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2018 Garden Plans

On Feb 4, 2018, we had a planning meeting for the volunteers of 4th Street Farms, Indianola-Euclid Community Garden, 5th Street Bird Sanctuary, the Weinland Park Community Garden at Godman Guild, 5th Street Gardens, the Weinland Park Garden Club, Weinland Park Berry Patch, Weinland Park Sewing Circle, and members of the Weinland Park Community Civic Association’s Food & Wellness Committee to connect, organize & create … Continue reading 2018 Garden Plans

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2018 Planning Potluck

Join community gardens and green spaces in Weinland Park for our annual planning potluck on Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 from 1-3 at 1363 N. 4th Street. We will meet at the blue house four doors south of the gardens. This event is for 4th Street Farms, Indianola-Euclid Community Garden, 5th Street Bird Sanctuary, the Weinland Park Community Garden at Godman Guild, 5th Street Gardens, the … Continue reading 2018 Planning Potluck

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Fall Harvest & Garden Prep

Join neighbors and community leaders for a Fall Harvest at 4th Street Farms this SATURDAY,  Sept 23 from 1-3  located at 1377 N. 4th Street. All are welcome to harvest what you will eat (or donate to the garden to distribute) and give back what you can. It’s a great opportunity to meet neighbors, enjoy the outdoors and engage in our community. Garden goals are to … Continue reading Fall Harvest & Garden Prep

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Fall 2017 Sewing Circle 

Sewing Circle will have an activity booth at the Weinland Park Community Festival this Saturday. We will be making a fun fabric flower! We also have new dates scheduled. Hope you can join us! •Saturday, August 19 from 12-4pm Weinland Park Community Festival Weinland Park (211 E 7th Ave, 43201) •Wednesday, August 30 from 6-8pm  Columbus Metropolitan Library Northside Branch ~ Meeting Room 3 … Continue reading Fall 2017 Sewing Circle 

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Weinland Park Sewing Circle

Learn easy embroidery stitches sewing inspiring messages! May 31, 6-8PM June 17, 1-3PM Get to know your neighbors and get creative in a safe space where all are welcome! All materials are provided in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment for all ages. Safety needles for children or new-to-sewing available. Project support provided by: 4th Street Farms, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Weinland Park Community … Continue reading Weinland Park Sewing Circle

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Books & Breakfast with A Good Start

Join Charity from A Good Start for storytime in the gardens. We will pick fresh strawberries 🍓 and read a book together. 📚 Books, Berries & Breakfast, June 10, 10AM Future dates: 4th Street Farms Little Free Library Reading Dates with A Good Start, June 24, 10AM 4th Street Farms Little Free Library Reading Dates with A Good Start, July 8, 10AM 4th Street Farms … Continue reading Books & Breakfast with A Good Start

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2017 Roots & Roofs

SIGN UP NOW ===>> Our 7th Annual Beautification Event Roots & Roofs is May 13, 2017. Volunteers kick off at 9 and lunch is at 12:30 with the plant sale to follow.  Join neighbors in planting flowers, mulching, and other activities in community green spaces all around Weinland Park. Here’s the map of sites: 2017 Weinland Park Teams: Roots & Roofs Volunteer Central at Godman … Continue reading 2017 Roots & Roofs

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2017 Columbus “Beyond Chickens” Coop Tour

Check out Urban Farms Featuring Chicken, Quail, Partridge & Rabbit around Columbus on the Annual Spring Columbus “Beyond Chickens” Coop Tour. Tour is self-guided. Confirmed locations include: •Swainway Urban Farm – 285 Canyon 43214 •4th Street Farms – 1363 N. 4th Street 43201 (blue house) •Magic House Farms – 134 N Yale Ave 43222 •City Chicks Farm – 1274 Eastwood Ave 43203 •Pettibone Urban Game … Continue reading 2017 Columbus “Beyond Chickens” Coop Tour

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Earth Day Service in Weinland Park

Sign up online! Join us in Making Weinland Park Green for Earth Day. Volunteer teams kick off at 1PM. Weinland Park Sites: •4th Street Farms @ 1377 N. 4th Street •5th Street Bird Sanctuary •Godman Guild •5th Street Gardens •Weinland Park – Park behind the school •Indianola Streetscape Tips: Please consider walking, biking or riding the bus to support the efforts of Earth Day. If … Continue reading Earth Day Service in Weinland Park

