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Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm
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Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm is attending Lorenz Blumenthaler's event

EarthFest 2014/ Celebrating the Year of Zero Waste at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

April 13, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Join Earth Day Coalition for EarthFest 2014 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, on Sunday, April 13th from 10am-5pm. In partnership with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and ZeroWasteNEO,…See More
Feb 23
Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm posted a status
"Ohio City Farms' Cleveland Crops, Refugee Response and CMHA's Green Team presented at the OAFFA conference. https://vimeo.com/86333356"
Feb 23
Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm is attending Bobbi Reichtell's event
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GardenWalk Cleveland2013 at All over the city

June 22, 2013 at 11am to June 23, 2013 at 5pm
Mark your calendars for the third annual Garden Walk Cleveland - Saturday, June 22nd at Sunday, June 23rd. Hundreds of frontyard, backyard and community gardens open for a free tour. See beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, community orchards and vineyards. Meet interesting and positive people who love the city and gardening. Get inspired! And it's free!!See More
Jun 4, 2013
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Dedication of Terrence M. Ryan Agricultural Education Center at Stanard Farm at 5320 Stanard Avenue Cleveland, Oho

June 14, 2013 from 9am to 11am
Please join us for the dedication of the Terrence M. Ryan Agricultural Education Center at Stanard Farm on 6/14/13 at 9:00 a.m. on the campus of the 2.5 acre Stanard Farm.See More
Jun 3, 2013
Sara Continenza left a comment for Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm
"Hi Rich!How is planting/preparation time going for you?  I know it's a super-busy time of year for you.  I hope all is well.  Thanks for the amazing work you do!  "
Apr 23, 2013
Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm posted a status
"Cleveland Crops has two year-round, full time job coach positions that we will be hiring ASAP. e-mail hoban.richard@cuyahogabdd.org."
Apr 4, 2013
Jennifer Scofield left a comment for Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm
"Hi, Rich -- thanks for the note.  I used to be a member of Local Food when it was first launched but lost track of it.  It looks like you are doing great work and I still keep in touch through FPC and other networks.  "
Mar 31, 2013
Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm posted a status
"Here is a good link to resources on food coops and lots of other great coop stuff. http://rabble.ca/toolkit/starting-co-operative"
Mar 4, 2013
Carolyn Priemer left a comment for Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm
"Hi Rich- Thank you for the note.  I will post updates of our progress as well.  When can I come for a tour of your operations at Stanard??"
Jan 28, 2013
Michael Patrick Bayramian left a comment for Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm
"Hi Richard.  new to the area searching for work for the winter thanks for the evite. a bit buisy writing coverletters and running around the city for interviews but keep in touch and let me know if you could use an extra set of hands or just…"
Jan 28, 2013
Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm replied to Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm's discussion Cleveland Crops is growing in 2012 and is looking to hire 3-5 experienced farm job coaches
"Michael, Cleveland Crops is growing significantly in 2013. Dan Nolen manages operations for Cleveland Crops. You can reach him at 216 383-4809 or by email at nolen.daniel@cuyahogabdd.org. I think Dan has recently hired farm staff for this year, but…"
Jan 26, 2013
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Food processing facility in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Visited the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen this week. Thanks to our hosts in Wisconsin for sharing their blueprint for operating a successful food processing kitchen incubator. http://ning.it/V1Xzh7
Jan 13, 2013
Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm is attending CCC Food Policy Coalition's event
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NEWtrition In Our Schools: An FPC Quarterly Forum at Cuyahoga County Community College, Unified Technologies Center

January 31, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, teachers, students, parents and the community to participate in a discussion of the recent changes to nutrition standards through state and federal policies, new opportunities in Farm-to-School, and using the resources we all can access to assist our schools in serving healthy meals. Stick around after the forum to participate in a Q&A session with our panelists!A moderated panel will…See More
Jan 10, 2013
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Dec 27, 2012
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Cleveland Crops' Schady Road Farm

