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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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In My Garden: Clintonville Urban Homestead

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Clintonville Urban Homestead

Jared Boyd is another person who did not grow up having a garden. His interest in food began later on in life while working at Northstar Café. Then he read Wendell Berry’s ideas and was hooked. Boyd and his wife Jaime moved to their home in Clintonville eight years ago and have been gardening for […]

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At Home: Lush Patio Space in German Village

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Lush Patio Space in German Village

Remember the feeling you get when you walk into a place and just know it is for you? That happened to husbands Chad Huguenin and Scott Elder when they were shown a place in German Village. They had looked at a lot of homes, many in the Short North and German Village because they wanted […]

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In My Garden: Robin Oatts’s pretty and practical backyard

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Robin Oatts’s pretty and practical backyard

Robin Oatts bought her home in Clintonville about three years ago and has been slowly working to improve it. She loves fresh fruit, tomatoes and hot peppers. A Belle of Georgia peach tree was one of the first things she planted. “I love peaches,” she says. Although this year, squirrels have managed to get every […]

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City Folk’s Farm Shop offers urban homesteading tools and education

Anne Evans Anne Evans City Folk’s Farm Shop offers urban homesteading tools and education

A new shop in Clintonville wants to become your go-to place for all things homesteading. City Folk’s Farm Shop is full of everything you need to turn your city lot into a productive urban homestead. You’ll find the tools, supplies, and know-how to get you raising chickens, composting with worms, and keeping bees. Shawn Fiegelist […]

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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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