“Perry Hilltop a haven for hives, health and honey in the heart of the community!”
From Perry South / Perry Hilltop, Gavin Deming established beehives at Ballfield Farm in Perry Hilltop so that the natural landscape will heal, agriculture will flourish, and local honey can be produced. Neighborhood children from the Pittsburgh Project participated by painting the hives and the hives will pollinate gardens at Ballfield Farm that provide fresh food for more than nearby 30 households.
“Keeping bees near Ballfield Farm was something that many participants had desired for many seasons, but without significant financial investment, we were unable to fulfill the desire,” said project leader Gavin Deming. “We are able to make this a reality with the Sprout Fund’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant.”