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Community Gardens Program

Cultivating food security one garden at a time

 
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Community Gardens

Our first community garden was created in partnership with Franciscan Ministries in Cincinnati as a way to share the use of community garden plots with the Cincinnati area refugee population. The successful collaboration led to more community gardens scattered around Cincinnati. As of today, refugees and immigrants cultivate crops in Mt. Healthy, Price Hill, and Camp Washington.  

 

Find our gardens:

Camp Washington Urban Farm
3220 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225

East Price Hill Community Garden
956 Purcell Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232

Franciscan Community Garden, Hartwell
100 Compton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Tikkun Farms Garden, Mount Healthy
7945 Elizabeth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Welcome Garden, Camp Washington
Colerain Avenue & Township Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Participate in weekend garden work days
  • Promote English conversation in the garden
  • Assist with seed distribution in Spring and Fall

Check out our volunteer resources to learn more.

Food Security

Refugees and immigrants take fresh produce home from the community gardens. Gardens also provide produce for residents of their neighborhoods and area food pantries. Access to free fresh food enhances economic security, both for refugees and for other community members who have access to our produce.

Community building

Gardening together facilitates integration of the refugee and immigrant population with the local community.

Health

Working outside in the gardens minimizes feelings of isolation that come with arriving in an entirely new country. The act of gardening creates a positive impact on one’s mental health, in addition to fostering an active and healthy lifestyle.    

Education

Our community garden partner Turner Farm teaches clients about sustainable growing practices and composting. This education enriches our community and alleviates harmful impacts on the environment.

Keep an eye out! Produce from our community gardens (and cooking classes) will soon be available in our upcoming Welcome Market.