PROGRAMS

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Let’s Get Growing!
Community Garden Workshop & Expo

Let’s Grow Akron teams up with OSU Extension and Summit County Master Gardeners for this FREE annual event that takes place ahead of each growing season. Gardeners are invited to attend workshops, gather information about local gardening resources, choose free seeds for the season and network with other growers. Click the flyer to register!

Community Garden Leader Training
Tuesdays February 23 – April 13, 2021

Interested in starting your own community garden? This FREE six week training will give you all the information you need to get started and connect you to a network of other community garden leaders. Click to flyer to register.

Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

Healthy Foods Preparation and Preservation Community Education Program

Cooking demonstrations and canning classes and teach people of all ages how to plan and prepare healthy meals on a budget, plus canning, freezing, fermentation and dehydrating methods to preserve fresh garden produce. Community Canning sessions provide assistance and equipment to assist gardeners in preserving the harvest for year round consumption.

Cooking demonstrations will be held virtually this season. Find updates and registration information here: http://letsgrowakron.org/virtual-cooking-classes/

Community Composting Cooperative

Urban Honey Bee Project

The Urban Honey Project promotes a sustainable bee population in Northeastern Ohio in addition to providing a healthy sugar alternative to food deserts in urban areas. We believe the symbiotic nature of beekeeping can achieve both goals through partnerships, education and community outreach. Education includes beginning beekeeping, hive management with an overall theme of improving pollinator habitat, and community education about honey bees and other important pollinators. Laura Urban of Urban Honey Bee provides instruction and assistance to those interested in placing hives in community gardens or learning responsible beekeeping in the city environment.