For my 72nd birthday this year, I gave myself a present – Sunny’s* Community Garden, a non-profit program that transforms unused urban lots into gathering places for gardeners of all ages to learn about and experience the benefits and rewards of growing healthy food. It was just an empty lot, but on April 22, 2021, volunteers transformed it into a vibrant, urban space with a Growing Area complete with raised beds and a Gathering Area of picnic tables.
First harvest will be this summer/fall!
* My grandchildren call me Sunny.
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Sunny’s Commuinity Garden started with Sandi’s idea of using her many years’ experience as a Master Gardener to transform a vacant piece of land into a safe, accessible garden in the heart of Pittsburgh.
We thank the Rev. Glenn G. Grayson, CEO of The Center That CARES for the use of his land. Sunny’s will yield its first crops Summer/Fall of 2021.
8 3’ x’4’x 8’ Cedar Raised Garden Beds
Hand trowel $20
Garden tug $50
Compost Bin $150
Organic planting mix for raised bed $200
Seedlings for one raised bed $250
Aluzinc extra-tall modular raised bed kits (needed for 2022) $400
5 stained and sealed 6’ picnic tables with attached benches
Bird Feeder $165
Bat House $75
Bird Bath $100
Picnic Table $125
Shade umbrella and base $150
Crafts supplies for Krafts with Kids $250
Garden Site: 613 Granville Street Pittsburgh PA 15219
Office: 5267 Holmes Street #305
Pittsburgh PA 15201
Sunny’s Community Garden Fund is managed by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.