.|  

Wednesday, July 21

Webinar: Do Healthy Soils Grow Healthier Food? With Pasa Sustainable Agriculture | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM It seems logical that healthier soil could grow healthier food. But how do we measure this and demonstrate it scientifically? Exploring links between the nutrient density of food and the soil it was grown in remains a young field of study — we often have more questions than answers. The Bionutrient Institute is a collaborative project that seeks to shed light on this topic. Join us to learn more about this national project and what it’s uncovered so far. Register here
Backyard Farm School: Tomato School, Grow Pittsburgh at Churchview Farms | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 3897 Churchview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 Learn how to grow and care for your home tomato garden. Farmers Tara, Hanna & Barb will guide participants through the CVF tomato field and discuss everything from seed selection and transplanting, to trellising and pruning, harvesting best practices, to pest and disease management. Chef Csilla will share insight into favorite preparations & uses. We’ll also have some of our favorite go-to resources on hand to share. Instructors: Hanna Mosca of Grow Pittsburgh, Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm, Csilla Thackray of Churchview Farm, and Barb Kline of Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardeners. Register here  

Sunday, July 25

Wilkinsburg Pollinator Garden Group Tour | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 1300 Wood St, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 Register here