Building Regional Sustainability through Urban-Rural Connections

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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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2016 Summer Sprout Community Gardening Application

The 2016 Summer Sprout Community Gardening program application is now available! Click here to access the application.  

Please complete the application and send it to Erin Richardson at richardson [dot] 489 [at] osu [dot] edu or mail the application to the offices of OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County at 5320 Stanard Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103, Attn: Erin Richardson.  The application deadline is 5:00PM on July 31, 2015. ... Read more »

Tri-C High Tunnel Workshop

Tri-C will host a high tunnel workshop from July 14-16, 8am-4pm, rain or shine at its Eastern Campus, located at 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122.  This 3-day seminar will provide hands-on instruction to 15 participants with serious intentions of crop production (traditional or hydroponic) within a high tunnel.  For more information or to complete an application, click here.... Read more »

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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Low Cost Trees Available

An organization called Fourth Grade Foresters has worked for the last nine years with Lions Clubs, natural resource conservation districts, city tree boards, and local business owners across the county in an effort to connect them with the fourth grade classes in their local elementary schools.  They sponsor a tree for each fourth grader to take home and plant on Arbor Day. Since 2006, over 700,000 trees have been planted.... Read more »

Summer Sprout: Cleveland's Community Gardening Program

Looking to start a new community garden with your neighbors, church, or organization?

FPC Community Food Guide Updated for 2015 Season

The popular FPC Community Food Guide has been updated with new farmers' market and CSA information for the 2015 season! The guide is free to download and print but official hard copies are coming soon to local farmers' markets and community centers - be on the lookout! The updated version can be downloaded here.

2015 Double Value Produce Perks Press Release


Improving Fresh Food Access: Incentives through “Produce Perks” offered at Cuyahoga County Farmers’ Markets

CLEVELAND, OHIO – May 18, 2015Seventeen farmers’ markets, two farm stands and one mobile market throughout Cuyahoga County are participating in a program that offers incentive dollars to customers utilizing the Ohio Direction Card, according to Ohio State University Extension in Cuyahoga County.... Read more »

Focus Group - We Need Your Opinion!

The Prevention Research for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University is hosting two focus groups at the OSU Extension office in Cuyahoga County for SNAP and SNAP-Ed participants (past or present) to share thoughts and experiences on healthy eating programs and initiatives in Cleveland communities.  Please see the flyer here for more information about dates and times and share the information with anyone who may want to participate!... Read more »

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Health & Nutrition