Value-Added Urban Production Farm Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Erich Hooper started growing in the city at Hooper Farm in 1994 and has become known as the 'godfather' of Cleveland urban agriculture. This farm enjoys a national reputation, and Erich is active in advocating for urban agriculture farm bill initiatives. Hooper Farm has over an acre of production situated on residential land and is home to an on-site market stand, educational outreach, and a catering company which provides healthy, local, sustainable food at events such as the Hessler Street Fair and Case Western Reserve's Food Justice Conference. They also cater for the city of Cleveland events and professional athletes and musicians. Tour attendees will see the greenhouse, production fields, and supporting infrastructure. Come with questions and leave with ideas!
Music and food provided. Come prepared to work on farm projects, if you'd like a hands on experience!
Cost: Donations encouraged.
Directions: Hooper Farm is very close to the I-71 and I-490 interchange. From I-71 N, take Exit 247A. Use the right lane to take exit 247A for W. 14th St. toward Clark Ave./Steelyard Dr. Keep left and follow the signs for W. 14th St. N. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto W. 14th St. Turn right on Castle Ave. Turn left on W. 11th St. The farm is on the right.
This Central State University event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.
2835 W. 11th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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