Biointesive farm opens to public display


This Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m., Joan and Reed Richmond, from Meadow Rise Farm of Bellville, will showcase how they have transformed 2.5 acres into a human-centered, biointensive farm.

Utilizing mostly hand tools and small equipment and a “feet-on-the-ground” philosophy, Meadow Rise Farm produces more than three dozen varieties of vegetables in permanent raised beds.

Visitors will see gardening philosophies and practices in action from Jean-Martin Fortier’s The Market Gardener, as well as Eliot Coleman’s The New Organic Grower.

The address is 6991 Renie Road. Directions: from I-71 N, take Exit 165 for Rte. 97 E. Drive 3 miles and turn right at the light at the Route 13 intersection (Bellville Bandstand will be on your left). Travel south for 4 miles on Route 13 until you come to the Bangorville Road intersection. Turn right. Drive 0.5 miles west on Bangorville Road You will come to a rise/small hill. At the crest, turn right and park along the edge of the pasture (there’s room to park on both sides of the drive). Walk across the field toward the gray cottage and red pole barn. Meadow Rise Farm 6991 Renie Road, Bellville, OH 44831