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Akron Urban League Breaks Ground for Urban Farm

Akron Urban League Breaks Ground for Urban Farm 

By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter,,

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Urban League will soon offer students opportunities to strengthen their financial skills by working, hands-on, with agriculture and farming.

On Friday, the Urban League broke ground for an Urban Farm Hoop House at its headquarters at 440 Vernon Odom Blvd.

When the greenhouse is constructed this summer, students in the STEM After School Junior Leaguer's Math Club, grades 6-8, will be able to work year-round in the hoop house, applying science and math principles to growing food.

At harvest time, they'll hone their entrepreneurial skills by managing the Urban Farms Farmers Market.

"We are extremely excited to begin work on our Urban Farm and we intend to have our students engaged in every aspect of the building, planting and harvesting of the crops," said Urban League President & CEO Sadie M. Winlock in a news release.

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