Hazelwood Urban Agriculture
Sustainability & Food Security
Hazelwood Initiative, Inc.
4901 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
The Hazelwood Urban Agriculture Team is dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable food sovereignty and food security initiatives in our community. From facilitating access to land for growing food, to advocating for protection of our forests and green spaces, the Hazelwood Urban Ag Team is a voice for sustainability and ecological consciousness.
We are offering free bed-allotments for residents and neighbors at several sites throughout Hazelwood. We steward community gardens located at Monongahela and Minden street, at the corner of Elizabeth and Lytle Streets – known as "Everybody's Garden" – and the "Glen Hazel Community Garden" on Imogene and Johnston Ave. For additional information about participating in the community gardens, contact Matt Peters, Community Garden Manager, at email@example.com.
The Urban Ag Team is also host to programs such as the Hazelwood Beekeepers' Collaborative, a network of beekeepers in the 15207 region; stewardship of a legacy heirloom tomato, a unique landrace developed by longtime resident Sam Strati (1930-2017); distribution of seeds and plants at community events and upon request; and a fiber arts initiative which helps create economic opportunity for a community of growers, dyers, spinners, knitters, and weavers. Furthermore, we look forward to expanding the scope and capacity of our Urban Ag Team to include small animal initiatives like goats and chickens, or raising fish in an aquaponic greenhouse system.
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