Columbus Urban Farm Tour: Expanding Urban Farm along High Street Corridor
Harriet Gardens is an urban farm in Merion Village which grows high quality fresh vegetables and herbs on a formerly overgrown ½ acre plot of land along the High Street corridor. The farm was started in the summer of 2016 and sells produce to area restaurants and at the North Market Farmers Market. In 2018 the farm will be expanding in size and will also add a high tunnel for season extension. The farm will also expand its marketing efforts to include the Bexley and Clintonville Farmers Markets. The farm uses no synthetic pesticides and focuses on building soil health by adding nutrient rich compost. Pest control strategies include the use of row covers and beneficial insects.
The Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series is a joint project sponsored by the Franklin County Office of Ohio State University Extension, and the Columbus Urban Farmers Network. The goal of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series tours is to demonstrate to the general public the many benefits of urban farms in Columbus. There is no fee or advance registration required to participate in these tours which are open to the public. Farm tours will be held rain or shine and participants should dress accordingly.