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Free Little Farmstand Sprouts at Franklin Park Conservatory

Anne Evans Anne Evans Free Little Farmstand Sprouts at Franklin Park Conservatory

Similar in mission to a Little Free Library, a new take-what-you-need-for-free farmstand has opened on the grounds of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus of the Franklin Park Conservatory. “We have bountiful vegetable gardens, and a free little farmstand seemed right in our wheelhouse,” says Jenny Pope, Director of Community Outreach and Education for the Franklin Park […]

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Our Garden Brings Together South Side Community

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Our Garden Brings Together South Side Community

With a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 associated with staying indoors, more folks are looking for ways to spend more time outside. And for a South Side community garden, this means more programming to bring the community together, outdoors. Our Garden (The O.G. for short) has been run by Marjorie Chapman, a retired yoga instructor […]

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IE Community Garden Monday Meetup

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill IE Community Garden Monday Meetup

What would you like to see grown in this garden? Do you have any ideas for use of the space? We welcome your thoughts and company. Every Monday join neighbors here from 6 to 7 to discuss plans and ideas and to work in the garden. No commitment. Come once, occasionally, every week. If you […]

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Franklin County Community Gardens Open to Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Community Gardens Open to Public

If you’re interested in community gardening, but don’t necessarily want to start one from scratch, then the Franklin County Community Gardens program may be just what you’re looking for. Launched in 2008, the program features two garden areas open for residents to apply to use each season. “The program came about by Franklin County Commissioner […]

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Q&A: Bill Dawson on Community Gardening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Q&A: Bill Dawson on Community Gardening

If you want to start a community garden in Central Ohio, then there’s one person you most certainly know: Bill Dawson. Bill has been working at the forefront of community gardening efforts for the past two decades and has helped launch new gardens all throughout the region in addition to efforts located on-site at the […]

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Columbus Celebrates Earth Day 2013 for a Full Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Celebrates Earth Day 2013 for a Full Week

Earth Day 2013 officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, but the residents of the city of Columbus prefer to celebrate all week long. Starting this Saturday, April 20th, you’re invited to “Stand Together” to participate in volunteer activities at worksites all weekend long. That includes neighborhood cleanups, tree planting, building community gardens and more. […]

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Grants for 2013 Community Gardens Announced

Brent Warren Brent Warren Grants for 2013 Community Gardens Announced

Community Gardeners, take heart. Grants to support new and existing community gardens throughout Franklin County are being offered for the third consecutive year. The program, administered by The Columbus Foundation with the support of Mayor Michael Coleman, Councilmember Priscilla Tyson and the Franklin County Commissioners, will grant awards of up to $4,000 per project. “Community […]

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