CLEVELAND — See how high schoolers are transforming agriculture in Cleveland during this free farm tour.
Green Corps is an urban agricultural work-study program for teenagers started by the Cleveland Botanical Garden, which has been training youth to grow and sell produce at five farms on Cleveland’s east side.
Tour guests can visit the program’s oldest farm, established in 1996 in the Midtown neighborhood on land owned by Dunham Tavern and Museum, the oldest building in Cleveland, which will also be open for tours.
Youth farmers will describe the history of “The Little Yellow House” located on site, as well as square foot gardening, composting, herb spirals and beekeeping.
Co-sponsored by OEFFA’s Lake Effect Chapter, this event also features food demonstrations, music and family friendly activities, such as scavenger hunts and crafts. Fresh produce will be available for purchase.
This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.
— Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association