Reap the Benefit Helps Refugee Response’s Work at Ohio City Farm

Sat 9/14 @ 7PM

One of main groups working at Ohio City Farm is the program run by Refugee Response, an organization which assists refugees in settling and acclimating in their new home. And since many refugees in Cleveland come from agricultural backgrounds, translating their old-country skills to a new setting feels natural.

While the farm itself has transitioned to a for-profit business model, its parent organization, which provides mentoring, tutoring and other services to new arrivals, is a nonprofit. That’s why it hosts its annual Reap the Benefit, which takes place at the farm, the better to introduce more people to this semi-hidden jewel, one of the area’s largest urban farms.

The events features food from 20 local restaurants and chefs using food from the farm, food trucks, five bars, a fire pit, live music, ethnic performances, glass beehives, raffles, a keynote speech by author/filmmaker Loung Ung and the chance to tour the farm and see the work being done there. Tickets, $125, or $200 for VIP, include valet parking.

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