Camp Washington Urban Farm

Camp Washington Urban Farm

IMG_4841 Our garlic is sold at Madison’s at Findlay Market

Camp Washington Urban Farm Collage CGC

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CWUF rain barrel CWUF Kevin Rev Pam WUCC Radishes Bye Bye Donkeys

The Camp Washington Urban Farm began in 2014 at the 2-acre site bounded by Valley Park, River City Correctional Center, Monmouth Bridge and I-75. See our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Washington-Urban-Farm

Easy eatin’ is hard growin’. We simply need more helpers to keep this farm going. We have tomatoes and peppers growing, and those will be harvested soon for the folks who use the Washington United Church of Christ food pantry. We are losing the battle with weeds, and “soldiers” from the River City Correctional and volunteers like Sam Gorman are slowly getting rid of the weeds. It’s easy to see how a difficult job like farming is only for the hardiest individuals. We must keep in mind why we are attempting to grow fresh produce in our so-called “food desert.” We do not have a grocery store that carries fresh produce so we have to make our own to share.

Camp Washington Urban Farm (CWUF) Donates Harvests
JOSEPH GORMAN • COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Crop Manager Kevin Graef delivered two huge harvests of radishes, cucumber, onions to Camp Cupboard and the C.A.I.N in Northside. We also have grown garlic for the Madison’s at Findlay Market and they will be selling these in their fine store. Thanks to the many volunteers who are helping with farm work!

IMG_0157 grow bed workersIMG_0623garlic IMG_0740004  volunteering 

CAMPCamp Washington Art & Mobile Produce project – a way to get fresh produce and fun art to folks. Skip Cullen led the construction of the cart and bike; Cal Cullen from Wave Pool Gallery oversees the art activities; Joe Gorman from the Camp Washington Community Board, Inc. helps monitor, account funds, and promotes the project. We fill the cart with produce from the farm, bike it to a location in Camp – the pool, for instance – and give out free produce to residents. We also have art activities – coloring books with vegetables, recipes, etc. This project funded by City of Cincinnati Engage Cincy grants through the City Manager’s office. The project also calls for a food map of the Camp, led by Alan Wight, University of Cincinnati. The food map shows all the locations in Camp where food is grown, handled, eaten, produced.

Cal and Matt by CAMP at Pool

CWUF donkeys

Camp Washington Food Map:

Camp Washington Food and Community Asset Map – Pages

An article in the July 2016 University of Cincinnati newsletter:

http://cech.uc.edu/headlines/2016/CAMP-grant.html

 

 

Skip and Joe riding CAMP

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    S. SCHNEIDER
    May 19th, 2016 at 9:09 am

    YES. I hope this idea catches on. It is a busy time of year for gardening and outdoor animals. The donkeys are very sociable (especially the male) and adorable. I just wanted to mention that it seems they need special attention to their hooves…NOW! One of the donkeys needs more attention than the other. I’m just concerned that if the hooves have been neglected, are their other regular preventative care/grooming needs (worming/shots/etc) being met.

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      Joe Gorman
      June 28th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Our farrier explained that donkey hooves are affected by diet, as we have a lot of visitors who feed the donkeys apples, strawberries, carrots, etc. thru the fence. This is not good for hooves. Another reason we relocated the donkeys to another farm.

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