Posts made in November, 2012

Training

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

Training

Sorry you couldn’t make the day-long training session on Saturday, Dec. 1.  Check back for new training opportunities.       Register Now          ...

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News: Urban farm gets $100k grant to fight hunger

Posted on Nov 8, 2012

News: Urban farm gets $100k grant to fight hunger

CLEVELAND, Ohio — An urban farm in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood started by three childhood friends was one of three local groups to receive $100,000 grants from the Walmart Foundation today. The grants to the Rid-All Green Partnership, the Cleveland Foodbank and Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland were given at a ceremony at the foodbank. The money is part of Walmart’s five-year $2 billion initiative aimed at hunger and children in need. In the last two days, Walmart Foundation officials have crisscrossed the state awarding more than $1 million to 13 Ohio non-profit...

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Editorial: Urban farming, and lots of it, in Cleveland

Posted on Nov 8, 2012

Editorial: Urban farming, and lots of it, in Cleveland

Cleveland is growing, and what it grows should gain it more attention. The oft-maligned buckle of the rust belt is becoming a green belt, as weed-spiked wastelands are turned into verdant community gardens. U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, describes the transformation as “one of Cleveland’s best kept secrets.” The city ranks second in the nation, after Minneapolis, in “local food and agriculture,” according to a 2008 SustainLane study. And that was before the cataclysmic foreclosure crisis and subsequent bumper crop of vacant...

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News: Plain Dealer updates readers on Rid-All urban farm

Posted on Nov 8, 2012

News: Plain Dealer updates readers on Rid-All urban farm

“Whatever happened to . . .?” is a weekly series updating some of the most newsworthy and interesting local stories covered in The Plain Dealer. Have a suggestion on a story we should update? Send it to John C. Kuehner . Today, we answer this question: Whatever happened to the urban farm started by three childhood friends in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood with the goal of producing healthy vegetables, farm-raised tilapia fish and jobs for inner-city residents? Despite a tough economy, the urban farm in Cleveland’s Forgotten Triangle doubled its greenhouse space in...

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