When an Abandoned Parking Lot Becomes a Farm

Ohio State Mansfield builds a micro-farm designed by Mansfield alumni, Tyler Arter, and Ohio State Professor Kip Curtis.  Photo source: Catie Noyes / Farm and Dairy

Not many of us would look at a parking lot and see a way to improve the local food system, but that’s exactly what happened on OSU’s Mansfield campus. 

The new micro-farm (just one-third of an acre!) will serve as an outdoor classroom, grow food for the dining hall, and provide an example for more sustainable food systems to address food insecurity.  Mansfield alum Tyler Arter and Ohio State Professor Kip Curtis designed it. Read about the project here.