Hamilton Urban Garden Systems Overview
Target demographics: Low and moderate income families and individuals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 50-100
Geographic areas served: City of Hamilton Ohio and surrounding townships on Butler County.
Programs: Creating and maintaining community gardens, teaching individuals and groups about square foot organic gardening and nutrition.
¬Founder Alfred Hall became a Certified Square Foot Gardening (SFG) teacher .
Garden installed in the courtyard of The Schuler Benninghofen
Manufacturing Facility .
Installed SFG gardens for Heaven Sent Coffee Shop, Ms. K’s Salon,
Metropolitan Coffee Shop and for private citizens throughout Butler
Participated as an urban gardening panel member for Miami University (MU) Hamilton’s
Legacies & Learning Series .
Became involved with, and began managing, the Historic Hamilton
Farmers Market .
Established a web presence & electronic social network.
Began greenhouse operations in the Lindenwald section of the city .
Mentored MU Hamilton B.S seniors during their Cap Stone Projects .
Partnered with City of Hamilton to establish Community Gardens .
Established a community garden for St Raphael's and the First
Presbyterian Community Meal Center .
Installed raised SFG garden beds at Schroder Assisted Living Facility .
Partnered with OSU Agricultural Extension to outline a Produce on
Wheels for Eating Healthy Program .
Honored by OSU Agricultural Extension as Economic Business of the
Taught an Urban Gardening Class at MU- Hamilton .
Registered as a non-profit organization .
Assisted a MU-Hamilton student map the community gardens located in Butler
Increased participation in community gardening .
Assisted D Russell Lee students and faculty re-open their greenhouse
Installed gardens at Holy Grounds Coffee Shop, Our Fathers House, The
Pioneer Log Cabin Monument, and St. Julie Billiart Church .
Instructed and assisted St Julie Billiart parishioners install raised box .
gardens , and distributed 200+ plants for 15 gardens.
Partnered with Tri-State Habitat for Humanity on nutrition and gardening projects .
Partnered with German Village Inc. to open a Fall / Winter Market .
Participated in the organization of Operation Pumpkin Festival .
Assisted in establishing the Reynolds Street Community Garden in
Assisted Brookwood Elementary School Establish a school garden
Mentored Butler Tech students in urban gardening techniques.
Currently partnering with the City of Hamilton to establish a HUGS Hub.
•Establish a community network of gardens .
•Build a community greenhouse and learning facility .
•Start a “Mobile Market.”
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