City Fresh

Initiated in the winter of 2006, the City Fresh market garden training program aims to develop a learning network focused on the promotion of urban agriculture in Cleveland and other traditional urban centers in Northeast Ohio. The market garden training program has five primary features: 1) Education and training on basic business planning and growing techniques suited to urban areas; 2) Hands-on learning through workshops at the George Jones Farm and Nature Preserve in Oberlin, Ohio; 3) Organization of youth entrepreneurship through summer employment opportunities; 4) Cultivation of a network of urban market gardeners to promote sharing of tools, equipment, knowledge, and marketing; and 5) Provision of start-up funding for urban agricultural enterprises.

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