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Free Books in Weinland Park

Along with other great programming being developed in Weinland Park. The Little Free Library at 4th Street Farms provides an option that is not only free, but also is 1/2 block from the Weinland Park Elementary School & Schoenbaum Family Center. It is a central location within short walking distance from every corner of the neighborhood. Since installing the LFL at 4th Street Farms, we’ve inspired 12 … Continue reading Free Books in Weinland Park

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Wear Your Support

Support 4th Street Farms directly when you buy tee shirts, totes, mugs and more from our shop on Customized Girl. Here’s what your support funds:  Community engagement in practice through teamwork Applied research in urban planning, farming, business, and community engagement Community leadership development Demonstrable commitment to community involvement, voice, and engagement. Planning, coordination, & long term sustainability Providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community … Continue reading Wear Your Support

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Vote for the Little Free Library at 4th Street Farms

4th Street Farms Little Free Library is one of 10 finalists in the International LFL Design competition. Many of you have donated and put in a huge amount of actual work into this, so we wanted you all to know as soon as we did: We are up for an international award for our Little Free Library!! VOTE NOW! Seriously: real architects and actual designers … Continue reading Vote for the Little Free Library at 4th Street Farms

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2017 Plans

2017 Volunteer Dates:  4th Street Farms Fruit Trees – The Pruning, Feb 18, 9 AM  4th Street Farms Egg Candling – Check the Hatch, Feb 18, 11AM  4th Street Farms Chicks Hatch – Early March TBA 4th Street Farms Breaking Ground: Spring Garden & Weinland Park Community Litter Pick Up, March 25, 9-Noon 4th Street Farms Little Free Library Reading Dates with A Good Start, April 8, … Continue reading 2017 Plans

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2017 Annual Planning Potluck

Join us February 4th at 1PM for the 2017 4th Street Farms Annual Spring Planning Potluck! We’ll gather at 1363 N. 4th Street (blue house 4 doors south of the garden) to eat and meet. Fried turkey and vegan chili are on the menu again! After eating, we can tour the garden space, including the chicken coop, review 2016 and discuss plans for 2017. 2017 … Continue reading 2017 Annual Planning Potluck

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 2016 Roots & Roofs in Weinland Park

2016 Roots & Roofs is May 14 Check in at Godman Guild at 9:30 AM Worksites include: *4th Street Farms *5th Street Bird Sanctuary *5th Street Tree Nursery *Indianola Park & Streetscape *Weinland Park *Godman Guild *Senior Citizens Yards Free Lunch & T-Shirt for volunteers. Check out more event details on Facebook. Check out the amazing people of Weinland Park: Ashley greets Shelly at Volunteer … Continue reading  2016 Roots & Roofs in Weinland Park

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2016 Columbus Chicken Coop Tour

Join us April 23, 2016 from 1PM-4PM for the Columbus Chicken Coop Tour. The tours are FREE and a great way to collect ideas on coop design, learn about chicken breeds and meet the folks who are raising chickens in the city. Tour are self-guided and are held in neighborhoods throughout Columbus.  Facebook Event at           Continue reading 2016 Columbus Chicken Coop Tour

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Spring Fever at 4th Street Farms

The days are longer, the weather is getting warmer and even when it snows, we are all itching for spring! Trees are beginning to blossom, daffodils are blooming and asparagus is sprouting. And you want to get your hands in the soil. We welcome your involvement in one of Weinland Park’s leading community gardens. 4th Street Farms is a free farm open to all where … Continue reading Spring Fever at 4th Street Farms

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4th Street Farms 2016 Plans

In February we gathered together for our annual planning potluck. Around 35 people came to break bread, tour the site, and make plans for 2016.   2016 Volunteer Dates:  Breaking Ground, March 19, 10-Noon Earth Day: Branch Out, April 16, 10AM-12PM Earth Day: WP Service April 19, 1-4PM  Earth Day Celebration/Columbus Chicken Tour, April 23, 2-4 Roots & Roofs, May 14, 9:30-1 (lunch provided at … Continue reading 4th Street Farms 2016 Plans

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October 24 2015 | Weinland Park Make A Difference Day Sign Up

Time to sign up for Weinland Park’s 2015 Make A Difference Day!   October 24 9AM-12:30PM Lunch & t-shirt provided (quantities limited) Kicking off at Godman Guild, you’ll get a shirt & join a team to Make A Difference in Weinland Park. Work sites include: 4th St Farms 5th St Gardens Weinland Park & Schoenbaum Family Center Weinland Park Community Garden.@ Godman Guild Indianola-Euclid Community Garden … Continue reading October 24 2015 | Weinland Park Make A Difference Day Sign Up

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Breakfast, Books & Harvest

Join us October 10, 2015 at 10AM in Weinland Park’s 4th Street Farms Community Garden. Come have breakfast, go on a shape hunt and help out at the farm. There’s bugs, berries & more to explore. Program will begin in the pergola at the front at 10AM. We are at 1379-1381 N. 4th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues in Columbus, Ohio 43201. We look … Continue reading Breakfast, Books & Harvest

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Join Us at the Weinland Park Festival 2015 | Coming Back Home! 

