Big Ideas for Small Business: Gardening for Greenbacks Brochure 2013

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  • 1. GARDENING FOR GREENBACKS FUNDS TO DEVELOP URBAN GARDENS FOR COMMERCIAL MARKET SALE OF FRUIT & PRODUCE Department of Economic Development Visit our website at: www.city.cleveland.oh.us For an application, please contact: Anthony Stella Project Coordinator City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development astella@city.cleveland.oh.us Phone: (216) 664-4363 To sign up for Market Gardener Training, please contact: Morgan Taggart OSU Extension taggart.32@cfaes.osu.edu Phone: (216)429-8238 Website: http://Cuyahoga.osu.edu Promoting an equitable, healthy and sustainable food system in the City of Cleveland CityofCleveland DepartmentofEconomicDevelopment 601LakesideAvenue Room210 Cleveland,Ohio44114 http://clevelandsummit.ning.com/ Rev. 08/13
  • 2. Vision: Establish Cleveland as a model for local food system development. Objectives:  Advance food system development agenda at the city level to ensure that every resident has access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.  Serve as a resource to the community to assist in solution oriented local food system development. Program Purpose Program Eligibility Program Requirements Eligible Applicants Grants up to $5,000 for eligible costs which include:  Tools, equipment  Display tables and booths  Hoophouses  Irrigation systems  Rain Barrels  Construction materials  Signage and fencing  Soil What do I need to apply?  $25 Application fee AND  Have an established sales presence; or  Successfully complete market garden training; AND  Have an executed lease for a farmer’s market or on a plot of land that allows farm stands; or  Have contracts for sales of produce to local venues;