About

Welcome to Gardweeno!

Gardweeno is a garden project located at 1014 Bell Ave. 15104 for middle school aged youth to design, build, learn, grow, and eat together through the creation of a garden. Funded by the Sprout Fund and in full support of North Braddock Cares and the Borough of North Braddock, this program will provide opportunities for youth to grow as leaders and decision makers; as learners getting hands on experience with Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM), as well as positive strategies to cope with stress and failure, and boundaries for positive behavior. Gardweeno will be an inspirational site for youth to experience constructive engagement with their surroundings.


Except for a demonstration bed, the garden will be designed and maintained by tweens working together. This is their garden, and the fruits of it are theirs too. We are only here to help them succeed.
We are going to be learning technology in the garden using sensors connected to mini computers. Kids will have the chance to try out lots of activities, not only digging and gardening, but graphic design, photography and videography, computer programming, building, and teaching other community members about their work.



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SUPPORT:


This project was supported in part by the Hive Fund for Connected Learning at the Sprout Fund. The Sprout Fund enriches the Pittsburgh regions vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. Founded in 2001, Sprout facilitates community-led solutions to regional challenges and supports efforts to create a thriving, progressive, and culturally diverse region. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, The Sprout Fund is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania's leading agencies on issues related to civic engagement, talent attraction and retention, public art, and catalytic funding. Learn more and get involved at sproutfund.org.



North Braddock Cares, Inc. is a nonprofit group whose purpose is to achieve economic and social development within the borough of North Braddock. It recognizes the contributions of individuals as its most important asset. It encourages the contributions of individual citizens for the good of the North Braddock community.
Braddock Youth Project is a youth work skills training program that seeks to foster skills that will aid youth in advancing toward positive life outcomes, by providing meaningful and sustainable community development projects, generated and maintained by the youth. These projects harness the energy and creativity of the youth to promote positive culturally relevant change in their community.








Our other indispensable partners include

The Borough of North Braddock
Garden Dreams
North Braddock Recycle Park Project 
and the incredible and ongoing support of our neighbors and friends.

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