Urban Agriculture in Ohio Cities

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
In formerly vacant city lots across Ohio, urban farms are increasingly sprouting up. Ohio State University Extension, is partnering with urban growers to increase the production of local foods and to create jobs. Columbus now has an estimated 30 urban farms, and Cleveland has 45.  One of these partnerships is Franklinton Farms located in Columbus, Ohio. Franklinton Farms is a network of urban farming plots where traditional farming techniques and high and low tunnels are used to produce enough vegetables, fruits, and herbs to supply a 40-member community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. In 2019, the CSA plans to expand to 75 members, said Nick Stanich, executive director of the nonprofit operation. That’s in addition to the hundreds of pounds of produce the operation donates to area families and homeless centers in Franklinton. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: CFAES