The Italian Garden Project

What is The Italian Garden Project?


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Old world gardening know-how, traditions, recipes, memories and more

The mission of The Italian Garden Project™ is to celebrate the joy and wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable garden, preserving this heritage and demonstrating its relevance for reconnecting to our food, our families, and the earth.

Learn more about the project:  The Italian Garden Project Explained

Read more:  Our Website: A Harvest of Italian American Heritage

Upcoming Events

Sewick's Chicks: A self-guided tour of chicken coops in the Sewickley area 

Join us on Sunday, August 31 for the chicken coop tour - only $10 per person, and kids 8 and under are free!  Optionally, an additional guided tour of Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary is available afterward.  See our Programs & Events page for details or buy your tickets now with the button below.


Fig Growing Classes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Growing Fig Trees


New York City class  Sept 7


In The News

Listen to Fenice & Nicola Mercurio and Mary Menniti on "Essential Pittsburgh" on WESA FM radio here

Read about fig growing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article featuring Saverio Strati and Tommasina Floro here

Read about Aldo Sauro's urban garden in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here