Homegrown: Urban Farming in Pittsburgh

homegrownBy Gloria Nzeka

Eating healthy often appears to come with a high price tag or require a lot of effort and time. This is where creativity and Innovation in the food sector is needed.

One organization in Pittsburgh has successfully established an effective way to make healthy food accessible to the community.

“So we started this project where we go into the community and build vegetables gardens in people’s backyards.”

In this episode of the Food Fix, we spoke to Mr. Richard Piacentini, CEO of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh about Homegrown, a project that was inspired by former US first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program.

Homegrown began as an initiative to encourage healthy eating habits in the Pittsburgh community.

Listen to the story here.

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