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Grown in Columbus

A RESOURCE CELEBRATING OUR VIBRANT, GREEN-THUMBED COMMUNITY

Grown in Columbus celebrates and promotes the vibrant network of growers, makers, retailers, service providers, educators, community organizers and events in and around Clintonville, Ohio.

 

The content included here is the result of extensive crowd-sourcing. However — despite our best efforts — we know we haven’t captured everything. As such, we consider this to be a living resource and welcome updates and suggestions, which will be updated here and consulted when producing future print editions. For ease of use, all content is either hyperlinked or contains information about how to learn more. 

 

We've already heard from friends in neighboring communities that there may be interest in producing similar resources for other areas, and we are eager to collaborate if so!

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GROWERS

Garden starts
Natives
Pollinators
Houseplants
Exotics
Cut flowers

MAKERS

Food
Herbal tea

Body products
Pottery
Plant pots
Accessories

PLACES

Retail stores
Nurseries
Community gardens
Native gardens
Compost stations

EDUCATION

Adult classes
Youth programming
Garden tours
Blogs


 

COMMUNITY

Organizations
Facebook groups
In-person groups
Green living
Homesteading

SERVICES

EVENTS

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NOTE: Many growers operate from private residential properties. Others are located further out but sell locally. Check links for addresses/details about availability.

  • BARTROP PLANTS: Ethically-sourced, locally-grown exotic houseplants.

  • CARRION GARDENS: Corpse flowers, carnivores, Ohio-hardy cacti and other weird plants.

  • THE GOLDEN LEAFHouseplants (specialty in African violets).

  • INGHAM FLORALSUrban flower farm offering specialty cut flowers using sustainable, natural practices. Flower subscriptions, custom arrangements and DIY buckets available.

  • THE LITTLE FARM STANDExtensive variety of hard-to-find heirloom seedlings (veggies, melons, herbs, tea), dwarf/patio varieties and potted houseplants.

  • SPECIALTY SEEDLINGSExotic garlic plus rare and unusual tomato and pepper seedlings (takes requests!).

  • SUNBURY URBAN FARM: Huge variety of vegetable and herb seedlings. Sold at the farm and at City Folk's Farm Shop.

  • SUNNY GLEN GARDENNative plants, pollinators and permaculture.

  • SWEETFIRE NURSERY: Exotic peppers (plants, produce, powders), homegrown perennials and houseplants. 

  • WILD HARE PRAIRIE NATIVE NURSERYBackyard nursery specializing in native plants grown from seed. 

GROWERS FROM FURTHER AFIELD

  • A BUSHEL & A PECK PLANT CO: Homegrown succulents, wreaths and mixed planters. (Pataskala)

  • BERNADETTE'S FARMACY: Woman-owned and operated micro herb farm focused on creating a safe and healthy space for all. Classes offered privately and through the Columbus Garden School: Growing medicinal plants, baking sourdough bread, herbal wellness, etc. (Pataskala)

  • DREAMS OF HOYA: Houseplant grower offering 30+ types of Hoya! For more information, email dreamsofmusicandmakeup@gmail.com. (Southeast side)

  • PLANTS N TINGS: Women-owned lounge full of homegrown exotic plants, tea, classes and other locally-made items. Excellent vibes! (Groveport)

  • WILD PRAIRIE FLOWER FARM: Small-scale, sustainable and regenerative flower farm. Weddings, events, summer subscriptions designed and delivered. 

Growers

GROWERS

MAKERS

NOTE: Many makers operate from private residential properties. Others are located further out but sell locally. Check links for addresses/details about availability.

  • BIG BAD BOUTIQUE: Locally-forage herbal tea blends, vegan baked goods and body products. Sister business of The Little Farm Stand (listed under "Growers").

  • COLUMBUS CONCRETE COLLECTION: Hand-poured planters, vases and vessels.

  • COPPER AND NEEDLE: Wire accessories for plants, people and homes.

  • LIFESTYLE POTTERY: Pottery shop and studio offering classes and the option to browse in-store items. 

  • SWEETFIRE NURSERY: Dehydrated pepper powder in a range of heats, spicy (and other) jam, 3D-printed plant pots and accessories.

 

 

MAKERS FROM FURTHER AFIELD

  • HAVEN HERBSClintonville's home-grown community herbalist, educator and founder of Boline Apothecary and Haven Herbs, now relocated to more land! Check out their newsletter! 

Makers

PLACES

 

PLACES FROM FURTHER AFIELD

Places

EDUCATION

Education

EDUCATORS FROM FURTHER AFIELD

  • BACKYARD COLUMBUS
    Habitat and backyard education, sustainable living tips and backyard nature photography. (Dublin)

  • BERNADETTE'S FARMACY
    Woman-owned and operated micro herb farm focused on creating a safe and healthy space for all. Classes offered privately and through the Columbus Garden School: Growing medicinal plants, baking sourdough bread, herbal wellness, etc. (Pataskala)

COMMUNITY

Community
  • AGI RISKO
    Gardener, groundskeeper, organizer and contact for the Clintonville Hellstrip Gardeners, Torrence Island Summer Concert Series and Clintonville Garden Tour. 

