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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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CivitasNow Installs Hanging Vegetable Garden at Dinin’ Hall

Walker Evans Walker Evans CivitasNow Installs Hanging Vegetable Garden at Dinin’ Hall

If you’ve been to Dinin’ Hall in Franklinton to enjoy some food trucks, but thought that the exterior environment was a bit too stark, then you’ll be please to see some new changes the next time you return. Alternative advertising agency CivitasNow has recently installed a new hanging garden on the outside of the building. This […]

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Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

The houses that line the streets in the South Side’s community near Lincoln Park show the hard times that have fallen on the area. It’s not hard to find a vacant home with broken or boarded up windows or overgrown lawns. The median house price is only $32,500, which is better than where the prices […]

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Franklin County Commissioners Invest in New Community Gardens

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Commissioners Invest in New Community Gardens

Believe it or not, Spring is almost here! And the planting of new community gardens will follow close behind. The Franklin County Commissioners announced today that they would be investing $20,000 in local garden grants, in addition to offering space at the Franklin County Gantz Road Community Garden. “Growing up on a farm, my family was […]

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JSDelia Investing in Redevelopment and Neighborhood Pride on the South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans JSDelia Investing in Redevelopment and Neighborhood Pride on the South Side

Community Gardens. Wallscape murals. Historic home renovations. John Delia has got his hands full. This Long Island native moved to Columbus four years ago and has completely immersed himself in the community, and his company JSDelia is working hard on making a positive transformation in long-neglected neighborhoods. We recently spoke with John for a Q&A […]

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In My Garden: The Summit Community Garden

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: The Summit Community Garden

Britany Hoeffer did not grow up gardening. She got involved with the Summit Community Garden and has been leading it for about two years. The garden was started in 2008 by Josh Blankenbeckler. He was involved in the student chapter of the University Area Enrichment Association (UAEA). Catherine Girves introduced him to April Calkovsky, another […]

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Franklinton Farm Project Competes for Pepsi Grant

 Submitted News Franklinton Farm Project Competes for Pepsi Grant

Franklinton Gardens – an urban farming project located in the historic west side neighborhood of Franklinton – is currently competing for $50,000 in funding through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Started in 2007 as a lone community garden on a small vacant lot, Franklinton Gardens has since developed into a thriving network of gardens and food […]

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