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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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In My Garden: Front Street Farmers

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Front Street Farmers

Roommates Mike Minnix and Brandon Hulett have been working on their garden for about a year. The house they moved in to had a large in ground pool that had been filled in with dirt. The space makes a great place for a garden! They needed to add a few deposits of soil to it […]

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In My Garden: The Sherwood’s Large Lot in Linden

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: The Sherwood’s Large Lot in Linden

Our adventure in gardens continues with Stephanie and Dan Sherwood’s large and bountiful Garden of Eatin’ in Linden. When they purchased their home three years ago, they were pleasantly surprised to find out that it also came with quite a bit of land. They were not strangers to having a garden – they had previously […]

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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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At Home: Eclectic Style in Westgate

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Eclectic Style in Westgate

Alan Jazak has been a resident of Westgate for sixteen years. Before that, he was living in downtown Columbus in a twelve unit place on Town St. that he really enjoyed. But the time came when he felt making the investment in a home would be perfect for him. He looked all over the city […]

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Philanthropy Friday: OEFFA

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The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) is a grassroots coalition of farmers, backyard gardeners, consumers, retailers, educators, researchers, and others who share a desire to build a healthy food system that brings prosperity to family farmers, helps preserve farmland, offers food security for all Ohioans, and economic development for rural communities.

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