The state of Ohio is awarding one million dollars in stimulus money to Wilmington to invest in energy efficient projects. The money comes as the town is at crossroads. It celebrates its bicentennial this year, but it's also reeling from devastating job loss in the wake of DHL leaving the town. Emily McCord first started reporting on Wilmington's transformation more than a year ago, and this week she brings us her series "Wilmington Homegrown Hope"
Feed Dayton's Urban Farming Program began to form several years ago. It started with some test gardens that began as a way to support a local food ministry.
Ken Carmen, founder of Feed Dayton, says he learned a lot from those first test gardens. Growing up, he also learned a lot from his mom, an avid gardener. So planting and growing has been life long pursuits. That helps with the mission of Feed Dayton.
Their latest project is a 6000 square foot lot on E. Fifth Street. It's not easy to spot, but once you find it, the sight is impressive.