Tikkun Farm, a 3.5 acre farm in the neighborhood of Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati, intends to be a place of healing, restoration and repair cultivated through meaningful work and spiritual practices.
Tikkun is a Hebrew word meaning “repair” or “restore”. The phrase Tikkun Olam captures the collective life purpose of the Jewish people to “repair the world”. This phrase has many layers of meaning from personal healing to global reconciliation, but at it’s core it means to join with God in repairing what has been broken: lives, buildings, the land, relationships, villages and nations, bodies, etc. The work of repair also shows up in the bible in Isaiah 61 which begins with God’s promise to heal to God’s hurting people, but goes on to say that those healed will become healers… “repairers of the walls” and the “restorers of the devastations”.
Mary Laymon and Greg York bought the former dairy farm in 2010. While they are slowly repairing the buildings they have welcomed people to live in community on the farm, offered land for Bhutanese refugees to farm, invited local non-profits to meet in the farmhouse, offered a maker space to refugee and immigrant women for fiber arts projects, hosted an after-school cooking program for underserved neighborhood youth, hosted retreats & workshops, served community meals, taken in animal rescues, welcomed a local drum circle and offered spiritual direction.
They long for Tikkun Farm to offer many kinds of healing and repair. We hope a person who finds shelter at Tikkun Farm may come to know the truth that they are Beloved. For more information contact Mary Laymon.
FREE Produce /Food Distribution every week
Friday, 1-6pm and Saturday, 1-4pm
7941 Elizabeth St, Cincinnati, OH 45231
This is made possible by the generous support of volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can sign up here.
The Enquirer Article:
A city farm, created to help repair the world,
Tikkun Farm Family Feeding Program
Tikkun Farm is preparing and distributing ingredients for nutritiously dense, low cost dinners once a week. These meals are feeding families that are now facing greater financial and food insecurity during this time of school and employment closings. To submit a request for receive a weekly family meal, please fill out this form.
If you’d like to support the work Tikkun Farm is doing to feed families, donations to our purchase of a larger fridge, or food for our meals would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
A FRIDGE TO KEEP IT SAFE
Produce comes in …and then flows out. While it’s here we need to keep it fresh. In the last six months the amount coming in has far exceeded our existing refrigerator space. In addition we’ve started giving families in our neighborhood 1-2 meals each week. In order to keep up with the abundance flowing in and out of the farm, we need need to purchase a commercial refrigerator. It will make it easier for families to pick up extra produce, as well as the weekly meals we are distributing.
Even though we are not having volunteer meetings nor offering in-person programming, there are still ways you can contribute to Tikkun Farm. To support our effort in feeding families we are seeking donations of the following ingredients:
Large Cans Chopped Tomatoes
Drop them into the blue bins on the loading dock behind the Milkhouse
Have them delivered to: 7941 Elizabeth St. Cincinnati, OH 45231
We may need to keep our physical distance. But we can still provide physical support!
Please prayerfully consider supporting the work of Tikkun Farm.