Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. Schedules Cooking, Farming Classes - Vindicator

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. is offering free healthy cooking and urban farming classes at Iron Roots Urban Farm on the city’s South Side.

Classes between January and March will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the HMHP Foundation Demonstration Kitchen, 822 Billingsgate Avenue, at the rear of Iron Roots Urban Farm. The first class in the series is Tuesday on the topic of seasonal crop planning for urban farming.

The urban farming classes, on Tuesdays, are designed to help families and urban growers gain the skills needed to enhance their current or future micro-enterprise or grow food to feed their families. Topics will include cover crops, hydroponics, and aquaponics.

Cooking classes will be Fridays for beginner and experienced cooks. The classes are designed to work with families and community cooks to help foster a healthier and more sustainable community.

Those interested in registering for the classes, should contact Sophia Buggs at 330-480-0423 or

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