By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates and Duquesne Light are reopening the urban garden at PNC Park.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ending Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
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.READ MORE: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
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.”MORE NEWS: 'A Solemn Day For A Solemn Ride': Local Police Honor Fallen Officers With Memorial Ride
Williams said that the garden helps provide more than 300 pounds of fresh produce.