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August 2013


Ohio AgrAbility was recognized with a Partnership in Health Promotion Award by the Northeastern Ohio Arthritis Foundation. The award was presented at the Northeastern Ohio AF Annual Meeting on July 16. Over the last three years, Ohio AgrAbility has worked with several Northeast Ohio Arthritis Foundation staff members to provide outreach programing on arthritis prevention, arthritis in agriculture, and gardening with arthritis. OSU News

The National Science Foundation provided the University of Dayton funding to support the Research Experience Through Teaching program to develop curriculum for University of Dayton engineering students. Ohio AgrAbility assisted the University of Dayton by providing an opportunity for the teachers involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) development to work with Safe Haven Farm in Middletown, Ohio. Over twenty students and teachers toured Safe Haven Farm on July 9. The culmination of the team working to resolve challenges at Safe Haven Farm will be presented on August 1 at the Kettering Labs at the University of Dayton.

Crop King of Lodi, Ohio agreed to partner with the Ohio AgrAbility Project regarding the Dayton Veteran's Administration Hospital greenhouse project. Crop King is a leading manufacturer of greenhouses in Ohio and their work in the area of sustainable greenhouse production makes them an invaluable partner in moving the project forward. The Dayton Ohio Veterans Administration Hospital has a goal of providing a sustainable work place for veterans who do not have the use of their legs. The VA has agreed to provide the land, utilities, and opportunity to sell the greenhouse produce directly to the hospital.

Submitted by Kent McGuire