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.
We are looking for more Friends to join our Volunteer Team.
You can sign up here to support our Nourishing Families program
You can sign up here to support our Creation Care program
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, sows seeds of hope and offers food to go.
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!
Please prayerfully consider supporting the work of Tikkun Farm.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.