"Barn looking through the deer fence."
Dec 27, 2012
Michael Patrick Bayramian replied to Rich Hoban of Stanard Farm's discussion Cleveland Crops is growing in 2012 and is looking to hire 3-5 experienced farm job coaches
"Hello,  My name is Michael Bayramian,   I'm a gardener seeking employment for the future.  I have just completed the autumn season with Mr. Remington @ Morningside Farm in the area.  Have been WWOOFign and apprenticing…"
Dec 23, 2012

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Your business, organization or project:
Cuyahoga County Board of DD/CleveLand Crops' Stanard Farm
Your website:
http://www.cuyahogabdd.org/ and www.sawinc.org and friend us at Cl...
Tell us about yourself:
We help adults with developmental disabilities to become successfully employed. CleveLand Crops is an agriculture training and employment program of CCBDD and its non-profit affiliate SAW, Inc.. As a new employment and training venture, in 2010 we developed our first urban farm on the 1.1 acre site of the old Stanard School at E.53rd and Stanard in the St.Clair Superior neighborhood. In 2011 Cleveland Crops became one of five growers at the Ohio City Farm, and we installed the Free Stamp Garden in Willard Park next to Cleveland's City Hall. We also established the 1 acre Heritage Farm at E105th and Ashbury in 2011. In 2012 we are developing the Agriculture Education Center at Stanard Farm, and will expand from our 1.1. acre farm to a 2.5 acre campus that will include greeenhouses, hoop houses, a processing facility and will partner with OSU Extension Cuyahoga County as they re-locate their county offices, with classroom space to Stanard. In 2012 we developed Spring Hill Farm on 1.5 acres in Seven Hills, Olmsted Township Farm on 6 acres in Olmsted Township, our .5 acre South Euclid Farm. In 2013 we are developing the 17 acre Stearns Farm in Parma, developing the 1.5 acre Frederick Douglass Farm in Cleveland's Ward One, expanding to three acres at Heritage Farm in Ward 8 and are making plans to expand our Schady Road Farm to twelve acres. In 2013 we will be be growing on 40 acres of farm land at ten locations in Cuyahoga County employing 65 adults with developmental disabilities. As we open Cleveland Crops Food Innovation Center at Stanard Farm, we anticipate employment to grow to 80 people by year's end. We are well on our way to reach our goal of training and employing 100 adults with developmental disabilities by the end of 2014. We strive to grow crops and create value-added food products to train and employ our workers year round through the use of our new food innovation center, greenhouses, hoop houses and other season extension techniques. Stop by for a vist when you see us at work, or visit us on Faceboook at Cleveland Crops.
What gifts can you give to Cleveland's local food community?
We are very open to collaborating and cooperating with other businesses and local food organizations.
What knowledge and practices do you want to learn?
We want to develop a sustainable social enterprise that can employ 100 adults with developmental disabilities year round, and strive to grow and sell fresh produce and develop value-added products to achieve that goal.
What about local food makes you most excited?
The local food movement can help transform the city of Cleveland one farm at a time. We plan to develop up to 10 farm sites throughout the county over the next five years, and hope to employ about 100 adults with developmental disabilities in this business.

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Food processing facility in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Visited the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen this week. Thanks to our hosts in Wisconsin for sharing their blueprint for operating a successful food processing kitchen incubator. http://ning.it/V1Xzh7

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 12:37am

Job opennings with Cleveland Crops

Cleveland Crops is currently seeking three full time, year round job coaches with farming experiience. We provide agriculture training and employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.
To learn more visit our website at www.sawinc.org and look at employment opportunities or contact Dan Nolen at 216 383-4809.

