Carlton Jackson and his crew are the masterminds behind TunnelVision Hoops. Ardent supporters of the Cleveland local food scene, Jackson and his crew built our first hoop house in a matter of hours. They’re a dedicated staff and have committed above and beyond a mere vendor relationship. We value their support and look forward to working with them as we continue to add five more hoops in the next year.
When Visual Historian Al Bell approached us during the Spring of 2010, he brought with him his disarming smile and camera. The rest is history. Oftentimes, Al shows up and documents CGP meetings, events, farmwork…. just about anything related to CGP. You’ll see his photos peppered throughout our website and Facebook. He’s taken literally thousands of photos as CGP continues on its journey. You can find them here.
Al’s photographic eye helps us share our story. The story about the man behind the lens is a story we’d like to share with you. For the first part of his professional life, Al was an engineer. As an engineer, he helped build many of the signature buildings making up the Cleveland skyline over the last twenty years. His passion for building and construction segued into architecture and interior photography. With growing artistic skills, his photographic work expanded to include events and portraits.
When he’s not taking photos at CGP, Al continues his artistic education at both Cleveland State University and Cleveland Institute of Art while taking on photo assignments and consulting activities throughout Ohio.
City Fresh is a program of the New Agrarian Center (NAC). It is a movement of volunteers, farmers, youth and community working to make locally-grown food available and affordable for everyone. City Fresh meets the needs of both urban and rural communities by improving access to fresh, locally grown food for urban residents and increasing marketing opportunities in the city for local farmers. We are a movement of volunteers, farmers, youth and community members committed to local food and health in our community.
The City Fresh program impacts the local food system through the development of neighorhood food centers called Fresh Stops, nutrition education, garden installations in urban areas, and the cultivation of direct farm-to-business connections. We delivered over 11,000 shares in Cuyahoga County alone in 2010, directly contributing more than $130,000 to the local foods economy. City Fresh also operates in adjoining Summit (Akron, OH) and Lorain counties.
As a partner, CGP provides produce to City Fresh. We share our facility for educational purposes with the New Agrarian Center and its City Fresh program.
Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland (formerly the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland) was founded in 1954 and is a local and independent non-profit organization. Their mission is to ensure that Greater Clevelanders affected by diabetes have the support they need to live well with the disease.