  • CARE AND SHARE TIME BANK
    Organization valuing each person's time by trading strengths. Help where you can, earn credits for what you need.

  • THE CARING CLINTONVILLE PROJECT
    Hosts plant and bake sale fundraisers. For more information, email m
    elanie.schlosser@gmail.com.

  • CCC for PPP
    Several locals are working together to create a Connecting Community Corridor for People, Pollinators and the Planet, with an emphasis on native gardens within insect-flying distance. For more information, email sunnyglengarden@gmail.com.

  • CLINTONVILLE AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (CABA)
    Small business owners sharing resources. 

  • CLINTONVILLE'S GREEN THUMB
    Locals trading plant photos (mostly outdoor), advice and encouragement. 

  • CLINTONVILLE HELLSTRIP GARDENERS
    Volunteers help each other transform the strip of lawn between the sidewalk and street into something beautiful and useful. 

  • CLINTONVILLE PLANT SHARE
    House and yard plants shared for free or cheap with pickup in Clintonville only. 

  • CLINTONVILLE RESOURCE CENTER (CRC)
    Hub for social services, local partnerships and healthy community connections. 

  • COLUMBUS AREA HOMESTEADERS
    Information, resources and connections in support of urban farming, chickens, manure, harvest sharing and more. 

  • COLUMBUS FREECYCLE
    Free items (offers and requests). 

  • FREECYCLE CENTRAL OHIO
    Free items (offers and requests). 

  • JANEEN SANDS
    Always interested in local possibilities! Space sharing available for 
    agriculture, solar, tiny houses, micro events. Email at jsands17@att.net.

  • SIMPLY LIVING
    A local organization connecting people with learning opportunities that promote sustainability, environmental justice and the local economy.

  • TRASH NOTHING
    Free items (offers and requests). 

  • URBAN FARM CHURCH
    Growing crops/
    community in North Linden.

  • WILD ONES
    National organization with local chapter(s) promoting native plants. 

COMMUNITY FROM FURTHER AFIELD

  • MERION VILLAGE GARDEN TOUR
    The 23rd annual garden tour will take place on July 10 and feature 13 gardens, a book signing, local food truck and more. (Merion Village)

  • WESTFLORA GARDEN TOUR
    WesterFlora began in 1993 and was inspired by the 1992 AmeriFlora international show that was held at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. This year will be WesterFlora's 32nd tour. Each year, 10-12 local gardens are selected. WesterFlora is open to the public and free of charge. Westerville Garden Club coordinates the tour. (Westerville)

SERVICES

  • CATCH THE WATER
    Permaculture landscape design/install. Native plants, rain gardens and water systems. Email at chris@catchthewater.com

  • COLUMBUS FOODSCAPES
    Skilled team builds, plants and maintains home vegetable gardens. Raised garden beds are a speciality. 

  • COLUMBUS LANDWORKS
    Sustainable landscaping company dedicated to improving the environment. They provide design and installation of landscapes, rain gardens and bio-swales utilizing Ohio native plants and perform zero-emissions mowing and maintenance services.

  • HOLISTIC CONSULTATION
    Self-care workshops where particip
    ants select a plant, learn about its care and ask mental health and/or plant related questions. 

  • POLLINATOR GARDENS LLC
    Local grower, installer and maintainer of edible and ornamental gardens with heavy focus on ecological health and natives.

Services

EVENTS

Events

May

  • GREEN ON THE GREEN
    May 6, 8am-noon • OH-161 & High St
    Focus on green/healthy alternatives to daily living, featuring local businesses and organizations. 

     

  • PLANT SALE AND OPEN HOUSE
    May 7, noon-4pm • Sunbury Urban Farms, 2140 Sunbury Rd

    Large vegetable/herb seedling sale. Come explore the farm and learn about its programs. 

  • WORTHINGTON FARMERS MARKET
    Saturdays from May 6-October 28
    9am-noon • OH-161 & High St

  • PLANT SALE
    May 13, 1-5pm • Sweetfire Nursery, 407 Maize Rd

    Organically-grown exotic pepper plants (heatless to super hot). Guest vendors

  • FIRST ANNUAL PLANTING DAY
    May 20, 9am-noon • Urban Farm Church, 3901 Maize Rd

    Join the Urban Farm Church in planting seeds and seedlings. Lunch will be provided. 

  • CITY FOLK'S HOMESTEAD SWAP
    May 20, 1-2pm • City Folk's Farm Sho
    p, 4760 N High St
    Meet other local makers and growers! Bring homemade/homegrown items to trade. Recurring event: Third Saturday of each month.
     

  • PLANT SWAP
    May 20, 1-3pm • Clintonville Plant Exchange, 619 Midgard Rd

    Bring a plant, take a plant and visit with other enthusiasts. Seating and light refreshments. 

