Visit Bay Branch Farm With The Lakewood Earth Ane Food Community!

The Lakewood Earth and Food (LEAF) Community's Third Thursday Speaker Series for 2011 continues on July 21st at 7 p.m. with a visit to Lakewood's own Bay Branch Farm.

Bay Branch Farm is an urban market garden in Lakewood, Ohio whose mission is to grow high quality food in a sustainable manner, honoring the soil, the environment, and the people in our community.

Lakewood residents and owners Eric Stoffer and Annabel Khouri began gardening in their own backyard before expanding to a vacant lot in the Birdtown neighborhood in 2009. Now they are regular participants in the Saturday Lakewood Farmer's Market and LEAF Nights and have their own version of a CSA program called A La Farm Carte, where members make a down payment in advance, then choose what they like from the crops available throughout the season.

Eric and Annabel will welcome visitors with a tour that will include an overview of what is growing; the hoop house, which is used for germination and season extension; and the top-bar beehive. Weather permitting; there may be a demonstration of some of the small farm tools they use on the farm, including a Grillo two-wheel tractor for prepping beds and a Jang precision seeder for direct seeding.

The farm is located at 2027 Lark Street in Birdtown. Parking is limited, so please consider walking, riding your bike or carpooling to the event.

Bring your questions. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information on the Lakewood Earth and Food (LEAF) Community or the Third Thursday Speaker Series, visit our website at leafcommunity.org, call us at (216) 367-2834, email us at leafcommunity@gmail.com, or join us on Facebook. For more information on Bay Branch Farm, visit baybranchfarm.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 14, Posted 8:15 AM, 07.13.2011