Adolph Street Community Garden

26 South Adolph St, Akron, Ohio 44304

While our garden has been juggled by different organizations throughout the past four years, it is now fully in the hands of the community and completely volunteer run.  We often have available plots, so please contact Maggie via email in the Spring if you would like to join.  If you aren't ready to grow but would like to learn about growing food or simply do some fun and rewarding work, please feel free to email Maggie about volunteering.  If our garden is full, we can happily point you in the direction of the other nearby gardens. 

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Ms. Julie’s Urban Farming Initiative

9 Ira Avenue, Akron, OH, 44301

This approximately 2 acres of land is comprised of vacant lots that we are leasing from the City of Akron. The products of our garden are used in Ms. Julie’s Kitchen.  In our gardens, we have employed 3 neighborhood boys and 4 summer youth boys,  teaching them farming/gardening skills as well as what to do with the produce once its picked! We compost everything from the restaurant and grow without chemicals.

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Heart for the City Garden

954 Eastland Avenue, Akron, OH, 44305

The Good Soil Garden at ‘Heart 4 The City’ is a Community Garden started to supplement dried goods given from our once a month Food Pantry with fresh foods high in nutrients. The garden also provides produce during our Free lunch program on an alternate Saturday...

 

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Urban Vision Aquaponics

749 Blaine Avenue, Akron, OH, 44310

Urban Vision Aquaponics is run by teens who are a part of the urban ministry Urban Vision. We use fish and plants together, using nature’s design, to bring the best product possible.

The purpose of the business is twofold: to teach business skills to inner city teens and to provide fresh foods to the Akron community. Our business model reflects our dedication to a quality, fresh product. When a customer comes to buy, they set up a time to pick up their produce, which has been picked minutes before...

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Feed My Sheep Garden First Congregational Church of Akron

292 East Market Street, Akron, OH, 44308

In 2012 a church member proposed building a garden to grow fresh produce for its Food Cupboard, a 25-year ministry, with support from area foundations. The garden also was selected as the site for the Akron Arts LIFT public art program, which paid high school and college students to build a gate designed by local artist John Comunale...

 

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Pump House Urban Agricultural Center

411 Ira Avenue, Akron, OH, 44301

The Pump House Urban Agricultural Center was fully established in the spring of 2012. The Center is a collaborative of primary partners Let’s Grow Akron, City of Akron, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc., and Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. The Center sits on the site of the former Firestone Pump House overlooking Summit Lake, alongside the highly energized Ohio Erie Canal Towpath.

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KaRen Community Garden

980 Wall Street, Akron, OH, 44310

Wall Street was occupied by KaRen refugees from ‘Burma’ [they are not Burmese] in late Spring of 2012. Thanks goes to Gary and Patricia Wyatt of North Hill Community Center who let us use their land, also to Keith Franklin who donated rain barrels. It was his late father’s garden for some 30 years.We grow a wide variety of vegetables for the members of our community.

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