Camp Washington volunteers are rolling up their sleeves and developing a two-acre parcel of land on the old Workhouse site into an urban garden. They also have the help of the River City Correctional Center residents who enjoy learning about farming and being outside.
They already have the winter crop in the ground. It consists of bibb lettuce, bok choy, peas, garlic bulbs and strawberries.
As our urban population continues to grow, the desire for more green and growing space also continues to grow. On February 27, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens will hold a Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium featuring a panel of knowledgeable and well-respected experts discussing a wide range of ideas and solutions to maintaining the natural world in an urban setting. Scott Beuerlein from the Cincinnati Zoo will be one of those experts, and he’s in the studio with Mark Perzel to discuss the symposium.
Chelsea VandeDrink spends a few minutes with the founder of the Urban Farming organization, Taja Sevelle, who has a local focus on reutilizing rain water by capturing it in 30 barrels purchased through a grant from the Coca-Cola Company, then using that to water the community gardens Urban Farming has around Cincinnati.