Grow Ohio Valley

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth
  • Health & Nutrition

Contact Information

1006 Grandview Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

(304) 233-4769

Grow Ohio Valley is a nonprofit corporation established to strengthen Ohio Valley communities, families, and residents through growing food, sustainable living, and economic development. It provides residents of low-income neighborhoods with low-cost, healthy organic food while teaching them how to garden for themselves.

About Grow Ohio Valley

Grow Ohio Valley’s mission is to transform the Ohio Valley through improved food justice. This is achieved by a variety of programs, including: organic urban agricultural production, school garden programs, community supported agriculture initiatives, neighborhood farm stands, and a traveling mobile organic market. The organization emphasizes an innovative, agricultural approach to poverty and encourages independence among its staff. Now completing its third season, GOV has demonstrated a successful track record and proven itself a positive change agent in the redevelopment of rust-belt Appalachia. You can learn more about our work by visiting

Grow Ohio Valley’s Impact

Grow Ohio Valley is working to fashion a new economic landscape, one offering increased prosperity, improved health and a better environment. In that landscape you'll see...
-Vacant city lots become fertile and productive.
-School children who think it is “normal” to grow and eat healthy food.
-Grocery stores and Mobile Markets that carry locally-produced foods, creating market opportunities for local farmers.
-School cafeterias that serve vegetables from schoolyard gardens and local farms.
-A rural landscape dominated by thriving family farms.
-Backyard and community gardens as the rule, rather than the exception.
-New entrepreneurs and jobs emerging in the local food industry, where success is independent of background and 100% dependent on work ethic.
-Widespread access to low-cost, healthy vegetables, even in low-income neighborhoods.

  • Year Founded 2014
  • Legal Form 501c3

Positions at Grow Ohio Valley

  • AmeriCorps Education Programs Coordinator

    Improve social justice through building garden-based classrooms, helping teachers with garden-based curriculum, and helping to manage Grow Ohio Valley’s Food Justice and other service-based learning immersion trips. Grow Ohio Valley (GOV) seeks to fill two year-long Education Programs Coordinator ...

    Wheeling, WV
    Focus: Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
  • AmeriCorps Key Organic Farm Hand

    Improve social justice through growing healthy food in rust belt Appalachia. Grow Ohio Valley (GOV) seeks to engage two senior farm hands to play key roles in expanding availability of fresh local food in the Wheeling, WV region. Candidates should ...

    Wheeling, WV
    Focus: Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth + 2 more
  • AmeriCorps Local Food Systems Service

    A food system encompasses the path food travels from farm to fork. It includes growing, harvesting, processing, distributing, marketing and disposing of food. Improve social justice in Rustbelt Appalachia by joining Grow Ohio Valley’s efforts to improve local food ...

    Wheeling, WV
    Focus: Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth + 2 more