Immigrant Focused Non-Profit
Shanti Community Farms
NEW DANCE VIDEO
Check out the brand new dance video with our very own dance group, THE BLACK BEANZ and Born to Dance 330 Tk-Ent.
Expanding Our Program Through Community Partnerships
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the Akron Zoo! We will be collaborating on community gardens located on zoo property but created to serve the neighborhoods in the surrounding area.
We look to provide space in our gardens for local community members to plant and care for crops. This will help to provide this area, labled a food desert, with healthy and fresh food options. At the same time this helps to teach the city of Akron and the zoo neighborhood about sustainable urban farming.
We look forward to starting this partnership at the end of this year!
Check back for more updates!
We would like to thank and recognize the Ohio Arts Council for supporting and financially contributing to (by way of the “Artie” Operations Grant) Shanti Community Farms.
Your support helps to ensure that our program can continue to grow and continue to positively impact the North Hill & Akron area community.
Be sure you are following the Ohio Arts Council (social media links below) and visit www.oac.ohio.gov to learn more.
(Ohio Arts Council Social Media.)
Golden Time Picnic 2022
This past weekend we held our 1st Golden Time Picnic of 2022. Our picnics are a way for the North Hill and Akron Community to learn more about Shanti Farms & Yard Corps.
Our students enjoy preparing traditional dishes from their countries (Tanzania, Nepal, Uganda, Buhtan, AND MORE) and short performances for all who attend. This all comes together to create an evening of fellowship, community, & culture!
We are working on our next picnic, Check back soon for more details and be sure to follow us on social media (below) so you never miss out on any Shanti Farms updates, schedule changes, or new events.
Empowering the new and established immigrant communities through education, programs, events, & community.
The Black Beanz
A few of our Shanti Farms kids have come together and formed the newest entertainment sensation, THE BLACK BEANZ! The Black Beanz are an African Dance Troupe taking Ohio by storm! Click below to: learn more about this amazing group, see booking information, donate, buy merch, or sign up for the fan club!
We are making some changes to our garden locations. For now our 2 gardens locations are @ North High School & in Akron’s West Hill neighborhood
Check back soon for new information!
Program Director: Tom Crain
240 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron, OH
8am – 5pm
Phone & Email
Education is one Shanti Community Farms main focuses. We work to provide immigrants both young and old with tutoring and to provide educational assistance programs. To learn more or volunteer, click below
Yard Corps is what keeps us afloat. In the spring, summer, & fall we provide yard care services to the Akron (Summit County) community. In the winter we provide a snow shoveling service. To hire Yard Corps, find out more, or volunteer, click below.
Look out the Black Beanz dance Crew are taking over the NE Ohio entertainment scene. This dance crew is comprised of our program participants originating from Africa. No matter the even the Black Beanz are sure to bring that extra bit of excitement! To BOOK the Black Beanz or for more information, click below!
With the excitement of our African dane crew we have decided to officially launch our Nepali dance crew or.. ‘The Nepali Hot Pepper’. We are still working on the logistics to this program, so check back soon for more. If you have immediate questions please contact Shanti Farms today!
Our Mission & Vision
Preserving the agricultural heritage of new Americans. Empowering them to learn and earn from the local food movement. We look to help form a stronger bond with the Akron community and the immigrant community that dominates the region.
Our Journey So Far
Our Program Director
“Shanti Community Farms was created in 2017 to assist and educate the immigrant community (both established and new to this country) through programs, education, and community programs. We are happy to still be running strong 4 years later!”
Donations and grants are the two ways we keep our program going. All donations go toward Shanti Community Farms and our programs. Without your donations we could not be as successful as we are. Your donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance.
Volunteers are as important as your donations. We have many programs and projects working simultaneously and can always use an extra helping hands. Use the button below to Contact us and let us know how you’d like to help.
What the Community is Saying…
“Shanti Community Farms is a great asset to the Akron community. Many of their program participants are a part of the Akron Public School system and we see the positive effect this program has on the children.”
“Our family has had the pleasure of Yard Corps assisting us with many outdoor tasks. The help is much appreciated and the kids are always friendly and professional.”
“We had the Black Beanz at one of our recent events. Not only did they draw a huge crowd but everybody caught the dancing bug by the time they were finished. Would definitely reccomend them for any event or party!”
Get In Touch
Location: 240 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron, OH
Telephone: 330.634.6489 / 330.328.5624
Program Hours: Mon – Fri / 8am – 4pm