Posts made in October, 2012

Aquaponic Urban Farm Grows Vegetables through the Winter Snow

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

Published on Oct 28, 2012 John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Cleveland, Ohio to visit the Rid-All Green Partnership Farm. In this episode you will learn about the Will Allen inspired farm that is using aquaculture as well as greenhouses and hoop houses (high tunnels) to grow food year round even through the snow ridden winter in Cleveland. After watching this episode you will learn the basic techniques of how to grow even if there is snow outside as well as how a basic aquaponic system is put together. Finally you will discover many other facts about growing...

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Our Comics

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

Our Comics

We’re reaching out to hundreds of school kids through our Brink City “Green In the City” Comic Book. So far we’ve published five out of the planned 12 editions. We are working with local schools and sponsoring an essay contest to encourage students to understand the effect “woes” have in the community. Those woes include contaminated water and soil – including the land Rid-All has transformed into an urban farm. Our comics were turned into a play that was put on at the Karamu Theater in Cleveland. Hundreds of school children attended, as did others...

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News: Black/Land Project writes about Rid-All Green’ the Ghetto

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

News: Black/Land Project writes about Rid-All Green’ the Ghetto

Public green space are rarely the first words that comes up when Black/Land asks people about their relationships to land and place. African-American relationships to urban land in the post-industrial Midwest hold especially complex stories. How does the mix of  agricultural roots, displacement through urban renewal, neighborhoods plagued by illegal dumping, and the strong inter-generational neighborhood ties that characterize black urban communities today connect to a vision of green cities full of parks, community gardens, mature tree cover, and peaceful walking trails? Damien Forché has...

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News: Plain Dealer story about 3 childhood friends starting an urban farm

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

News: Plain Dealer story about 3 childhood friends starting an urban farm

CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s called The Forgotten Triangle, a sparsely populated no-man’s-land on the edge of Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood where the few remaining residents joke that the population doubles at night, when outsiders come to dump garbage, debris and tires. It is in this most unlikely of places, on roughly an acre of land that itself had become an illegal dump, that three childhood friends came to form a business that is, as co-founder Keymah Durden says, more a “mission to transform the city of Cleveland.” They started a farm Click here to read...

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Our “Black Gold”

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

Our “Black Gold”

We take food waste add some worms and make “Black Gold,” a rich nutritious soil. It’s ideal for farms, roof-top gardens and raised-bed gardens in inner-city neighborhoods where people are who are concerned about digging in the ground.  This is the soil in which we grow our vegetables. We also offer it for sale. Vermiculture is the process of creating extremely rich compost by giving fruit and vegetable “garbage” to earthworms. The worms then digest the produce, and their “castings” become a rich fertilizer, or concentrated potting soil. Rid-All operates and maintains an EPA...

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