Posts made in January, 2014

Transforming a Community through Urban Farming

Posted on Jan 9, 2014

The Rid All Green Partnership, founded by Damien Forshe, Keymah Durden and Randell McShepard, launched in 2010 in an effort to transform a once illegal dump in the Kinsman neighborhood of Cleveland into an urban farm. As a participant in the Aspen Ideas Festival Pitch Competition hosted by the Case Foundation, Rid All Green received the audience-favorite award and $5,000 to create a new greenhouse for the project. We sat down with Randell for our second installation in the feature series on our pitch competition winners (read Girls Who Code HERE). The Rid All Green Partnership’s farm not...

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Damien Forshe one of most interesting in 2014

Posted on Jan 9, 2014

Cleveland Magazine picked Damien as one of he most interesting people of 2014 Damien Forshe THE RID-ALL GREEN PARTNERSHIP CO-FOUNDER, 45 Why he’s interesting: Forshe’s early days of exterminating roaches and rodents throughout Cleveland’s inner-city public housing as owner of Rid-All Exterminating Corp. planted the seeds for creating one the largest urban agricultural districts in the U.S. Now, he and two childhood friends, Keymah Durden and Randy McShepard, from Cleveland’s Lee-Miles neighborhood have transformed a neglected part of Kinsman known as the...

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