Glass City Goat Gals show how to pave the way for urban farming

Posted on Sep 5 2017 - 5:30pm by UOG


Six-year-olds Darren Eaton and Rudi Petruziello climbed to the top of a dirt pile, took a seat, and started digging, but Glass City Goat Gals owner Liz Harris didn’t mind.

“I’m so glad they’re playing in the dirt,” she said. “That’s what it’s there for.”

It’s hard to imagine a cul-de-sac in central Toledo now occupied by goats, gardens, and a butterfly sanctuary was once known for nothing but blight.

Ms. Harris has spent seven years transforming an area that once consisted of 15 abandoned homes — before the Lucas County Land Bank tore them down — into an urban farm on Mentor Drive promoting wellness, healthy eating, and environmental sustainability.

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