By ANNE CLOONAN
...The garden, to be called the Steel Valley Food Project, would allow vegetables to be grown year-round, even in winter, Mr. Voelker said.
The produce will be sold to the Voodoo Brewery locations and other restaurants in Allegheny County, he said. Depending on how much produce is grown, some may also be donated to food banks.
Children in grades K-12 could work on the project, he said, adding, “It would be wonderful to empower them.”
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More about Homestead, PA:
The area on the south bank of the Monongahela River now comprising the boroughs of Homestead, Munhall and West Homestead saw the first white settlers arrive in the 1770s. One hundred years later, much of the existing farmland on the flats and hillsides by the river was purchased, laid out in lots and sold by local banks and land owners to create the town of Homestead. The town was chartered in 1880. The building of a railroad, glass factory, and in 1881 the first iron mill began a period of rapid growth and prosperity. In 1883, Andrew Carnegie bought out Homestead Steel Works, adding it to his empire of steel and coke enterprises. Carnegie had recently acquired a controlling interest in Henry Clay Frick's coke works on the Monongahela, setting the stage for the dramatic labor clash in Homestead.
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