Archive for ‘green’

Learn About Urban Farming on Cleveland’s East Side

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Learn about all the urban farming that is happening on Cleveland’s east side, specifically in Kinsman and Central!

Read this cleveland.com article that discusses the urban farms on the east side of Cleveland including the Ka-La Healing Garden, Rid-All Green Partnership, and the our very own Kinsman Farm.

While there is no official definition of an urban farm, Cleveland, by some estimates, is considered the second largest urban farming city in the U.S.!

Join in the growing movement and support your local urban farm!!

Green City Growers featured in Scene Magazine

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Have you wondered what goes on in the big greenhouse located on Kinsman Rd and Grand Ave near E. 55th St?  Check out this article in Scene magazine about the Green City Growers Greenhouse in Kinsman:

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/worker-owned-green-city-growers-is-on-the-path-to-profits-while-giving-refugees-and-ex-cons-gainful-employment/Content?oid=5740258&utm_source=widget&utm_medium=toc&utm_campaign=rightrail&utm_content=HomeThisWeek

 

World Series of Play: Game 2 at Hillside Park tomorrow!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Join us at Hillside Park November 5, 2016 from 1-4pm to enjoy the park!

Come and join the conversation about future plans for the park. Learn how to build and create a piece that could be an addition to the park! All ages welcome!

See you there!

37th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

“Cleveland Growing Strong”

The 37th Annual meeting of the American Community Gardening Association Conference will be held in Cleveland this year!

The ACGA annual conference brings together individuals who are active in all aspects of gardening from across the United States, Canada, and abroad. The conference includes hands-on workshops, presentations, poster sessions, keynote speakers, and visits to community gardens, urban agriculture sites, food security projects, and other green space in Cleveland.

Date: August 4-7 2016

Where: Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH

Price: $320-360 (Includes everything from Thursday Welcome Dinner through Sunday’s Keynote, does not include pre-conference or post-conference)

Youth conference (ages 12-21) includes seminars and a business or cooking competition (price: $75, scholarships available)

 

Questions? Email info@communitygarden.org or call 1-877-ASK-ACGA

Register at: https://communitygarden.org/conference/registration/

What is YOUR Milk Preference?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Whether it comes from a carton, a glass jar, or a plastic jug, cow’s milk is generally what most people are used to drinking. Did you know there are different kinds of milk? So, with so many different kinds of milk in grocery stores how do we know which ones to choose?

  • Soy Milk – Made from an extract of soy beans and is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener.
  • Rice Milk – Made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water.
  • Organic Milk – Comes from cows that have been fed organic feed, roam freely, or graze on pesticide free grass.
  • Raw Milk – Comes from cows but is not pasteurized.

Cow’s milk is generally pasteurized but some people believe that you should try raw cow’s milk to ensure you are getting as many nutrients as possible. Pasteurization is the process that kills all of the harmful bacteria in raw milk by heating it to a specific temperature for a specific amount of time. Pasteurization was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864, as a means of killing organisms responsible for diseases like typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and diphtheria.

Cow’s milk that has been pasteurized offers 9 essential nutrients such as:

  • Calcium                          
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  •  Niacin

What if you’re a vegan or your poor tummy can’t digest cow’s milk? There are a a lot of different choices. We suggest trying rice milk or soy milk.

Soy milk is dairy-free and made from an extract of soy beans. It is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener so it tastes and looks similar cow’s milk. Soy milk often has calcium and vitamin D added to it to increase its nutritional value.

Rice milk is also dairy-freeand is made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water. It often has vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, calcium and iron added to enhance its nutritional benefits.

No matter what you choose,it is important to keep a balanced diet. To get the full benefits of cow’s milk and these nine essential nutrients, the USDA recommends adults and children to consume two to three servings of milk (or cheese or yogurt) each day. A serving size is 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.

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Want to Start a Community Garden in Cleveland?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Summer Sprout is Cleveland’s Community Gardening Program. There are currently 175 active gardens in the program. Gardeners are able to grow nutritious food in their neighborhoods, at their churches, or places of work. If you know of a potential new garden site, or belong to an existing garden that is not currently enrolled in Summer Sprout, feel free to contact Jim Thompson at OSU Extension for more information and an application.

 Grow Nutritous Food in your Neighborhood

Be Active in your Community

Put a Vacant Lot to Good Use

Get Excercise and Fresh Air

The Summer Sprout Program is supported by the City of Cleveland Department of Community Development and managed by Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County. City of Cleveland residents and stakeholders are eligible to apply for the Sum-mer Sprout Program. Only garden sites in the City of Cleveland who fill out complete applications will be considered.

If you are interested in applying, download the application here:

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu/top-stories/summer-sprout-is-currently-accepting-applications-for-new-garden-sites-for-2013

 

Or contact Jim Thompson at OSU Extension:

Phone: 216.429.8200 x 246 Email: Thompson.1608@osu.edu

Applications for the 2013 season are due September 28, 2012.

 

Greenhouse being developed in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

A new greenhouse is being developed in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood.  The project is featured in the Plain Dealer.  Click the link below to read the article.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/07/cleveland_foundation_seeks_to.html

SPICE UP YOUR GARDEN

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Spice Up Your Garden!

An Ohio State University Extension Urban Agriculture Program Workshop

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ben Franklin Community Garden

1905 Spring Road in Cleveland

Spice up your garden with a few herbs! Take this opportunity to learn how to grow herbs that will add fresh flavor to your cooking and color to your garden.

All workshops are FREE and open to the public but registration is required. To register please call 216- 429- 8224, or e-mail  key.46@osu.edu

There are several Community Gardens in the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods.  If you’d like more information on starting a community garden in our neighborhood, please contact BBC at 216-341-1455.