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Sustainable Farm Tour Coming To Mansfield

8 Jul , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This summer you have the opportunity to “get your shoes in the dirt” with tours and workshops featuring sustainable farming.

The 2022 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, presented by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, features 18 farms, businesses, and workshops in three states – Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan – providing unique experiences for farmers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable agriculture and local foods.

On August 13 at 1:00 PM, the Tour hits Mansfield with the showcasing of the NECIC Urban Farm and The Food Lab with farmers Walter Bonham and Justin Ocheltree.

According to the organization’s website, “ The Mansfield Microfarm Project (MMP) is a community-university collaborative to create economic development through sustainable microfarming (small-plot, high-intensity organic agriculture) in post-industrial urban spaces. The main objective is establishing a sustainable community-based training program for aspiring beginning farmers that provides farming and business skills necessary to manage a small-scale intensive farm operation.

This program also supports economic development in the low-opportunity North End of Mansfield through two organizations: the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) and the Richland Gro-op (RGO). 

Attendees can expect to see and discuss best growing procedures, obstacles faced during development, the operation’s processes of marketing and sales, composting procedures, crop plans, how their co-operative operates, and more.”

This event is free and open to the public.

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