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Sean W
300 Stockton Ave
(East Allegheny (Deutschtown) )
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the project

The Allegheny Commons Community Garden has transformed an abandoned and dilapidated space into a useful and attractive plot. This area now provides accessible gardening opportunities to the socially and economically diverse Northside, North Shore, and other City of Pittsburgh residents, businesses, and organizational contributors, while returning a chronically underused parcel to an appealing and active use. What began as an idea in 2018 became a reality in 2019. Residents worked diligently to transform an abandoned lot into a community asset.

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the garden served as a place where community members could meet in a safe and socially distanced manner. This allowed neighbors to maintain and grow friendships and healthy and nutritious food during a challenging time.

the steps

The Community Garden at Allegheny Commons wants to build on its past success and improve the space's accessibility, functionality, and attractiveness.

  • Increase garden capacity through new bed construction
  • Install attractive signage to increase community awareness of the garden
  • Continue improvements with the lot surface and surrounding fence
  • Excavate land and install water lines within the garden plot

why we're doing it

We are building the Allegheny Commons Community Garden to encourage new relationships and exchanges among people, support healthy lifestyles through gardening and develop a distinctive community asset.

Your contribution is valued and will help us to:

  • Continue building upon a once derelict space that has become a community asset
  • Beautify and improve gateways to Allegheny Commons Park/Northside/Deutschtown
  • Improve relations between diverse communities/neighborhoods
  • Provide opportunities for business district engagement
  • Build partnerships with community organizations and establish educational opportunities
  • Promote stewardship and community involvement with local youth



Allegheny Commons Community Garden – Updated budget for garden development




New raised garden beds


Hardware for bed construction


Soil for new beds and maintenance of existing beds




Tools for parcel maintenance




Land excavation for water lines



Total = $7,712.55

  Normal Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $7,830.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $117.45


- 6 new raised garden beds $2,000

- Hardware for bed construction $200

- Soil for new beds and maintenance of existing beds $1,500

- Plants $200

- Tools for parcel and garden bed maintenance $500

- Signage to beautify the garden and promote the garden to surrounding community members $1500

- Land excavation to route water lines from the exterior of plot to within the garden space $4,100


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


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