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Cleveland Crops

Cleveland Crops

SAW, Inc. d.b.a Cleveland Crops is the nonprofit affiliate of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities that provides training and employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County.

Cleveland Crops is an agriculture and food processing training and employment program designed to create innovative work opportunities and new career choices for adults with developmental disabilities.

Through Cleveland Crops, SAW, Inc. has created several urban farms to grow local food, and train and employ people in the food industry. Additionally, SAW, Inc. has constructed the 5,000 square-foot Cleveland Crops Food Innovation Center (FIC) at the Terrence M. Ryan Agricultural Education Center.

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Cleveland Crops

SAW, Inc. d.b.a Cleveland Crops is the nonprofit affiliate of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities that provides training and employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County.

Cleveland Crops is an agriculture and food processing training and employment program designed to create innovative work opportunities and new career choices for adults with developmental disabilities.

Through Cleveland Crops, SAW, Inc. has created several urban farms to grow local food, and train and employ people in the food industry. Additionally, SAW, Inc. has constructed the 5,000 square-foot Cleveland Crops Food Innovation Center (FIC) at the Terrence M. Ryan Agricultural Education Center.

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Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens is a Boulder-based nonprofit organization established in 1998. Growing Gardens mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. Growing Gardens envisions people experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land, and each other. Through its many gardening-based programs, Growing Gardens strives to reach gardeners and would-be gardeners of all ages to work alongside the organization and build community through urban agriculture.

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Youthmarket

Youthmarket

Youthmarket is a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and designed to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to communities throughout New York City. Through Youthmarket, families in NYC have increased access to farm fresh food; youth in these areas have earned money and learned small-business skills; and farmers in the New York City region are achieving higher revenue through access to under-served markets.

Partly as a result of the inaccessibility of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, many neighborhoods in New York City are experiencing epidemic rates of diet-related disease like obesity and diabetes. At the same time, the NYC Dept. of City Planning reports that more and more supermarkets are closing. Youthmarket, which is based on the Greenmarket model, seeks to overcome this problem by linking regional farmers with underserved consumers in New York City. Communities benefit from an influx of fresh, healthy food and farmers access new markets without the costs associated with retailing.

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Backyard Urban Garden Farms

Backyard Urban Garden Farms

Backyard Urban Garden (B.U.G) Farms is a top ’40s-heavy but mostly medium listening, muckraking Community Supported Agriculture project that aims to provide the freshest, tastiest, sustainably grown vegetables for our patrons in bustling Salt Lake City. Following the innovative and practical SPIN farming model, we cultivate a constellation of backyard plots that equate nearly an acre of urban farm-lets that have enabled us to feed up to 100 families and select restaurants. In addition to growing produce, we also whip, stew and squeeze up a keen selection of prepared soups, packaged foods, and juices.

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