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 vocational 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 at Crown Point Ecology Center 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:
Fresh vegetables grown at Hattie’s Gardens are available at Akron and Northeast Ohio farmers’ markets. The sustainable produce is also grown for use at Hattie’s Cafés & Gifts and at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities. 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.