Garfield Community Farm Shares Love of Gardening with Neighborhood

Posted on: August 4, 2015 | Written By: Doug Oster | Comments

 

John Creasy has been growing organic produce at the Garfield Community Farm since 2008.

John Creasy has been growing organic produce at the Garfield Community Farm since 2008.

John Creasy has his hands full managing a three acre farm and bioshelter on top of a hill in Garfield, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The farm has lots of Swiss chard growing in the fields.

The farm has lots of Swiss chard growing in the fields.

I spent some time with him talking about why he’s dedicated to providing fresh, organic produce for locals. “I’ve always loved gardening, he told me for an upcoming TribLIVE story.  This space has allowed me to be who I am,” he said about the farm.
The fields are filled with squash, zucchini, Swiss chard, tomatoes and much more including lots of flowers to attract pollinators.

The full story runs this Friday, August 7, 2015.

It’s all about Creasy’s passion for education, ecological restoration and food justice.

He also has lots of ideas for gardeners on how they can help the hungry too.

Creasy works in the bioshelter at the farm.

Creasy works in the bioshelter at the farm.

 

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Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”