Providing Employment, Feeding a Community
The IBH Garden was founded in 2012 to provide initial work opportunities to former IBH residents after successful residential treatment. IBH understands that stable employment is a significant factor in supporting a life of long-term sobriety. By providing work opportunities at the IBH Garden, former IBH residents are able to gain work experience, job skills, and potential future work opportunities with partner organizations. For many, the IBH Garden is the start of sustaining a transformed life. Produce from the IBH Garden is used to provide healthy food choices to the current residents of IBH, sold to the public at our roadside market, and donated to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Membership in the IBH Garden Community Supported Agriculture Program is also available.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
During the months of May - September, the IBH Garden operates a road-side produce market with a wide variety of fresh produce and flowers. This popular market is open to the public. Check back in May for days and hours of operation. All produce and flowers are fresh picked from the locally-owned IBH Garden. The products change throughout the season based on harvest and availability.
What is grown in the IBH Garden?
Vegetables and Fruits - Baby Spinach, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cabbage-Red, White, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Green Beans, Honeydew, Indian Corn, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Okra, Onions-Red, White, Yellow, Parsnips/Turnips, Peppers-Bell, Hot, Sweet, Seedless Cucumber, Shallots, Sicilian Eggplant, Slicing Cucumber, Snap peas, Spaghetti Squash, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes-Heirloom, Cherry, Watermelon, Zucchini
Herbs - Sweet Basil, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano, Cilantro, Dill
Flowers - Zinnias (State Fair), Cosmos (Tall), Sunflowers (9 types), Marigolds, Mountain Mint, Celosia, Argenta spicata, Ornamental Gourds
IBH Garden, 3445 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44319