Our community garden supplies fresh organic produce to the Food Pantry

Site

411 Broadway St

hours

seasonal

Team

  • Amy Cavicchia, Coordinator
  • Michael and Heather Henry
      

      

The CCDF Garden is a member of Grow Pittsburgh, an urban agricultural program catering to Allegheny County.  Not only does our garden bring together members of our community to develop gardening skills, but the produce grown in the garden goes directly to the CCDF Food Pantry to be used by local families in need.

With a seed, you can feed a person in need.

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how you can participate this season

1.

Routine Maintenance

Lawn mowing, plant watering, weeding... all of these chores can use your TLC.  Most weekends, volunteers will be active behind the garden house tending to the community garden, and they are always happy for extra hands. A little help can go a long way. For more information on any regular upkeep tasks that you would be willing to take on, click here to contact us.

2.

Volunteer Days

Stay tuned in the fall for Harvest Weekend. Growing season is in fully swing. The CCDF Garden Team planted their gardens at the end of May. After a full season of hard work, we will need all hands on deck to harvest all the organic produce for our food pantry.

3.

Plot Adoption Program

This year's pilot Plot Adoption Program featured the following five groups. We are so grateful for their involvement. It has been such a rewarding experience for everyone, and we were so happy to welcome neighborhood participation in our community garden. 

 
  • Ladies and Littles
  • Girl Scout Troop #55244
  • Daisy Troop #16346
  • Cub Scout Pack #333 Wolf Den
  • Local Day School
 
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The “Adopt a Plot” project is designed to bring the community into our community's garden. It teaches children that with a seed, you can feed those in need in our community.

Open enrollment in 2018's "Adopt a Plot" Program has begun. If you have a group that would like to participate, please email Amy Cavicchia at amy.cavicchia@coryfoundation.org. Starting in May 2018, 5 new groups will begin gardening a plot of land. After initial planting, each group will grow, water, maintain, and harvest, fruits, vegetables and herbs. The majority of the harvest will go to the CCDF’s food pantry, located at 1000 5th Avenue in Coraopolis.

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Keep up-to-date with garden volunteer dates by following our events tab!