Innovative Farmers of Ohio Farm Tour: Seeds of Hope Farm

Tiffin, Ohio

Seeds of Hope Farm
194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, Ohio
Friday, July 09, 2010 10-1 p.m.

 
Topic: Raised Bed Vegetable Production and Poultry

Seeds of Hope Farm is a small diversified farm dedicated to sustainable agricultural methods. The farm is in its sixth year and has grown from two acres in 2005 to twelve acres in 2009. The 12 acre farm produces a wide variety of annual vegetables and herbs that are sold through a self-service farm stand, CSA, nursing homes, and to several restaurants. Most of the vegetables and herbs are produced on raised beds. The farm produces its own compost for the fields from horse manure, wood chips, and leaves that are delivered to the farm. Seeds of Hope also has a flock of 150 laying hens and seasonally raises about 300 pastured poultry meat chickens. A light lunch will be served.

Directions: From the west or south, take State Rte. 224 to State. Rte. 231. Turn left on State Rte. 231 and go one mile. Turn right on St. Francis Ave. At the driveway to St. Francis Home, turn right and follow signs posted for the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm. From the east, take State Rte. 224 to State Rte. 100. Turn right onto State Rte. 100. About one mile north, turn left onto St. Francis Ave. Turn left at the second driveway and follow the signs for the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm. From the north, take State Rte. 53 south to Tiffin. Turn left on Washington St. Follow it through town, about two miles. Turn left at St. Francis Ave. Turn right at the driveway to St. Francis Home and follow the signs for the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seed of Hope Farm.
 
Contact:
Sister Rita Wienken and Trish Valentine / (419) 934-5144

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