Our Field to Table sponsors play a vital role in supporting the Conservatory’s community access and outreach programs. With your investment, Franklin Park Conservatory can continue to serve, strengthen and connect the entire community to its unique resources.
Field to Table benefits programs including:
Growing to Green: Building stronger, healthier communities through gardening
The Growing to Green program has helped start, strengthen and sustain over 300 community gardens, school learning gardens and neighborhood beautification projects throughout central Ohio. With an emphasis on food access, nutrition, education, and bringing neighborhoods together, the program offers hands-on support through resources, seeds and supplies, site visits, grant assistance and more.
Farmers’ Market: Fresh, affordable produce in a food desert
The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June to September, providing families in its near East side neighborhood with access to fresh, local foods. The Market accepts EBT and participates in Produce Perks, providing EBT users with matching funds to spend on fresh produce. Cooking and wellness demonstrations educate customers on nutrition, and offer ideas on how to healthily prepare fresh, in-season produce.
Free Community Days: Open to all
The Conservatory offers free admission to residents of Franklin County on the first Sunday of every month. Community Days ensure that all in the community, regardless of ability to pay, are welcome and have access to the Conservatory. Over 26,000 individuals participated in the program in its first year.
Free Admission: Access with a library card
In partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, temporary Conservatory membership cards are available for check-out, providing families with free admission for up to two adults and six children.
Please join the 12th annual Field to Table! View sponsorship options and benefits here, or contact Jessica Fagan, Development Officer for Special Events, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.715.8044.