Dedication of Cleveland’s Growing Power Environmental Science Commercial Urban Agriculture Training Center
Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Join the Rid-All Green Partnership and Will Allen to dedicate Cleveland’s Growing Power Environmental Science Commercial Urban Agriculture Training Center
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011
East 81st Street and Otter Ave., Cleveland
This event, hosted by noted urban farmer Will Allen, will feature an interactive tour of the center’s greenhouse, hoop houses and more, with stations on:
— Composting and soil delivery
— Crop selection, management and maintenance
— Aquaponics and the center’s connection to Growing Power
— Environmental justice and community outreach
— Plans for the Forgotten Triangle and urban agriculture
— Green in the Ghetto youth and community engagement
— Food distribution and partnerships
RSVP by July 12 via this website.
Rid-All Green Partnership members:
Rid-All Exterminating Corp., Growing Power,
Environmental Health Watch, PolicyBridge,
Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Green in the
Ghetto, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Supporting partners include: Burten, Bell, Carr Development Corporation; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Sirna and Sons Produce; Sisters of Charity Health System; and Sodexo.
Rid-All Green Partnership
Our mission is to transform communities by providing them with accessible nutritionally rich food items to improve their over all health. These efforts are also supported by our training and educational activities. Theses activities assist the community in conceptualizing the value of environmental stewardship.
Urban Agriculture: The Rid-All Green Partnership is an official Growing Power Environmental Science Commercial Urban Agriculture Training Center. Our training center services the entire greater Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania region under the Will Allen urban agriculture model.
Youth Educational Programming: Our Youth Educational Programming falls under our “Green n’ the Ghetto” banner. It is geared toward educating the youth and general community about environmental sustainability. Our Brink City comic book series has been one of the tools that we have used to reach the urban youth.
Eco-Deconstruction is an innovative tool intended to contribute to a community’s revitalization. Eco-Deconstruction is actually a new term to describe an old process - the selective dismantling or removal of materials from buildings before or instead of demolition. What is innovative and exciting is how communities can potentially use the process of deconstruction to support and complement other community objectives.