Swainway Urban Farm began as a backyard garden in 2007 and now includes three growing sites producing certified organic mushrooms, microgreens, seedlings, and specialty vegetables for sale at farmers’ markets and restaurants. This tour will feature the original farm of permanent raised beds used for intensive market gardening. Join Joseph Swain and Rachel Tayse to discuss the challenges and rewards of expanding and refining an urban farm. Visitors will see the farm’s extensive composting systems, hoop houses used for season extension and hardening off seedlings, personal perennial gardens, and egg-laying chickens.
Directions to 285 Canyon Dr., Columbus, OH 43214 : From I-71, take the Cooke Rd. exit. Travel west to Indianola Ave. and turn left. Continue south to Glenmont Rd. and turn right. Follow Glenmont Rd. to Sharon Rd. and turn right. Turn left on Canyon Dr. Park on the street, being respectful of neighbors’ yards. Carpooling is encouraged.