In partnership with Lorain Community College, Goodness Grows will begin a certificate level specialty crops in 2014. This business plan is for Goodness Grows to create a separate entity that would seek its own accreditation, for the sake of providing better farmer training at a lower cost.
Bloomtown will provide a safe, nurturing, and productive agricultural environment for adults with disabilities, setting itself apart from other workshops in the area with its superior facilities, agricultural expertise, and its leadership in training methods and tools to equip adults with disabilities to find employment in integrated community work settings.
Camp Joseph Badger Meadows (JBM) is a 235 acre church camp supported by 50+ churches of Eastminster Presbytery--a district of Presbyterian churches which includes churches in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Warren, Youngstown, and Lisbon. While JBM has, at this point, no separate legal standing apart from the Presbytery, the camp's budget, operations, and programming are the responsibility of the camp committee, consisting of an approximately equal number of clergy and lay persons from the presbytery.
Wholesome Valley Farm is an education and marketing hub for the Greater Holmes County community.We serve both Amish and non-Amish.The farm has a retail store onsite for producers to sell their product through the store.Joel Kurtz also works to market these products through other channels for the farmer.The farm also produces vegetables and free-range eggs,with plans to produce grass-fed meats in the future.We hope to have healthy affordable food for the community that is convenient to buy.Also make it easy for producers to learn how to produce this quality product and then market it for them.
OzoneFarm eCommunity is a loose-knit informal collection of coders, web developers, inventors, and other folk that have ideas for a better world. We also happen to believe in protecting the ozone layer through better farming. The name indicates that we have our heads in the clouds but aren't afraid of physical work.
The POWER project is a mobile farmers market with a strong nutrition and horticulture education focus. The functions of the POWER project are as follows.
• A mobile teaching unit to build gardening, food preservation, retail ready, nutrition and cooking skills
• A resource (information, equipment, etc.) library for local producers and consumers
• A bridge between buyers, retailers, and sellers. The unit will purchase fresh produce at market value from community and market gardens and sell to restaurants, small grocers, or directly to consumers