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Best of Toledo 2017 – Assets

Let us help you win a Best of Toledo award! Your vote is your voice, so use it in our Best of Toledo 2017 Readers Poll. We want you to nominate the people, places, things and ideas that make Toledo great. We encourage you to grab the graphics from this page and share them on your own

How Thomas Jackson’s garden grew into a controversy

On June 22, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library hosted a forum on urban agriculture. The lineup of speakers included members of the Toledo City Council, the Board of County Commissioners Pete Gerken, representatives of the Lucas County Green Party, and the Lucas County Auditor’s office. Commissioner Pete Gerken began his comments by saying, “pioneers

The State of Urban Agriculture

In Rust Belt cities like Toledo, where populations are dwindling and vacant lots abound, urban farms are community-driven solutions that lend a progressive thinking to the renewal process. But the issue at the heart of urban farming is more basic: people are hungry. Urban farmers know this. “We (central city residents) are not getting the