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The Summer Sprout Program

Monday, March 15th, 2010

The Summer Sprout Program is currently accepting applications for new community gardens.  The program takes place within the City of Cleveland and is focused on nurturing community gardens to grow vegetables.  There are several Summer Sprout gardens in the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods, including E. 35th Street, E. 61st Street at Quincy Avenue, Colfax Road and Marshall Avenue.

 Summer Sprout may provide seeds, starter plants, soil, fertilizer, rototilling and educational resources to gardeners.  In order to apply one must:

  1. Be a resident of Cleveland
  2. Have legal permission to use property to garden in the City of Cleveland
  3. Have at least 5 garden members who are not all related
  4. Be willing to attend educational workshops and donate time back to the Summer Sprout Program

The deadline to submit all materials to the OSU Extension is March 19, 2010.  For more information please contact Jim Thompson, Summer Sprout Program Assistant OSU Cuyahoga County Extension at  216.429.8200 ext. 246.

Urban Harvest Garden Tour 2009 tomorrow

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Celebrate local food, community, and culture and highlight 13 community gardens and urban farms in Greater Cleveland this Saturday, August 15th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Begin at 9am at the Ben Franklin Community Garden, located behind the Ben Franklin School (1905 Spring Rd.) in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Join Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other guest speakers for an opening reception and a chance to learn about Greater Cleveland’s commitment to healthy communities.

For more information and to download a map go to www.urbanharvestcleveland.org

There are three great ways to see the gardens in this year’s tour. All are free and open to the public.

*Self-guided Tours
Travel at your own pace by foot, bike, or car any time between 9am and 2pm to any garden along the route. Download a map at ww.urbanharvestcleveland.org

*Bike Tour
Bring your bike and join one of two guided rides with OSU Extension and the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. Meet at the co-op at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 15th. The bike co-op is located at 1823 Columbus Rd. in Cleveland. You can rent bikes and helmets from the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op if you don’t have your own. To reserve a spot on the free bike tour or to learn more about the routes go to http://www.urbanharvestcleveland.org/guided-bike-tours

*Lolly the Trolly Tours
Hop on Lolly the Trolley! Trolleys will follow two separate 2 hour routes, each departing at 10am and 12pm and returning to Ben Franklin (seating is limited!). Trolley rides are free and open to the public.
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Charlie Comella Community Garden (Cedar Ave) Ceremony

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

You’re Invited!

What: Friskers project orange thumb ribbon cutting ceremony

En joy free garden snacks and special guest!

Trinity’s cathedral/Charlie Comella Community Garden received one of 15 Friskers Project Orange Thumb Grants awarded in the U.S for 2009.

When: Sat., Aug.15 2009-2:30pm
This event will be the capstone of the O.S.U Extension/city of Cleveland Urban Harvest

Garden Tour (9am-2pm) featuring over a dozen other gardens and urban Farms.

Where: Trinity Cathedral/Charlie Comella Community Garden,
Corner of E.35 St. and Cedar Ave., Cleveland

Who: You! Experience our garden! The food we grow helps feed the hungry and we add beauty to our inner city neighborhood.

RSVP & MORE INFO:

Scott Blanchard-phone: 216.749.4115 * email: scottwblanchard@roadrunner.com

Website/blog: http://Grantgarden.projectorangethumb.com/?cat=16