Columbus Urban Farm Tour: Vacant Lots Becoming Productive Urban Farm
Magic House Farms is a community based urban farm spanning a half acre on converted vacant lots in Franklinton. Starting in its second growing season, the operation has focused on companion planting and intercropping. Across four City Land Bank parcels, the stewards have sought methods that maximize a healthy crop variety and yield by utilizing organic practices to cultivate food for the local community. The expansion and experimentation of projects on the farm have been made possible by volunteer participation. You are invited to come and see how this urban oasis in a distressed neighborhood has grown from a small one man operation to a flourishing and necessary neighborhood resource.
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.