Trip to Rid-All Green Partnership

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11:00AM
Rid-All Green Partership
8129 Otter Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44104

Join us for a day at Rid-All Green Partnership in the Kinsman area of Cleveland. We’ll learn about their important work that impacts our city and region.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Tour of the facility
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Hands-on work at the tree farm.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Light snack and panel discussion


From Rid-All Green Partnership

We have turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood into an urban farm where we grow produce to bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train others on this work.

We farm. So far, we’ve built two green houses, four hoop houses and a 40,000 Sqft. Aquaponics fishery. One of our greenhouses is dedicated to our Classroom settings with aqua farming of “black talipia” fish. Soon we will be adding perch, blue gill, bass and another types of talipia to our tanks.

We create “black gold,” our super nutritious soil. How? From produce discarded by the Cleveland Food Bank; from wood chips from the city of Cleveland’s forestry department; from coffee grounds supplied by local coffee houses and others; from leftover hops from Little Mountain Brewery in Kirtland and from Black Box Brewery.

We use that rich soil for ourselves. We sell it to others, and recently we joined an EPA-funded collaboration with the Buckeye Area Development Corp., the city of Cleveland and Environmental Health Watch in the “Greenhouses & Green Houses” program. Rid-All soil was put into four community gardens and 15 backyard gardens as a first step in creating an urban eco-village in the Buckeye Neighborhood, and we are committed to working with our partners and the residents on community gardens, healthy food and housing.

We educate adults. We are a Regional Outreach Training Center of Central State University, A 1890 Land Grant recipient and supporter of urban agriculture reform. We are a product of training and mentoring from Growing Power, Inc. network, founded by Will Allen. Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization that works with people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. This mission is implemented by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

We educate youth. Our Youth Educational Programming falls under our “Green ‘n tha Ghetto” banner. It is geared toward educating and entertaining young people and the general community on environmental sustainability. Our Brink City comic book series is one of the tools used to reach the urban youth. We partner with collaborators to educate youth and adults on environmental stewardship, training others to reclaim fallen urban fields and transforming them into productive plots of land that offer healthy local food.