Youth Urban Farming Tour
See how high schoolers are transforming agriculture in Cleveland! Since 1996, Green Corps, an urban agricultural work-study program for teenagers started by the Cleveland Botanical Garden, has been training youth to grow and sell produce at five farms on the east side of Cleveland. Tour guests can visit the program’s oldest farm, established in 1996 in the Midtown neighborhood on land owned by Dunham Tavern and Museum, the oldest building in Cleveland, which will also be open for tours. Youth farmers will describe the history of “The Little Yellow House” located on site, as well as square foot gardening, composting, herb spirals, and beekeeping. Co-sponsored by OEFFA’s Lake Effect Chapter, this event also features food demonstrations, music, and family friendly activities, such as scavenger hunts and crafts. Fresh produce will be available for purchase.
Directions: From the I-490/I-71/I-90 interchange, take I-90 N approximately 2 miles to Exit 173B. Merge onto Chester Ave. traveling east. Drive 1.5 miles and turn right on E. 66th St. The farm is immediately on the left.