ReClaim South Ambassador Project: Garden on Gearing
Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim
Topic: Community Gardens, Vacant Land
Parent Project: ReClaim South
About the Project
The Garden on Gearing is a small community garden in the neighborhood of Beltzhoover, next door to the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council office. Gordon envisions that in the coming years the garden will be a place of inter-generational education centered around food. Activities will be held at the site next season for people of all ages to learn growing techniques, cooking skills and fruit tree tending.
In the future, a large mural at the site will be designed by a local artist and painted by neighborhood youth.
“When you grow stuff and you have kids involved, they’re more likely to eat the carrot that they’ve grown than a store-bought one. And I just want that. There’s a way to bring people together.”— Gordon Hodnett – ReClaim South Ambassador, Beltzhoover
401 Gearing Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210, USA