Organization

Grow Ohio Valley

Contact Information

1006 Grandview Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

(304) 233-4769

Focus Areas

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

Grow Ohio Valley builds thriving communities through local food.

  • About Us
    We operate five production sites, including an urban apple orchard, two high tunnel greenhouses, and a geothermal hothouse. Produce grown at these sites is combined with produce from local farms and loaded onto our mobile farmers market. The market brings fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, and honey to food deserts - areas which have limited access to fresh foods. Complementary educational programs teach community members gardening skills, how to prepare healthy meals, and the importance of eating fresh produce.
  • Our Impact
    -Lower rates of diet-related diseases
    -Beautification and use of previously vacant sites
    -Sustainable farming practices
    -Increased food security and independence
    -Improved access to fresh, locally-grown foods
    -Create a thriving local food economy
    -A healthy and happy community!

Positions at Grow Ohio Valley

Grow Ohio Valley Programs

AmeriCorps State

Are you passionate about food justice? Do you have or are you interested in gaining experience in agriculture? Join us as we improve social justice, community service, and locally grown food access throughout rustbelt Appalachia. Grow Ohio Valley is looking for passionate candidates to fill AmeriCorps opportunities in the following areas: " Urban farming " Greenhouse management " School and community gardening " Farmers markets " Food justice & nutrition education For more information, including how to apply, visit http://www.growov.org/americorps or email us at employment@growov.org

WV Community Development Hub - AmeriCorps VISTA

From the moment an individual makes the decision that they want to become an AmeriCorps VISTA, they are choosing to enhance their personal and professional growth experience. Working with an organization for the betterment of a community, dedicating yourself to a VISTA term makes a lasting impression on who you are as an individual, and what you are capable of accomplishing personally and professionally. In making the conscious decision to live on the poverty line wage of the area in which they serve, VISTA are granted a humbling experience in which to learn, grow and flourish. The services we provide as VISTA are as valuable and rewarding to the communities and organizations we serve as they are to ourselves. You are given opportunities to build our personal and professional networks, learn new skills (like writing a blog post!), tap into skills you already possess (whether we knew it or not) and build on them, and experience a professional work environment. And when faced with challenges you're able to heighten critical and logical thinking processes and problem-solving skills. Join us!

WV Promise The Alliance for Youth - AmeriCorps VISTA

Sponsored by WV Promise the Alliance for Youth, these VISTA servicemembers bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. This is an opportunity to spend one year serving full-time to make a difference here at home. This is a unique chance to improve your life and the lives of others. AmeriCorps VISTA is about helping all individuals reach their fullest potential. VISTA is designed to build the capacity of an organization and enhance its ability to serve the community. As a result, VISTA impacts both the person serving as well as the individuals served. Join us!