Now available – Mayor Ravenstahl's Garden Pittsburgh Program!
Formerly known as the Garden Waiver Program, Mayor Ravenstahl's Garden Pittsburgh Program allows individuals access to City-owned vacant property for gardening purposes.
*UNLIKE programs like Green Up Pittsburgh or Love Your Block, residents must supply their own tools, materials and manpower to garden on the City lot.
In exchange for being granted permission (a license to use an assigned plot) for this use you must agree to the following:
$5 license fee
You must submit a garden plan when applying for approval from the City.
Plot must be clean and demonstrate sanitary conditions at all times. You should not leave tools, bags of dirt, empty pots, etc. on the plot for an extended period of time. If you do not keep your plot clean, you will lose any privileges to the garden.
Once granted, the 2013 temporary license gardening licenses will run from the approval date through December 31, 2013 (unless the City terminates your license earlier).
If you plan on using fencing, you must contact the City's Bureau of Building Inspection to comply with necessary separate approvals.
You may use only the plot assigned to you.
If using water on-site to irrigate your garden, you must keep it properly covered at all times you are not using it.
All gardening at the plot shall be performed at no cost to the City. You shall be solely responsible for the costs of all labor and materials in connection with the use of the plot.