PNC PARK URBAN GARDEN
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When the sun comes out and the sound of cracking bats fills PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities begin their seasonal partnership with Duquesne Light, Grow Pittsburgh, ARAMARK, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to re-open PNC Park's first-ever ballpark garden, the PNC Park Urban Garden. The Urban Garden uses sustainable practices and provides healthy food, grown on-site, to be used in guests' favorite dishes in the ballpark.
The Urban Garden produces a variety of herbs and vegetables hand-selected by ARAMARK's PNC Park Executive Chef Pastor Jimenez, and Grow Pittsburgh's Executive Director Denele Hughson. Guests can experience the growth and harvest of fresh produce such as zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, and more.
The Urban Garden is a part of the Pirates’ commitment to sustainability through the Club's nationally recognized “Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green." initiative.
Not only does the garden use AgRecycle compost mix that was once PNC Park food waste, but the garden also uses recyclables collected by the Pirates to line each of the raised grow beds. In addition, rainwater is collected on the patio as the garden's primary watering source.
A featured stop during PNC Park Ballpark Tours, the Urban Garden also hosts educational programming and special events.