One of East Liberty’s community garden located in on St. Clair Street in East Liberty was noted in an article for the Autumn 2008 issue of Table magazine, a food and culture magazine for Western Pennsylvania.
The project began when Kim Wynnckyj, marketing director of the Whole Foods in East Liberty, suggested a community garden to ELDI. Plans were made to sell the produce and donate the money to charity. Nathan Wildfire of ELDI suggested the Enright Park site at the end of South St. Clair Street.
The main support for the garden comes from the Kentucky Avenue School, but help and donations have come from all over Pittsburgh and the East Liberty community in order to make the garden possible.
The produce from this garden will be used for several things around the neighborhood. Most of it will be sold at East Liberty’s monthly farmers market by students from Kentucky Avenue School and then those funds will be donated to charity. Chef Lon Durbin of Whole Foods will also give cooking classes to the students to create a connection between what they are growing and what they are eating.