The G.O.O.D. Project

What is The G.O.O.D. Project

The G.O.O.D. Project is a program in conjunction with TPN Resident Council, Taft Neighborhood Promise, and Community Farmers Market to establish a tomato farm on Youngstown's South Side across from Taft School. 'G.O.O.D. is an acronym for Grow Our Own Development which not only will teach and promote food sovereignty and sustainability, but also will beautify the area in which it will exist.

From May 12 - June 23, we will host bi-weekly (every other Saturday) convergences to maintain the tomoato farm.

"It's a great idea to teach our citizens how to develop things that are needed in our community, rather than looking elsewhere for solutions. There are a number of things that this concept can carry over to."
-Dionne Dowdy
Director of United Returning Citizens

If you are interested in participating in The G.O.O.D. project, contact URC here, or call 330-406-0827

Dates For The G.O.O.D. Project

The G.O.O.D. Project Tomato Farm location is at 730 E. Avondale Ave; Youngstown, Ohio (across from Taft School).

The G.O.O.D. Project has been growing strongly — pun intended)! Saturday July 21st we're continuing onward with it. The time will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 21

Where is this event?

Photos from this years tomato garden.

Dionne Dowdy at the ground-breaking of the G.O.O.D. Project Tomoato Farm Two children await instructions on planting the first plants at the G.O.O.D. Project Tomato Farm Garden frames being built and set in place for the G.O.O.D. Project Tomato Farm We're setting frames in place for the space where the tomatoes will be grown girls digging the ground to plant tomatoes These little girls aren't afraid of the hard work that it takes to prepare the ground for planting tomatoes. Revitalization and Urban Beatification of Youngstown trailer to help Youngstown URC with the G.O.O.D. Project Tomato Farm We were happy to receive assistance from Revitalization and Urban Beatification of Youngstown. They sent a trailer with suppplies to help us with the tomato farm's set up.