Urban Farm project

This is the second year for the local three-year Ohio Microfarm Project.

MANSFIELD -- The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, in partnership with The Ohio State University-Mansfield, has invited the public for an updated overview of the Ohio Microfarm Project on Oct. 23 and 24.

This is the chance to see second-year results of a three-year project.

The Oct. 23 event is a virtual tour from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. It will virtually showcase community partnerships, urban farming, resiliency of farming, and co-op development.

The Oct. 24 slate is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is brought to you by the Richland Gro-Op and will exhibit two urban microfarm and two rural microfarm outings, all a result of the input received from last year’s symposium.

The registration deadline closes at noon on Thursday, Oct. 22. Click here to register.

Here is the zoom schedule of events for Oct. 23.

2020 Ohio Microfarm Project Virtual Symposium

Oct. 23 Zoom Schedule

-- 9 to 9:30 a.m. Introduction & Overview

Given by: Dr. Kent “Kip” Curtis, Principle Investigator

Located in: Main Meeting Room

-- 9:30 to 11 a.m. Creating Community Partnerships

Given by: Dr. Kent “Kip” Curtis, Principle Investigator

Deanna West-Torrence, NECIC Founder and Executive Director

Glennon Sweeney, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Senior Research Associate

Located in: Main Meeting Room

-- 11 a.m. to noon LUNCH HOUR

Microfarm Project Collaborative Video

Located in: Main Meeting Room

Conversation Café

Located in: Conversation Café Meeting Room

-- Noon to 1:30 p.m. Urban Farming Breakout Session Room #1

Given by: Walter Bonham, Food Lab Inc. (NECIC Urban Farm)

Justin Ocheltree, NECIC Urban Farm Farm Manager

“Roots and growth of urban farming from a couple of practicing urban farmers.”

Resiliency of Farming Breakout Session Room #2

Given by: Amanda Stanfield, GrowFourth Urban Farm Owner

Judith Wheeler, Gro Naked Farm Owner

“Weaving microfarming into an otherwise very busy life—How to be resilient.”

Building a Cooperative Breakout Session Room #3

Given by: Matt Stanfield, GrowFourth Urban Farm Owner

Tim Hicks, Happy Mouth Farm Owner

Andy Vaughan, Richland Gro-Op Assistant Marketing Director

“Building and managing your own membership cooperative—Reflections of the first year.”

-- 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. MENTAL HEALTH/RESTROOM BREAK

Conversation Café

Located in: Conversation Café Meeting Room

-- 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Debriefing and Feedback

Located in: Main Meeting Room

-- 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Conversation Café

Located in: Conversation Café Meeting Room

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