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Cleveland Convention center plays host to urban farm

More than 50 percent of the trash from the the Global Center for Health Innovation and the convention center was recycled in 2016

By Emily Bamforth,
June 19, 2017


Look out of some of the windows of the Cleveland Convention Center, and you’ll see greenery, dozens of chickens, lines of bee hives and three pigs.

It’s a sight that brings Clevelanders on their lunch breaks or enjoying downtown during the summer months peering over the top of the building from the mall above, trying to sneak a peek at the animals below.

The farm is run by, and produces significant amounts of ingredients for, Levy Restaurants, the food service provider for the convention center. The project began more than three years ago with beehives, and has slowly grown to include raised beds, chickens and pigs.

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