By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates and Duquesne Light are reopening the urban garden at PNC Park.

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On Thursday, volunteers prepared the space on the suite level, planting vegetables and herbs that will grow there.

The urban garden prepares the ballpark with healthy foods.

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Pirates president Travis Williams says that there is a new feature this year that Pittsburghers will see around the city.

“For every home run, home or away, we’re going to plant a tree around the city of Pittsburgh and in the region,” Williams said. “We’re going to target underserved neighborhoods where there’s a need to plant trees and really help improve that heat island effect that is happening around those neighborhoods.”

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Williams said that the garden helps provide more than 300 pounds of fresh produce.