Akron Urban Agriculture
Building better urban communities one neighborhood at a time through agriculture, conservation and sustainability. Awareness and advocacy is part of our primary pillars for building a better community that focuses more on farming, gardening, supply chains and sustainable practices in rural or urban environments.
The main goal of (AUA) Akron Urban Agriculture, is to spread awareness of local quality gardening, farming, food production, mass extinctions and sustainability in the city of Akron. As a part of this goal, we hope to raise the standard of quality food options in Akron public schools as well as the University of Akron. For that reason our (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture program will activate and motivate local food web networks and neighboring schools. To achieve these goals, we have already started a community garden at the University of Akron main campus and we are raising funds with the goal of implementing a seasonal extension of food cultivation through methods such as a solar greenhouse or high tunnel (hoop house). We see the local production of quality healthy food as a means to address current issues ranging from air pollution, food shortages, homelessness, non nutritious foods, waste management and unemployment. We also believe food as a important catalyst to create real unity while raising the community consciousness among the different cultures that comprise the city of Akron through gardening and farming. In addition, we are constructing green building structures monthly with local urban farmers and gardeners in Ohio.
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Local (Akron) Farms
"Locally grown" refers to food and other agricultural products (for example, wool or flowers) that are grown or produced, processed and then sold within a certain area. However, there's no standard definition of "local," and so businesses touting their "locally grown products"
Farmers Markets (Local)
Akron Farmers Market
Barberton Farmers Market
Countryside Farmer's Market (Howe)
Countryside Old Trail School (Winter)
Garrettsville Farmer's Market
HAPI Fresh Farmer's Market
Haymaker Farmer's Market
Stow Community Farmers Market
Summit Lake Neighborhood Market
Monthly (USDA) Workshop Speakers
Arthur Hawkins, Urban Conservationist, (NRCS) Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA
Kashava Holt, Outreach Specialist, (FSC) Federation of Southern Cooperatives
William Cook, Urban Conservationist, (NRCS) Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA
Akron High Tunnel Initiative (USDA)
A High Tunnel System, commonly called a “hoop house,” is an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, and is available with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Designed for project and/or operational support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Specific funding is available for arts learning activities, outreach to rural populations, organizational professional development, and programs involving folk arts.
Hands-on Social Media Workshop Announced
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About (Akron Urban Agriculture)
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- Sat, Sep 25Zoom Virtual LinkSep 25, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMZoom Virtual LinkThis workshop explains the preliminary process for receiving a free high tunnel through the NRCS. Please register so you can get access to workshop so we can send you a via email link. Make sure you write down any questions you may have and wait till the end of the workshop for questions & answers