September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Walnut Hills Street Food Festival

Join us for the 2019 Walnut Hills Street Food Festival on September 28th from 11-5. Thanks to all of our sponsors! Click the image to see a larger version of the poster.

Want to get involved and receive a free Street Food Festival t-shirt?

We are currently seeking volunteers to help the afternoon of the event and with cleanup. Afternoon volunteers will be event logistics ambassadors, assisting in the children's area, with vendors, and helping guests as needed. Volunteers will be given a sheet with the schedule of entertainment and a site map with names of booths/ activities so they can answer questions. Cleanup volunteers will help with the breakdown of tables and tents, and removal of trash and debris to return the street to pre-event conditions. ALL volunteers receive an event t-shirt. Sign up here!

Share Your Voice!

The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is conducting the social capital survey to better understand the priorities of people who live and work in Walnut Hills and the perceptions of how the community has changed over time.

Please complete this survey if you live, work, or own a business in Walnut Hills.

All information given on the survey will remain confidential. All personal information will be used only to determine whether the survey respondents represent the demographic makeup of the community. We appreciate your time in completing the survey. Check out the survey here!

You can catch us out and about the neighborhood with Walnut Wheels for opportunities to take the survey. Stay tuned for times and locations.


Food Forest & Produce Perks

Produce Perks now available at Food Forest! This smart SNAP/EBT customer received a $19 match on her purchases of fresh fruits & veggies courtesy of Produce Perks Midwest! Food Forest is our grocery store! FREE deliveries around the neighborhood 2x per week.

Check out Food Forest in the parking lot at 954 E McMillan Wednesdays from 4–6pm and Sundays from 10am–noon. Other hotspots are also available in the neighborhood!

This pilot has been made possible by the generous support of The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. Download the Food Forest online grocery ordering app at! Or stop by the PopUp PickUp for a tutorial.

Noir Market & PopUp Produce

We manned our produce stand at the monthly Noir Market with flowers and veggies from Walnut Hills gardens. Catch us around the neighborhood (including at Food Forest PickUps) and the next Noir Market on Sept 21st with more!

Visitors from Aetna

Marie, Kate, and Charles from Aetna Foundation traveled to Walnut Hills and spoke with us and our program partners Freestore Foodbank, La Soupe, Food Forest, Produce Perks, Easterseals, Food Atlas, and UC Medicine about what we're all doing to improve access to affordable, fresh food.

Ioby & Your Big Idea

Share your big idea with crowdfunding platform, ioby! ioby and People's Liberty will be co-hosting several events to help prepare for ioby’s potential Cincinnati launch. Save The Dates! On Nov. 5th @ 7pm there will be a public workshop to learn about ioby. On Nov 6 @ 7pm, Mia Birdsong will help you take the first steps in creating a project with your neighbors.

Want to make a positive change in your neighborhood? ioby can help! Post your project on ioby here.

Beyond Housing

We were so excited to host Beyond Housing and the 24:1 Municipal Government Partnership for a peer learning! Visitors included elected officials and representatives from education, policing, health and economic development. Check out their website here.

Frederick Douglass Garden

Vitality Yoga Teacher volunteers got the Frederick Douglass Elementary School Garden ready for the new school year and the Walnut Hills Garden ready for a fall planting.

La Soupe Samples

We partnered with Kristen and Leah from La Soupe for sweet and savory food samplings for Walnut Hills’ residents. Fruit smoothies and chilled cucumber soup, YUM!

Local Food Month at the Library

We are honored to support the library in their September quest to highlight food, plants, and nutrition in Walnut Hills!

Get Involved



Pre-WHAC Info Session

Please join us September 5, 6:30pm, at Bush Rec Center for an informational meeting with WHRF and the Cincinnati Ballet, in advance of next week's WHAC meeting. The topics are as follows:
The Ballet will host an educational Q&A session to discuss a potential new home for Cincinnati Ballet in Walnut Hills. Architects from GBBN will also be in attendance to discuss possible plans and design. The Ballet thanks you for your interest and looks forward to seeing you.

WHRF will present the proposed redevelopment of the Durner Building (2449 Gilbert Ave) as residential apartments and ground floor office and co-working space. The WHRF is seeking a letter of support from WHAC at the September 12th Area Council meeting, for its application to the City's Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) program.

You can find the presentations here. 

Street Food Festival Volunteers!

Check out the first story in the newsletter for information on volunteering at the Walnut Hills Street Food Festival on September 28th!

Click the link to sign up here!

Street Food Festival $60 Shout Out!

For $60, Kathryne Gardette will spend 30 seconds on stage at the Street Food Festival dedicated to YOU! Your shout out could be a thank you, recognition, commercial, or another creative idea of your choice. Hurry, the number of shout outs are limited.

Click here to purchase a $60 Shout Out!


Pre-WHAC Info Session - Sept 5, 6:30pm @ Bush Rec Center

Neighborhood Cleanup - Sept 7, 9am @ Parkside

Communiversity 70th Anniversary Open House - Sept 10, 5:30-7:30 @ 2220 Victory Parkway (tickets)

Walnut Hills Area Council (WHAC) - Sept 12, 6:30pm @ Bush Rec Center

Thanks to Music Resource Center for a radio broadcast, available Sept 18 & 19, 7pm @ 95.7mrc or

Garden with a Doc! - Sept 14, 10am-2pm @ Frederick Douglass Garden

Walnut Hills Business Group - Sept 19, 9am @ HGC Construction

Property Tax Working Group - Sept 19, 9-10:30am @ 805 Central Avenue, 7th floor

Noir Market - Sept 21, 10am-4pm @ 954 E McMillan St

Art After Dark: Get into the Groove - Sept 27, 5-9pm @ Cincinnati Art Museum

Walnut Hills Street Food Festival - Sept 28, 11am-5pm @ 900 Block of E. McMillan St


Food Forest PopUp PickUp

Every Wednesday, 4-6pm @ 954 E. McMillan St (order by midnight Tuesday)

Every Sunday, 10am-12pm @ 954 E. McMillan St (order by midnight Saturday)

Healthy Harvest Mobile Market

Every Friday 1-3pm @ 954 E. McMillan St

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