In The News Blog Posts

Black Activists Turn to Farming

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

These 13 Urban Farms And Black Activists Are Transforming The Industry For The Better! Damien Forshe, Keymah Durden, and Randy McShepard grew up together in Cleveland. As adults, they’ve built two greenhouses and four hoop houses, with the goal of teaching their community how to lead happy and sustainable lives. Read more.

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With a Heavy Heart

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

As many of you may have heard, our friend David Wright died last weekend from a sudden heart attack. David was a thinker, an educator, a practitioner of sustainability, a protector of the environment who left a foot print on the earth as small as his spirit was large. Among many other things, he was the permaculture designer for the Rid-all Urban Farm. He was a big, big part of the dream at E. 83rd Street and Otter Road. Services for David Wright will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 Mt. Zion Congregational Church UCC 10723 Magnolia Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44106...

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Growing an Oasis

Posted on Jan 5, 2015

Read a great piece in Produce Grower about us. “How one urban grower is sowing the seeds of community in a food desert, one plant at a time.”

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Toy Gun Buy-Back

Posted on Dec 5, 2014

Bring in your toy gun and get a Brink City comic book at noon on Saturday Dec. 13 at the Boys & Girls Club, 6114 Broadway Ave., Cleveland   The recent tragic event in Cleveland has re-invigorated our toy gun buy-back program. Read or see more about it here and here and here....

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Transforming Waste into Wealth

Posted on Sep 25, 2014

This year, 2014 has been declared the year of Zero Waste by Sustainable Cleveland. By reducing the amount of waste the city produces and sends to landfills, Cleveland can improve human health through the elimination of hazardous waste, protect and increase property values and quality of place, as well as save business, government, organizations and the community money.   innovative ways of dealing with waste can create new business and employment opportunities through either the re-use and recycling of products or the creative design of innovative products or processes that allow for...

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Urban Farm Diet Program

Posted on Mar 26, 2014

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.’s recent Neighborhood Solution Award  will enable Cleveland school students to learn about urban farming, sustainability and healthy eating and wellness.   Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., received the award for an Urban Agriculture and Urban Farm Diet Program. This program brings together the Rid-All Green Partnership and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, to expose youth to unconventional community learning environments while nurturing their understanding and appreciation of urban agriculture, permaculture, sustainability, and...

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