Produce with a purpose: Aquaponics farm employs adults with disabilities

Posted on Jan 22 2020 - 5:48am by UOG

CHEVIOT, Ohio (WKRC) – An unconventional farm is helping it’s westside community in a unique way.

o2 Urban Farms uses aquaponics to grow fresh lettuce. It’s produce with a purpose. The farm employs adults with developmental disabilities to assist in germinating, transplanting and harvesting the produce at its Cheviot facility.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” Kevin Potts, executive director of the Ken Anderson Alliance, said.

Urban Farms is working in partnership with the Ken Anderson Alliance while utilizing the facility space provided by Vineyard Westside.


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