Organization

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 www.growov.org

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