Northeast Ohio Regional Food Collaboration Project Final Report

The final report for The Northeast Ohio Regional Food Collaboration Project is available. To read about Brad Masi's work on network mapping and the regional food system click the link below.

Food Waste: A Northeast Ohio Conversation


Saturday, November 7th, 10-2pm

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USDA -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces New USDA Commitments to Help Build Up Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Today, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will announce today a commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize $5.6 billion over the next two years to USDA programs and services that serve new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Deputy Secretary Harden also will announce a new, tailored web tool designed to connect burgeoning farm entrepreneurs with programs and resources available to help them get started.  The new web tool is available at Read more »

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?