Central State University Cooperative Extension realizes that urban agriculture has the power to bring communities together.
A good example of this is New Harvest Café and Urban Arts Center. Based in Columbus’ Linden neighborhood, this project reclaims vacant lots for natural areas and food production, engages youth in agriculture through an urban 4-H program, hosts a weekly farmers’ market, and provides space for contemporary artists.
With the opening of the café, New Harvest became an unpretentious gathering place for the entire community to share their interests and enjoy authentic soul food sourced from nearby gardens.
Join this free farm tour to see garden sites, 4-H projects, the café, and the arts center, and learn about plans for constructing a fresh market and commercial kitchen facility, which will allow community members to develop value-added products.
Franklin County CSU Extension Agent Renita Porter will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.