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Mission & Vision

Our mission is to create a sustainable urban farm where people center the heart, mind, body, and spirit, and serve their neighbors.

Our vision is for the Urban Farm Church to grow crops and

community on the north side of Columbus by...

  • Developing green space in the middle of the city

  • Providing fresh, locally grown produce for our neighbors

  • Modeling green farming techniques people can use in their own backyards

  • Building local resilience to the global crisis of climate change.

Our Story

In the summer of 2020, Rev. Ryan Grace and his family traveled around southeast Ohio learning about small, sustainable farms. They tasted raw paw-paw pulp, milked a grass-fed dairy cow, and tried locally made cheese and yogurt. What they found is that local foods are better for the planet, better for the economy, and better for people.

A year later, Rev. Grace started wondering if his church, with its 4.5 acres of land in the middle of the city, could become the site of a sustainable urban farm. The answer was a resounding YES! In partnership with Maize Manor United Methodist Church, the Urban Farm Church is a new kind of faith community that cares for both people and planet in very tangible ways.

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Rev. Ryan Grace (right) with his wife, UFC Community Outreach Director Mariellyn Grace

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