The NFL, in partnership with Ohio State University Extension and the City of Cleveland’s Summer Sprout program, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and NFL partner Verizon hosted an event on April 28, 2021, to build a community garden and create a pollinator garden and learning area at William Rainey Harper School. The community garden will be a source of hands-on education for students, teaching them basic plant science while actively demonstrating that growing your own produce can be fun. The garden will help to address food insecurity and access to healthy options. Food grown at the garden will be donated to the local community and will support snack time at the school. OSU’s Summer Sprout and several master gardeners led the garden build, with the help of students, parents, and teachers. Follow this link to learn more.
Sourced from: Cleveland.com
Tags: Newsletter, Cuyahoga County
Farmers and gardeners in Cleveland are getting more representation through a new Farm Service Agency county committee for urban agriculture, one of the first of its kind. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the committee in August 2020, along with four other new urban committees across the country.
The new county committee just wrapped up its first election. Three Cleveland farmers and gardeners were chosen to be on the committee.
“Cleveland has been at the forefront of urban agriculture for decades,” said Jamel Rahkeera, one of the new committee members and president and co-founder of Village Family Farms. “We just look forward to being a leader … being one of the five initial cities, we’re definitely going to set the bar high.” Follow this link to read more.
Sourced from: Farm and Dairy
Tags: Cuyahoga County
Legacy cities such as Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron, Ohio face major challenges in the 21st-century economy, including loss of economic base, aging infrastructure, social polarization, and continued sprawl despite population stabilization. Ohio’s legacy cities have many highly-sought features such as dense, walkable centers, abundant and affordable housing, and infrastructure, and closely-knit communities and skilled workers from their industrial past and immigration history. How can legacy cities leverage these assets to restore their economic vitality while promoting a socially just and sustainable community?
Join The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis on Friday, March 12, 2021, for a special presentation with Charles Marohn the Founder and President of Strong Towns and the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. Follow this link to learn more.
Sourced from: CURA
Legacy cities such as Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron (Ohio), Buffalo (New York), Leipzig (Germany), and Manchester (UK) face major challenges in the 21st century economy, including loss of economic base, aging infrastructure, social polarization, and continued sprawl despite population stabilization. Ohio’s legacy cities have many highly-sought features such as dense, walkable centers, abundant and affordable housing and infrastructure, and closely-knit communities and skilled workers from their industrial past and immigration history. How can legacy cities leverage these assets to restore their economic vitality while promoting a socially just and sustainable communities? The panel discussion is taking place Friday, January 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST. Follow this link to learn more.
Sourced from: CURA
Tags: Newsletter, Mahoning County, Summit County, Cuyahoga County
- Pots and Plots (soils, planning the garden, season extension, container gardens)
- Insects!Diseases!Critters! OH My! (pest management information)
- Buzz about Pollinators (information about pollinators)
- Seeds – Come and Get Them (seed distribution information, pilot testing in six counties in August and all counties in spring)
- Donating Your Victory (food pantries, food banks, etc.)
- Cook ‘N Can It! (What to do with your Victory (preservation, recipes, other)
- Show off the Good, The Bad & The Ugly (people submit photos)
Tags: Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Newsletter
Tags: Cuyahoga County, Newsletter
- Marc White one of the co-Founders and Farm Operations Manager from Rid-All Green Partnership, a local non-profit from the Kinsman Neighborhood located in Cleveland, Ohio. Rid-All Green Partnership is a urban farm that helps educate people living in the area about growing local, healthy food.
- Michaela Oldfield, Director of Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance. Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance serves as the backbone organization for collective and collaborative impact on creating resilient, sustainable region solutions for all.
- Nicole Wasmuth, AmeriCorps VISTA and Registered Nurse of Hall Hunger Initiative in Dayton Ohio. Hall Hunger Initiative works with the Dayton, Ohio community partners to create a sustainable and just food system in the Miami Valley area of Ohio.
- Alan Wight faculty at Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the University of Cincinnati.
- Rid-All Green Partnership in the Cleveland, OH area bring education and training to the Kinsman community about urban farming and healthy food habits. They have several green houses, hood houses, and an aquaponics fishery on site.
- Green Umbrella in the Cincinnati area, works within a 10 county area to be the convener of collaboration on food policy and environmental change. Their current projects include: healthy soils, farm to school, healthy eating and healthcare, and zero food to landfills.
- Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the University of Cincinnati presentation was on the food mapping efforts they are involved in, in the Cincinnati community. The maps integrate the beauty of art with the sophistication of geographic science to help people in the Cincinnati community understand where they can find local urban farms and edible food.
- The Hall Hunger Initiative in the Dayton, OH area showed the link between the health system and food system in American and ways to improve upon it.
Tags: Cuyahoga County
Tags: Cuyahoga County