Kent Ohio Food Not Lawns is dedicated to encouraging individuals to produce food for themselves, their families, and others.  We work together in the community to swap seeds, plants, food, advice, techniques, chores, and stories.  Regular meetings are scheduled, including seed swaps, food swaps, classes, farm tours, garden tours, lawn conversions, picnics, discussions, and community projects.  Hopefully everyone can bring something to the table and fun can be had by all.

Please check out Food Not Lawns International and read the book Food Not Lawns by H. C. Flores for more information on the group's inspiration.  If you have questions, please email us at  We also have a web page at


"The average urban lawn could produce several hundred pounds of food a year."

Flores, Heather (2011-10-19). Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden And Your Neighborhood into a Community (p. 17). Chelsea Green Publishing. Kindle Edition. 

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Recent Meetups

  • June 10 · 7:00 PM

    Shade Gardening

    5 Food Producers

    Come see our own Snarky Gardener speak about food gardening in the shade.  Just because you have a shady yard doesn't mean you can’t grow food. Free seeds packets will... Learn more
  • June 6 · 9:00 AM

    Edible Kent's Spring Planting Party

    7 Food Producers

    Join Edible Kent as we plant this year's crop for the masses! In case you don't know us, Edible Kent is dedicated to providing free, fresh produce available in downtown... Learn more
  • May 30 · 1:00 PM

    Garden Planting Party at Kent Social Services

    5 Food Producers

    After our second annual plant and seed swap, Kent Food Not Lawns will be putting in an edge garden at Kent Social Services.  Come join us as we break ground so KSS can... Learn more
  • May 30 · 11:00 AM

    2nd Annual Plant and Seed Swap

    6 Food Producers

    It's Kent Food Not Lawn's second annual plant and seed swap. Bring your plants, seeds (especially anything that can be direct seeded like beans, carrots, beets, etc),... Learn more
  • May 20 · 5:30 PM

    Rocket Stove Workshop

    3 Food Producers

    Come out and play with fire! See how to build a rocket stove as well as learn about the sustainable benefits and different uses of building and one.
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