About Us

The Food Lab has a mission to get good food out into our community.
To meet this mission we help establish urban farms,
build hoop houses and other structures to promote sustainable
food production and we cater events and prepare custom meals.

Walt

Walt

Founder, Gardener, Farmer, and Chef

Mansfield, Ohio native Walter Bonham is an urban farmer and operator of @TheFoodLabLLC with a passion to build, grow, and feed his community. With a bachelor’s degree in business, minor in economics from Wittenberg University, and a master’s in science management from Ohio Dominican University his educational background drives his grassroots work, while much of what he knows he learned through hard work and dedication outside the classroom. He serves as a board member and one of the founders of the Richland Gro-Op. He has been dedicated to addressing food insecurity in the most sustainable way, by Urban Farming and creating more farmers. Walter Bonham simply wants to help build his community, by encouraging them to eat local, support local farms, and be more aware of what they eat and where it comes from.

Dre

Dre

Head Chef

IN THE NEWS:

New Micro-Farm Model Tested at OSU Mansfield

IN THE NEWS:

OSU Mansfield Micro-Farm begins first harvest

IN THE NEWS:

Producers begin harvesting crops at OSU-Mansfield microfarm

Interested in your own sustainable garden?

Email Address
Call Me

419-295-3253

Visit Me

311 Bowman St.
Mansfield, OH 44903