  • PLANT SALE
    May 21, 10am-4pm • Columbus Garden School, 1350 E Cooke Rd

    Herbs and prairie plants are a speciality. 

  • PLANT SALE
    May 21, 11am-3pm • Sunny Glen Garden, 3507 Sunny Glen Pl

    Native plants, permaculture and edible food forest information a specialty.

  • PLANT SALE
    May 21, 1-5pm • Sweetfire Nursery, 3407 Maize Rd
    Organically-grown exotic pepper plants (heatless to super hot). Guest vendors. 

  • PLANT SALE
    May 27, 9am-1pm • 4131 N High St

    Multi-vendor sale raising funds for Wild Ones. 

  • PLANT SALE
    May 27, 1-5pm • Sweetfire Nursery, 3407 Maize Rd
    Organically-grown exotic pepper plants (heatless to super hot). Guest vendors. 

  • PLANT SALE: SPECIALTY SEEDLINGS
    (Check Fa
    cebook for date/time/location)
    Huge variety of tomato and other seedlings. 
     

  • PLANT SALE: 81 GARDEN RD
    (Check F
    acebook for date/time)
    Perennials and shade plants are specialties.

May

June

  • PLANT/BAKE SALE: CARING CLINTONVILLE
    June 3, 9am-2pm • 363 E Torrence Rdelanie.schlosser@gmail.com.
    (Rain date: June 4)
    Fundraiser in support of helping a newly-relocated family acclimate to life in Ohio. To learn more, email m

  • CITY FOLK'S HOMESTEAD SWAP
    June 17, 1-2pm • City Folk's Farm Shop, 4760 N High St
    Meet other local makers and growers! Bring homemade/homegrown items to trade. Recurring event: Third Saturday of each month.
     

  • POLLINATOR STREET PARTY
    June 17, 1-4pm • 3507 Sunny Glen Pl
    Activities featuring eco-friendly lifestyles, guest vendors and a chance to interact with neighbors, growers and makers.  
     

  • CLINTONVILLE OPEN GARDEN TOUR
    June 25, 12-5pm • Various locations

    Private residents welcome friendly neighbors to visit personal garden spaces. 

June

July

  • CITY FOLK'S HOMESTEAD SWAP
    July 15, 1-2pm • City Folk's Farm Shop, 4760 N High St
    Meet other local makers and growers! Bring homemade/homegrown items to trade. Recurring event: Third Saturday of each month.

  • MULTI-VENDOR TASTING EVENT
    (Check Facebook for date/time) • Sweetfire Nursery, 3407 Maize Rd

    Samples of home-produced goods from the neighborhood: jam, pickles, hot sauce, salsa, garlic, beverages, herbal tea, etc. 
     

  • LINDEN OPEN GARDEN TOUR
    (Check Facebook for date/times/locations)
    Residential garden tour featuring sustainability. 

July

August

  • CITY FOLK'S HOMESTEAD SWAP
    August 19, 1-2pm • City Folk's Farm Shop, 4760 N High St
    Meet other local makers and growers! Bring homemade/homegrown items to trade. Recurring event: Third Saturday of each month.

August

September

  • CITY FOLK'S HOMESTEAD SWAP
    September 16, 1-2pm • City Folk's Farm Shop, 4760 N High St
    Meet other local makers and growers! Bring homemade/homegrown items to trade. Recurring event: Third Saturday of each month.

  • SUMMER'S END PLANT PARTY
    (Check Facebook for date/time) • Sweetfire Nursery, 3407 Maize Rd
    Enjoy the lush plants at their best before we shift back indoors for the winter. Guest vendors, live music and a food truck. 
     

  • PLANT SWAP
    (Check Facebook for date/time) • 619 Midgard Rd

    Bring a plant, take a plant and visit with other enthusiasts. Seating and light refreshments. 

     

  • PLANT SALE
    (Check Facebook for date/time) • 150 Brevoort Rf
    Annual fundraiser featuring daylilies. 

September

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April

  • OSU SUSTAINABILITY FARMERS MARKET
    April 1, 12-4pm • Ohio State Southeast Oval
    Multi-vendor event promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship. 
     

  • EARTH DAY COLUMBUS
    April 1-May 1 • Various locations
    Volunteer opportunities include ravine cleanup, tree planting and building gardens. 
     

  • CITY FOLK'S HOMESTEAD SWAP
    April 15, 1-2pm • 4760 N High St

    Meet other local makers and growers! Bring homemade/homegrown items to trade. Recurring event: Third Saturday of each month.
     

  • EARTH DAY TREE PLANTING
    April 22, 10am-1pm • 3901 Maize Rd

    Spend Earth Day at the Urban Farm Church planting trees! Lunch will be provided. 
     

  • ANNUAL COCSS EXHIBITION & SALE
    April 29, 10am-4pm • Fairgrounds (Hilliard)

    Featuring local cacti/succulent growers. 
     

  • CLINTONVILLE FARMERS MARKET
    Saturdays from April 29-November 18
    9am-noon • N High St & W Dunedin Rd

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