Because everyone deserves fresh, healthy, good food!
"Grounds-for-Growth" aims to increase access to healthy, local food while raising awareness, sharing best practices, and spreading the love of eating well.
It started with a garden in 2012 by a group of community members in conjunction with the students of the A-Tech Horticulture class. In the first year a one-acre area was prepared on the property at Community Action on Austinburg Road. We have had a garden each year since and the vegetables were donated to local community meal programs and food pantries providing fresh produce to those struggling to feed their families. In 2018 we have shifted our efforts from operating a garden and instead will be focusing all our efforts on increasing access for the fresh, healthy local foods that are available in our County.
We continue to offer Ashtabula Cooks! cooking classes, this season in conjuncion with Nourish Ashtabula.
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Partnerships and Initiatives
Local Foods Initiative
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2019 LOCAL FOOD DIRECTORY!
Ashtabula Local Foods Council
Ashtabula Local Food Council focuses on three distinct areas of local food work: Community, Growers, and Policy. It is avolunteer group working to strengthen and promote the local food system in Ashtabula County. Our agency works together with the Council to: increase access, raise awareness, and promote healthy eating habits for locally grown foods, especially for those who were not able to obtain or afford it.