Our mission & Vision

"Eating is an agricultural act."

- Wendell Berry

 

 

Our Mission

To create and sustain a new, regional asset in south Pittsburgh’s Hilltop community, that is committed to growing food, growing farmers and growing a community. Hilltop Urban Farm will benefit its neighbors by being a catalyst for community pride and reinvestment. 

 

our vision

With the tools, education and funding needed to successfully operate, Hilltop Urban Farm will provide entrepreneurial opportunities for farmers; teach children about farming; and offer easy access to healthy, locally-grown food for the community. Hilltop Urban Farm will serve as a national model for leveraging urban agriculture planning and programming to achieve a broad spectrum of community development goals.

 
 Bernie Lamm and Michael Sands inspect the land during the Master Plan process.

Bernie Lamm and Michael Sands inspect the land during the Master Plan process.

 Elected officials at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in August 2017.

Elected officials at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in August 2017.

 A community tour at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

A community tour at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

 A community tour for the Mt. Oliver City/St Clair Community Group.

A community tour for the Mt. Oliver City/St Clair Community Group.