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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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Welcome to Kent Food Not Lawns!

Recent Meetups

  • October 23 · 7:00 PM

    Ben Falk Public Lecture

    2 Food Growers

    Internationally renowned ecological designer and award-winning author of "The Resilient Farm and Homestead" Ben Falk will visit Cleveland October 21-24. Falk’s... Learn more
  • October 18 · 3:00 PM

    Free Range & Grass Fed... Tierra Verde Farm Tour

    7 Food Growers | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    There is nothing better than grass fed beef, free range chickens and yummy turkey and pork! We are going to do it again! Come join us as we tour the farm were Don and I... Learn more
  • September 26 · 2:00 PM

    Hootenanny @ George Jones Farm

    2 Food Growers | 3 Photos

    Tickets at the Gate $15 adults / $10 students All proceeds go to help  the farm and City Fresh. an organization that helps farmers get a great price for their food and... Learn more
  • August 12 · 7:00 PM

    Seed Saving Workshop

    5 Food Growers | 2 Photos

    Help the Kent Free Library start a Seed Library! Seed saving is easier than you think. Don Abbott from Kent Food Not Lawns will explain how to save vegetable seeds... Learn more
  • June 10 · 7:00 PM

    Shade Gardening

    5 Food Growers

    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
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