Join us August 8 2015 from Noon-4PM at Godman Guild! Food. From tacos to pizza, fish to vegetarian, there’s lots of options for the whole family. Bring a neighbor and sample a variety of great local flavors. Save room for dessert! Fun. For starters: actual KIDS BOUNCE HOUSE!! Then kids of all ages enjoy games, activities & cute live animals from Columbus Zoo, right?! Throw … Continue reading Join Us at the Weinland Park Festival 2015 | Coming Back Home! 

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Keep Weinland Park Beautiful 

Join us July 11 from 9AM-12PM in Keeping Weinland Park Beautiful!      We will be holding a joint community clean-up tomorrow Saturday, July 11th with our neighbors to the east, Milo-Grogan, from 9:00a.m. until Noon.  Residents from both neighborhoods will meet at Veritas Community Church, 345 East 2nd Avenue where we will distribute everything you will need for the litter clean-up (gloves, trash grabbers, … Continue reading Keep Weinland Park Beautiful 

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Jam Sessions 

It’s been raining strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries & currants this spring!    So, let’s jam!  Join us this Sunday, July 12th at 1363 N. 4th Street (4 doors south of the garden) and together we’ll make several types of fruit jams.  Bring fruit & jars, if you want to make your own. All levels of experience welcome.  If you are also musical, instruments welcome to … Continue reading Jam Sessions 

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Fifi Goes Broody

Meet Fifi. She’s a pretty adventurous little Phoenix hen.  Fifi seemed to go “broody” after improvements to our chicken run prevented her frequent escape adventures. We often would find her sitting in the nest box for hours moodily guarding eggs.  So we made a separate space in the chicken run for a brood box, got fertilized Americuana eggs, & caught Fifi to set it up.    But … Continue reading Fifi Goes Broody

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5th Annual Roots & Roofs in Weinland Park

Roots & Roofs is an annual neighborhood beautification event in Weinland Park that builds on decades of focus on housing, art & gardens. 4th Street Farms has participated in this work since the beginning. This year we celebrated our 5th Annual Roots & Roofs on May 16th, 2015 with 175+ neighbors, volunteers, church members & businesses.  Together, we hosted a plant sale, assisted 16 seniors in … Continue reading 5th Annual Roots & Roofs in Weinland Park

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Fruiting 2015

Spring has really sprung! There are bees & other pollinators buzzing all around. Blossoms are fruiting. Check out the coming blueberries, apples, cherries, currants, raspberries, pears, & strawberries!                      We are eagerly looking forward to the coming fruit and are grateful to the carpenter bees, honey bees, bumble bees, & butterflies that do all the pollination. Truly takes the cycle of nature to produce our food. … Continue reading Fruiting 2015

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Roots and Roofs 2015 Invite

Save the date! The 5th Annual Roots & Roofs is Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:30AM-2:30PM. Roots & Roofs is an annual beautification & housing  event in Weinland Park that builds on many years of doing spring community clean-up events. 4th Street Farms has participated since 2011 and we are so excited to welcome the community again this year. Join us as we install trellis … Continue reading Roots and Roofs 2015 Invite

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Breaking Ground Invite

Join us in the garden Saturday, March 21st from 10AM-2PM to kick off spring gardening at 4th Street Farms by breaking ground together. We will focus our efforts on turning compost, prepping the beds for planting, & caning the berries. Local CD101 will join our community garden efforts, as well as provide tunes to get us all moving. All are welcome. Dress for dirty. Grab … Continue reading Breaking Ground Invite

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Walk With Me

Several weeks ago 4th Street Farms was accepted to a workshop as a project for a digital storytelling workshop offered by the Columbus Film Council and The Free Press sponsored by Comfest, where the video first was screened at the Shelterhouse as part of the work of Archives. Thank you to Martina Santos from OSU Knowlton School of Architecture for providing video footage, Susan Halpern … Continue reading Walk With Me