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.

The garden raised more than 600 pounds of food its first year. Plans include collaborating with Haven of Rest’s Harvest Home women’s program and University Park Alliance to become a market garden. The garden will continue to donate produce to the Food Cupboard while creating opportunities for individuals to learn how to grow and market food.