Hattie’s Gardens is a sustainable garden that grows fresh, organic produce for Akron and Northeast Ohio residents. Hattie's Gardens is a Hattie Larlham work training program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Hattie's Gardens adheres to sustainable growing practices, including crop rotation to prevent soil depletion, composting, using beneficial insects to manage crop-damaging insects, spreading mulches to suppress weeds and using disease-resistant cultivators. Hattie’s Gardens is part of the sustainable vision of Northeast Ohio:
Hattie’s Gardens offers community supported agriculture (CSA) shares. A 22-week Hattie Gardens CSA share is a great way to enjoy the healthy and delicious benefits of local, sustainable vegetables and support Northeast Ohio farmers and people with developmental disabilities. Hattie's Gardens CSA pick up is at Old Trail School. Good food grows at Hattie's Gardens.
Hattie’s Gardens at the Akron Zoo and Old Trail School are organically certified by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). The OEFFA certifies farmers according to the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA NOP) standards. Hattie’s Gardens meets the standards for organic farming, which include:
The sustainable produce is also grown for use at Hattie’s Cafés & Gifts. If you own or work for a farmers' market, restaurant or specialty grocery store in greater Akron, Ohio, and would like to carry Hattie's Gardens' fresh and local vegetables for your customers, please contact Hattie Larlham. Fresh produce is available to Hattie's Gardens employees and donated to local food banks.