Ohio City Speaks About Urban Farming at St. Patrick’s Church

Tue 10/23 @ 6-8PM

Urban gardening has been growing rapidly in Cleveland in the last decade. And Ohio City was one of the leaders. Many years before the current boom, the Kentucky Community Gardens existed, one of the oldest community gardens in the city, where today more than 100 gardeners grow crops organically. In 2010, the Ohio City Farm began its first season as the largest urban farm in Cleveland, with several groups including refugees and developmentally disabled working there.

So the discussion at the inaugural Ohio City Speaks event, focusing on urban farming and in particular the farms and gardens in Ohio City, should be jam-packed with intriguing stories and valuable information. Speakers include David Stack talking about raising bees and chickens at home, something becoming more common as Cleveland passed its “chickens and bees” ordinance almost a decade ago; FarmFare’s Laura Adiletta revealing what “farm to table” really means; Michael Bartunek telling the story of Ohio City Farm; Phil Woodcock sharing Kentucky Gardens’ narrative; and Brandon Traud on edible education and community building.

There will be snacks and refreshments and time to meet the neighbors. It takes place on the lawn outside St. Patrick’s Church, weather permitting; bring a lawn chair. It will be inside otherwise. It’s free; register here if you like. It’s not required.

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