The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host a talk with Mansfield Frazier Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.
Frazier, community activist and entrepreneur, leads The Vineyards and BioCellar of Château Hough, an urban vineyard located in Cleveland at the intersection of East 66th Street and Hough Avenue, where grapes are grown for award-winning wines. Staff at the vineyard also operates the world’s first experimental underground greenhouse.
Frazier will discuss how these projects use innovative educational and entrepreneurial strategies in the growing field of urban agriculture to encourage, prepare and assist at-risk youth, veterans, and those who are returning—or who already have returned—to their home neighborhoods after a period of incarceration. These strategies are aimed at creating safer, greener, healthier and wealthier places to live, work, and raise families.