Cooperative Farms

"Growing Together"

Mission: Transforming underutilized land into urban farms for community gardens and entrepreneurial enterprises designed to strengthen the social and economic fabric of Akron through agriculture.


Akron Cooperative Farms is both a Cooperative and Commercial Farm in North Hill. The Cooperative Farm will consist of approximately 4 acres of community gardening composed of over 300 garden plots for lease. This cooperative farm approach is designed to bring diverse residents and neighbors together around growing produce for their families, their community, as well as to sell to market as entrepreneurs.

Bringing the City Together! 

  • Akron Residents

  • Refugees and Immigrants

  • Under and Unemployed

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Retired and Aging Adults

  • Youth and Children

  • Local Food Advocates and Agencies


The commercial enterprise will consist of over an acre of greenhouse that hydroponically grows fresh, local greens and herbs. This produce will be sold to market, producing revenues designated to employ the Akron reentry and refugee community, , stimulating the local food economy.


  • Job Creation

  • Creating a socially inclusive haven

  • Promoting and supporting entrepreneurship

  • Placemaking

  • Sourcing the region with local food

  • Re-purposing underutilized land

  • reconnecting ethnic minorities to their agrarian passion culture


735 Gaylan Dr.

Akron, OH 44310