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:36pm — 1 Comment

Career Opportunities: CCBDD's CleveLand Crops/Stanard Farm is looking for two experienced Farm Operations Supervisors

CCBDD's CleveLand Crops/Stanard Farm is looking for two full-time, year-round Farm Operations Supervisors to support our growing agriculture training and employment program for adults with developmental disabilities. We opened Stanard Farm in 2010, and we are planning to establish one or more new urban farms in 2011; employing up to 25 newly trained farmers with developmental disabilities by year's end. Our goal is to develop ten urban farms along with one or more food…

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Posted on November 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Cleveland School Gardens publication by Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing just put out a new "Images of America" title called Cleveland School Gardens by Joel Mader that is a real "back to the future" photo history of the Cleveland Public Schools. It is amazing that the Cleveland School District was a national leader integrating horticulture into the school curriculum. Very inspiring to know that this was/is possible..

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 10:11pm

CCBDD's Stanard Farm adopts a new business name ... though Stanard Farm will always be Stanard Farm

Say goodbye forever to the chubby profile of me (Rich Hoban) standing in a farm field out in Bucyrus, Ohio. As CCBDD's Stanard Farm is beginning to participate in some farmer's markets and as we are actively working to acquire and develop additional farm sites in different parts of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to employ adults with developmental disabilities, we realized that we needed to come up with a name for our farm business that is not identified with only one location. Stanard Farm…

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Posted on August 18, 2010 at 6:30pm

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At 11:00am on April 23, 2013, Sara Continenza said…

Hi Rich!
How is planting/preparation time going for you?  I know it's a super-busy time of year for you.  I hope all is well.  Thanks for the amazing work you do!

 

At 8:10am on March 31, 2013, Jennifer Scofield said…

Hi, Rich -- thanks for the note.  I used to be a member of Local Food when it was first launched but lost track of it.  It looks like you are doing great work and I still keep in touch through FPC and other networks.  

At 4:30pm on January 28, 2013, Carolyn Priemer said…

Hi Rich- Thank you for the note.  I will post updates of our progress as well.  When can I come for a tour of your operations at Stanard??

At 11:07am on January 28, 2013, Michael Patrick Bayramian said…

Hi Richard.  new to the area searching for work for the winter thanks for the evite. a bit buisy writing coverletters and running around the city for interviews but keep in touch and let me know if you could use an extra set of hands or just want to have a word.  thanks.  -michael

At 6:43am on April 22, 2012, Scott Sanders said…

Rich-

Thanks for all you have done with the great folks from Cleveland Crops/Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Saw, Inc. to make this year's Earth Day and EarthFest celebration the best ever! You guys are great.

Scott Sanders

At 2:35am on February 14, 2012, Nartey said…
Thank you very much.I will contact hm.
At 2:31pm on November 8, 2011, Nathan Edge said…
Hi Rich,
Things are going very well here! Were starting to expand alongside CrownPoint and getting ready to plan for next year. Still exploring new outlet opportunities but hope to be nearly self sustaining w/ the Hattie's Cafes over the next summer/fall. As we grow here we will need to set up a good distribution system as well as packaging/storage. Id be interested to hear your thoughts on these issues. Thanks for your support,

Nate
At 8:08am on September 27, 2011, Tunnel Vision Hoops said…
Hi Rich,

The 10 x 12 Backyard Greenhouse is sold both as a DIY kit and with installation. The DIY kit includes storm door entrance, zipper door rear entrance, two steel purlins, four steel cross braces, full length baseboards and hip rails, roll up sides, all wood and fittings necessary for end-wall construction, 6 mil greenhouse poly, and slip on - slip off rain water harvesting system. The price for the DIY kit is $1,469, and for $299 a two person team will come out and install your system in one day. A portion of each sale for these systems is donated to The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Feel free to call or email for more information.

Thanks!
At 8:09am on May 28, 2011, Steve Bosserman said…
Thanks for the welcome, Rich.  Looking forward to those opportunities where I can be of assistance to the LocalFoodCleveland community!
At 1:12pm on April 20, 2011, Todd Alexander said…
Thanks Rich, I couldn't sleep that night - thought I'd visit the garlic
 
 
 

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