Volunteers have harvested 28,000 pounds of food to feed Cleveland’s hungry. We need help weeding, mowing, trimming, watering, nurturing, harvesting and much more! Our workdays are Saturdays from 9 a. m. – noon. Call to arrange to work on other days. Contact Ginger Bitikofer at (216) 774-0407 or email Urban Farm Leader Scott Blanchard.
Trinity Urban Farm In the News
Article in Spring 2016 issue of Edible Cleveland by Trinity member Anastasia Pantsios.
Article in Summer 2014 issue of ChurchLife, the magazine of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.
Support the Farm with Used Inkjet Cartridges
Bring your used inkjet cartridges to Trinity (sorry, Epson brand is not accepted, nor are toner/laser cartridges) and drop them in the recycle box in the coat room. All cartridges are sent to a recycling center in Pennsylvania and the money raised is used to purchase seeds, seedlings and other gardening supplies.
The following poem was offered by Joyce Green, an Urban Farm volunteer, at the annual potluck dinner that kicks off the growing season for Trinity’s Urban Farmers. Note: The bean-dog reference is to another volunteer’s dog, that loves beans.
“Let the Planting Begin”
Welcome to the potluck din,
Our gardening season doth begin.
With some food and drink and thought,
Let us plan our urban plot.
Reviewing tools and seeds we’ve got,
And what plants need to still be bought.
Turn the wheel and then assign,
Vegetables in a new design.
Rotate collards and tomatoes,
Beans and eggplants and potatoes.
With some luck and rain and sun,
Saturday mornings will be fun.
To see the progress as we toil,
With aching backs we prod the soil.
And bring our seedlings to fruition,
A hearty bounty is our mission.
See you there around 8 or 9,
You never know who or what you’ll find.
One thing cer-tain-ly will be,
A bean-dog rambling merrily.
Happy gardening to one and all,
At Trinity’s farm from now ‘til fall.
– Joyce Green, April 20, 2015