Mid-Ohio Food Collective celebrates Earth Week with volunteer event

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Mid-Ohio Food Collective hosted a special volunteer event on Thursday ahead of Earth Day on Saturday, partnering with local non-profit organization Green Columbus.

Volunteers aided in preparing the garden at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective for several hours on Thursday ahead of planting season. The group constructed trellises for crops to grow vertically, which yield up to 20 times more than traditional farming, and filled raise beds with soil.

“Mid-Ohio Food Collective, our farm [and] team motto is make every acre count,” said Tess Esposito, the garden manager. “We do our best to use sustainability practices like water catchment, no pesticide, local food so that goes a long way in the gardens.”

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