Dirt Collective  is a cooperatively-run,  women owned and operated ecological and chemical free landscaping business. They are passionate about native plants and creating garden spaces that you and all the living things in your garden ecosystem can benefit from. All of the worker-owners are now individually certified through the Sustainable Land care Accreditation at Phipps Conservatory.

Founded in 2014.


The Pinup Couriers Collective is a worker-owned business that operates in the Pittsburgh area by equal owners in the business and who make all decisions collectively. They have no bosses and are accountable only to each other and to their clients. They’re very proud to have built this business on non-exploitative labor!




The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers Cooperative of Pittsburgh (BUGS FCP)  has three major goals: 1) uniting black urban agriculturalists in the Pittsburgh area for mutual support and to work together to solve challenges that urban growers face in Pittsburgh, 2) operating a Farmers Market Cooperative in Homewood, which is a food desert, and 3) to create homegrown solutions to improve food security.   MORE …

Founded in 2010



The East End Food Co-op offers all of the products of a full-service grocery store, but with a natural and local touch.  Shop its friendly, neighborhood store for everything you need for quick week night meals, healthy lunchboxes or seasonal celebrations.   MORE …

Founded in 1971


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Steel City Soils Urban Farm Soil Cooperative is now Zero Waste Wrangler! It’s owned by a sole proprietor now, but they’re even more focused on bringing meaningful solutions for small and medium organizations and businesses looking to improve their operations through reuse, recycling and composting for their waste.

Founded in 2009



Work Hard Pittsburgh’s mission is to create capacity and deliver resources to entrepreneurs and to help organizations apply entrepreneurial thinking to their problems. We create programming, organize communities, and deliver services that lower the barrier to entry to entrepreneurship, while increasing the chances of success for people looking to impact the economic, social, and cultural landscape of our region.   MORE …

Founded in 2013