ReGen: Building Community with East Hills Consensus Group

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Grounded GSI: A-42

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Petals, Pedals & Plants

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Green Playces: Homewood

The Homewood Green Playce is located on Fleury Way, between Homewood Avenue and Sterrett Street. The site, owned by Bible Center Church, is centered around ideas such as outdoor cooking, strategy games, food entrepreneurship, and artistic decoration. Design Our kid-centered design process led to a few options for this Green Playce, including an outdoor kitchen, a space for educational games, and an art-filled space for imagination and adventure.

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Friendship Circle Rooftop Garden Programming

In July and August 2016, we facilitated a gardening club with The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh. The Friendship Circle is based in Squirrel Hill and works to unite children and young adults who have special needs with teen volunteers to grow and build friendships and enrich the lives of all who participate. Our COO, Evaine, had worked on the design for Friendship Circle’s new rooftop in partnership with Origin4Design as a member of a volunteer committee, and once it was…

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ReClaim the Route: Canstruction

As a part of an annual partnership with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, GTECH and community partners work to activate one of the over 500 vacant lots along the marathon route. In 2015, GTECH partnered with FedEx Ground and Operation Better Block to activate and program a vacant lot along Frankstown Avenue. On April 24, 2015, 50 employees of FedEx Ground worked with GTECH to build out a garden for Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corp. The garden is…

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ReClaim the Route: Homewood Sunflower Project

In 2013, we planted our largest sunflower project to date in partnership with Operation Better Block and The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps assisting in greening up a lot located on Frankstown and Collier in Homewood. The plantings totaled more than 11,000 square feet. The first sunflower garden done in partnership with The Pittsburgh Dick’s Sporting Goods Marathon was back in 2011. Unified in the mission of greening the route, the initial pilot project…

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ReClaim the Route: Junk Collage

GTECH partnered with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and Operation Better Block to green-up a vacant lot around the route. On the day of the Marathon, GTECH, Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps and the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse will set up a space adjacent to Homewood’s water station at North Lang Avenue and Frankstown Road. With help, we collected “junk” to be incorporated into a work of art throughout the day. Like a paint-by-number project, the pieces…

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