September 14th 7:00-8:30 p.m. Rust Belt Riders (5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland)
Join us at Rust Belt Riders to learn about the importance of composting food waste and how to do it! These composting professionals have answers to all of your questions, so be prepared to bring them!
September 16th 10:00-3:00 p.m. Rid-All Green Partnership (8129 Otter Road, Cleveland)
Come out to Rid-All Green Partnership to learn everything you need to know about aquaponics. More details to come.
Farm the City on Solid Legal Ground Workshop
September 20th 4:00-7:00 p.m. OSU & CSU Extension (5320 Stanard Avenue, Cleveland)
Central State University Cooperative Extension specialist and experienced lawyer Ambrose Moses III will discuss the nuances and key considerations for building your farm’s legal framework, so you can grow with a piece of mind. Urban farmers seeking to grow or start their businesses face many of the same legal issues as rural growers, while also encountering challenges unique to their urban location. Like other businesses, urban farmers should take care to form a legal structure that suits their goals, protects themselves and their assets from liability, and prepares for safe and legal labor management. There will be plenty of time for questions, so come prepared to articulate your biggest challenges. $15, cost includes light refreshments. Pre-registration required by September 12 and space is limited to 25 people.
Garden Learning Circle
September 25th 6:00-7:00 p.m. Collinwood Friends Garden (251 E. 156th Street, Cleveland)
Garden Learning Circles are designed to provide a place for gardeners to network and share information. Come tour Collinwood Friends Garden and meet other Cuyahoga Gardeners.
From Community Garden to Equitable Business
October 18th 5:30-7:00 p.m. Good Earth Farm (9600 Madison Avenue, Cleveland)
From Summer Sprout garden to Market Garden – come meet Jeanette Toms, owner of Good Earth Farm, and get honest answers to all your questions regarding SNAP incentives for produce, high tunnels, or even chickens, and learn what it takes to be a profitable urban farm! This workshop is outdoors, please dress for the weather.
It Takes Water to Make Food
November 16th 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cleveland Metropark’s Watershed Stewardship Center (2277 W Ridgewood Dr, Parma)
Agricultural production accounts for more than 40% of water used in the United States. Learn more about water consumption for food production with Ohio State University Extension, and discover ways that consumers can reduce their water footprint. Naturalist Debra Shankland will take us on a tour of the Stewardship Center and provide more insight as to how to protect our freshwater resources.