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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

April EcoTuesday Event: Cleveland's own 'Growing Power'

On April 26th we feature a one-of-a-kind urban agriculture project rapidly emerging in the 'Forgotten Triangle' - a distressed and soon-to-be transformed parcel of land near 82nd and Kinsman in Cleveland's urban core. This unique site, driven by social entrepreneur Damien Forshe, has already demonstrated the power of collaboration in forming the Rid-All Partnership, which includes grassroots organizations Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Environmental Health Watch. The project will be an official Growing Power site, endorsed and supported by urban agriculture legend and MacArthur Genius Award winner Will Allen. The site features a hoop house for year-round growing as well as a solid polycarbonate greenhouse that will integrate aquaponics and vermicomposting to create year-round livestock. More information on Rid-All here: http://ridall.org/ Also quite innovative are the unique approaches this team has taken to engage and empower the local community, particularly youth from challenged neighborhoods who have suffered most from a lack of nutritious organic produce and sound environmental justice. Art takes a front seat here, with a unique comic book 'Brink City: Green In the Ghetto' created by Damien and friends and being distributed throughout challenged communities to provide education around environmental issues and sustainability in a new and fun way. Join us on April 26th for a very special EcoTuesday event with Damien and the Rid-All crew, as they share their vision to transform a challenged community - and many others like it, over time. Be part of it! Just $5 in advance with RSVP on Meetup.com at http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-EcoTuesday/ or $10 at the door. Call 216-849-8651 with any questions!

On April 26th we feature a one-of-a-kind urban agriculture project rapidly emerging in the 'Forgotten Triangle' - a distressed and soon-to-be transformed parcel of land near 82nd and Kinsman in Cleveland's urban core. This unique site, driven by social entrepreneur Damien Forshe, has already demonstrated the power of collaboration in forming the Rid-All Partnership, which includes grassroots organizations Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Environmental Health Watch. The project will be an official Growing Power site, endorsed and supported by urban agriculture legend and MacArthur Genius Award winner Will Allen. The site features a hoop house for year-round growing as well as a solid polycarbonate greenhouse that will integrate aquaponics and vermicomposting to create year-round livestock. More information on Rid-All here: http://ridall.org/ Also quite innovative are the unique approaches this team has taken to engage and empower the local community, particularly youth from challenged neighborhoods who have suffered most from a lack of nutritious organic produce and sound environmental justice. Art takes a front seat here, with a unique comic book 'Brink City: Green In the Ghetto' created by Damien and friends and being distributed throughout challenged communities to provide education around environmental issues and sustainability in a new and fun way. Join us on April 26th for a very special EcoTuesday event with Damien and the Rid-All crew, as they share their vision to transform a challenged community - and many others like it, over time. Be part of it! Just $5 in advance with RSVP on Meetup.com at http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-EcoTuesday/ or $10 at the door. Call 216-849-8651 with any questions!

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