Homewood News

Recent events in Pittsburgh have residents ‘Buying Black’

  December 8, 2017 Pittsburgh Courier by Diane I. Daniels Holidays the perfect time for Black business owners to display their products The past few weeks have been saturated with insightful activities and events. From business expos, Small Business Saturday events to an author’s event, they have provided an opportunity for those to “Buy Black.” […]

There is fresh produce out there — and a new guide helps Homewood residents find it

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 8, 2017 by Kate Giammarise A full-color, 33-page guide aims to connect Homewood residents with healthy fresh food in their community. The Homewood Healthy Food and gardening Access Guide, which contains information about community gardens, farmers’ markets, stores and emergency food resources, will be available beginning Saturday at the Homewood Good […]

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 16, 2017 by Rebecca Sodergren A fruit cart provided three high school students with work experience and underserved neighborhoods with fresh fruit this summer — and the program may be continuing in other Pittsburgh neighborhoods on a more long-term basis. Timothy Lydon, a South Hills native who had lived in other U.S. cities […]

New Community Engagement Center shows Pitt’s commitment to community

Pittsburgh Courier August 11, 2017 by Diane L. Daniels Last month the University of Pittsburgh announced that Daren Ellerbee had been appointed as the Homewood Community Engagement Center director. The first of five CECs is projected to be established and operating in Homewood and servicing surrounding neighborhoods by spring 2018. “I’m excited about working in […]

Returning to the land: Urban gardeners hope to put vacant lots to good use in Homewood

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 4, 2017 Jake Flannick A grass-roots group of gardeners and community activists is turning two overgrown lots in Homewood into an urban farm, seeking to expand access to healthy food and improve the collective well-being of this once-fertile neighborhood. The group, called the Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Cooperative […]