Converting Vacant Land Farm Tour
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food-insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. Tour Wheatland Farm, the second farm site, which is currently being transformed into a thriving farm. The farm operates on one acre of land at a former hospital site that has been repurposed to grow food through a large-scale raised bed growing system and uses a greenhouse for seed starting. The farm sells a portion of its crops to local restaurants and through a veggie box program. In turn, this supports the pay-what-you-can farm stand that provides low-income families with fresh produce.
Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions: From 1-70, take the Rte. 40/Broad St. exit and drive west. From Broad St., turn right on N. Wheatland Ave. The farm will be on the right, directly after the health center parking lot. Please park on the street along Wheatland Ave. and access the farm through the north end of the health center parking lot.
This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.
116 N. Wheatland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022