Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) and Grow Pittsburgh have formed a partnership to conserve select urban agricultural lands in perpetuity.
The Three Rivers Agricultural Land Initiative (TRALI) collaboration is focused on preserving city land for local agriculture purposes. Most properties where community agricultural projects operate are not protected long term and the owner may require users to vacate the premises at any time. However, when a community agricultural project becomes a TRALI project, the land will remain an agricultural project in perpetuity, removing any possibility of development.
Grow Pittsburgh has a long-term land management agreement with ALT to support urban agriculture on the land. If the community decides agriculture is no longer a desired use, the land will remain a greenspace asset owned by ALT. Garden groups enter an agreement with Grow Pittsburgh to ensure they can continue at the site for as long as it is kept active, and Grow Pittsburgh will support their efforts through programming.
TRALI accepts applications from interested garden groups on a rolling basis throughout the year. TRALI personnel may also reach out to community agricultural projects they feel may be in jeopardy of being removed from their land.