North Akron Community Development Corporation

M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Correction: The name of the nonprofit is Strong Towns. It was originally incorrect in the headline.

A year-long partnership between Akron and a nonprofit called Strong Towns began to take shape today. The head of the group that focuses on small, incremental investments to spur big changes toured three of the city’s neighborhoods and spoke with the people trying to recover and build on those neighborhood’s strengths. 

photo of Akron North Hill neighborhood
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

A new farmers market is coming to the Akron’s North Hill neighborhood this summer. It’s a collaboration between an immigrant resettlement agency, Bhutanese farmers and community organizations.The Exchange House will host the market with partners Shanti Farms, the North Akron Community Development Corporation and the Irish Restoration Association. Katie Beck, manager of the Exchange House, says she hopes the market wil