Grounded At Home

Grounded At Home

Grounded At Home is a new program bringing miniature gardens, or “Grow Bags” to everyone! Whether you have access to a backyard, live in an apartment, are a master gardener, or have a green thumb, Grow Bags make gardening accessible to all! For every grow bag purchased, Grounded will distribute another to one of our program partners located in food-insecure and/or environmental justice communities in the Pittsburgh region. 

  • POWER – a Pennsylvania organization for women in the early stages of recovery
  • Hello Neighbor – a Pittsburgh nonprofit committed to supporting recently resettled refugee families
  • Families in various Pittsburgh area neighborhoods considered food deserts including House of Manna in Homewood and Hazelwood Initiative.

Why Your Support Matters 

Equity in access to nature = community health

Many residents across our county don’t have access to livable, well maintained green space. Being in and around nature reduces stress, relieves anxiety, improves educational achievement, and boosts earning potential.

Unfortunately, low income and/or communities of color have the least access to high-quality open spaces. This is an environmental justice emergency.

With your support, we can change this reality. With your help Grounded can:

  • Equip and invest in the folks already stepping up to beautify their neighborhoods
  • Transform distressed vacant lots into vibrant community spaces
  • Push forward policy initiatives that increase equitable access to high-quality public spaces
  • Work with youth partners to incorporate kids into the beautification of their communities
  • Support local businesses and the efforts of our City Government to turn the issue of vacancy into an opportunity

Grounded At Home Grow Bags bring joy to all using plant life. 

In times like these, we all need a bit of joy. Nurturing plants can do just that!

Each grow bag features herbs, vegetables, and a pollinator-friendly flower. Bags are filled with PittMoss – an organic recycled paper soil. Made right here in Pittsburgh, PittMoss helps grow healthier, bigger plants, while protecting vital wetlands.

What’s Included?

  • Pre-planted grow bag
  • Directions on how to keep your plants healthy
  • Grounded Strategies 2019 Annual Report
  • Personalized thank you
  • Gnorman the Grounded Gnome magnet

Grounded Staff Prepare At Home Grow Kits

Reserve Your Grow Bag Today!

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Complete the form at the bottom of the page indicating how many grow bags you want to purchase. 
  2. Select a pick-up date and time
  3. Share your growth! Use the #GroundedInGoodness to share your plant’s journey. 

Your Investment

$30 – Single Grow Bag

$50 – Buy One, Give One

$100 – Buy Two, Give Two

$150 – Buy Three, Give Three

$200 – Buy Four, Give Four

Other – if you’d just like to support this campaign in any amount

Upcoming Pickup days 

Grounded is adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and offering contactless pickup at our office.
Our address is 6587 Hamilton Ave.

  • Wednesday, July 15th @ 4pm – 6pm
  • Friday, July 24th @ 1pm – 3pm

Grounded At Home Partners: 

Special thanks to our partners for helping make Grounded At Home possible: