Shanti International Peace Garden
Located at the corner of Columbia and Tallmadge Ave. in Akron OH, the Shanti International Peace Garden is a focal point for everything Shanti Farms. All of our programs from Farm-to-School to Yard Corps utilizes this wonderful space. Not only is our garden a great tool for learning it is a great opportunity for the surrounding community! Our goal is to create more community gardens and encouraging local urban farming.
The new Community Garden–headquarters for our farm-to-school program was plowed and planted for the first time with many crops including Shanti hot peppers, sweetcorn, snake gourds, mustard greens, Asian eggplant, green beans and tomatoes. We erected an outdoor classroom pavilion, a signature bamboo fence and youth garden on-site.
There are many open spaces around the city of Akron we hope to eventually turn in to community gardens! Is there a vacant lot in your neighborhood that could be turned into the next Community Farm, use our Contact form and lets us know!
(The first set of pictures is of the old Community Garden site where the high tunnel now sits.)
After The Move…
Our International Peaece Garden is now located at 291 E. Tallmadge Ave. We had to make room at our other location (240 E. Tallmadge Avenue) for our BRAND NEW High Tunnel! Below are a few pictures from our new location!