Pittsburgh To Host America's Largest Urban Farm
by Sebastien Malo, Reuters
Posted: 2017-09-15 09:02:32 EST

NEW YORK - The U.S. city of Pittsburgh, once a dynamo of heavy industry, will soon become home to the country’s largest urban farm, part of what advocates say is a trend to transform former manufacturing cities into green gardens.

The Hilltop Urban Farm will open in 2019, consisting of 23 acres (9 hectares) of farmland where low-income housing once stood, two miles (3 km) from the city center, designers say.

On top of farmland where winter peas and other fresh produce will be grown by local residents and sold in the community, the farm will feature a fruit orchard, a youth farm and skills-building program. Hillside land will eventually have trails.

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