Urban Agriculture

Village Family Farms Farmers' Market is Looking for Volunteers

Village Family Farms is looking for volunteers to help out with the farmers' market on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.  Responsibilities may include:

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CCCFPC Highlighted in New Study on the Policy Development Process

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition has been highlighted in a study published through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention which examines the policy development process and investigates FPC's role in developing and implementing four different pieces of legislation.  See the abstract below or click here to view the full study.  

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Growhio Moving Forward With Local Food Aggregator Pilot Program

Anyone who is familiar with the local food movement in northeast Ohio has probably heard mention of a group called Growhio at least a few times. For those unfamiliar with Growhio, the organization developed out of the City of Cleveland’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 summit in 2009 with the goal of serving as a meta-brand for local food in northeast Ohio and uniting isolated partners within the local food movement.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Agriculture Sustainability Institute at UC Davis releases resources for urban ag impacts

 The UC Sustainable Agriculture and Education Program and UC Agriculture and Natural Resource Division (UC ANR) are embarking on efforts to build capacity within UC ANR’s programs to serve urban farmers and urban agriculture policy makers.  Through a UC ANR competitive grant, UC SAREP created several resources to make current research on impacts accessible to urban agriculture practitioners.... Read more »

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Growing Success From the Ground Up

April 18, 2015 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: 
Cleveland Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
8611 Hough Avenue
Cleveland 44106

This workshop will provide a better understanding of the resources available for urban farmers.  Learn about soil health, seasonal high tunnels, drip irrigation and available funding from the experts.  Tips on using social media to promote your farm and farm product will also be presented.

Local Food Mondays (Registration Required)

March 2, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room
2701 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107

Monthly Local Food networking and capacity building events similar to the highly successful events conducted by Entrepreneurs 4 Sustainability, will begin Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. at the Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 2701 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107.
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Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Produce Perks 2013 Snapshot Summary

Strapped for time to read a full length report about the program? Check out this 2013 program snapshot.

FRESHTOBERFEST - Cleveland's Youth Garden Battle

September 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Childhood Nutrition in collaboration with Dunham Tavern Museum present: FRESHTOBERFEST - Cleveland's Youth Garden Battle.  Come taste the freshest food grown by Cleveland's youth.  Local chefs will be paired with youth garden participants for a tasting competition and fresh food celebration.  Music and performanaces by Dee Jay Doc and the Fresh Camp.  Free admission | Donations accepted... Read more »