Food Access Updates

Food Access and Healthy Initiatives

Findlay Farmstand & Healthy Harvest Mobile Market

The Findlay Farmstand  and Healthy Harvest Mobile Market opened their doors in May and June. They both aim to tackle food insecurity in Walnut Hills, providing residents with access to fresh, local produce. The Market operates every Friday from 1-4 pm and the Farmstand operates every Thursday from 4-7 pm.  Both the  are located in the old Kroger park lot.




Permaculture Garden at Life Skills High School

Healthy Outreach Coordinator Gary Dangel lent his support to Walnut Hills business owner Linda Matthews, creator of the garden next to Bush Recreation Center. The “Harvest of Promise Community Garden” teaches youth the values of permaculture and neighborhood gardening – to see the original description and see more picture, click here!



Concord Garden, Melrose Garden, UC Serves, GO Local, and Volunteering in May

Students and other volunteers from UC Serves and GoLocal helped build a hugelkultur (a type of raised bed made without digging into the soil) and spread wood chips at the Melrose Garden, where trees were also taken down using funds from the City of Cincinnati Urban Agriculture grant. UC Serves also cleared invasive honeysuckle for a permaculture installation at the Julie Hanser Garden, and GO Local built raised beds and planted flowers at the Melrose Garden.  Our Concord garden has made progress this year too, with planted seedlings and fresh wood chips to kick us off in spring and summer!

Our CFO and Healthy Outreach coordinator Elizabeth Waite and Gary Dangel, respectively, have been working with the young women in recovery at First Step Home to build a veggie garden. They are also looking for volunteers for Farm Chef’s Jaime Stoneham, who is conducting Cooking For The Family classes at Bush Recreation on Fridays – if you or someone you know is interested, contact us at