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Community Gardening Programs
Master Gardeners participate in the preparation, planting and maintenance of community gardens at which educational programs are conducted:

Grassroots Gardening

Share the Health (Plant A Row) Garden
Willott Iris Garden

Also see: Ben Franklin Demonstration Gardens

Community Gardening Grants and Scholarships
Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County has awarded community garden grants to promote gardening projects in the area and college scholarship assistance to encourage horticultural education. These programs have been suspended for 2017. Click here for information on past awards.

Grassroots Gardening
Urban gardening has long been popular. Particulary in difficult times, people unite to raise food in urban settings. Click for
historical information on urban agriculture in Cleveland or for a slideshow (turn on titles in options) from the Cleveland Memory
Project, the showcase for the Special Collections in the CSU Library. Although not a Master Gardener project, Master
Gardeners have been involved in this CSU project.

Master Gardeners work with the OSU Extension's Community Gardening Program, and provides mentoring at many of the Program's gardens (see map of gardens). A diverse group of people and garden groups participate in gardens across Cuyahoga County; provide workshops on herbs, vegetables, winter gardening, etc.; assist in community and market gardens; and help the gardeners in preparing proposals to submit for presentations at the American Community Gardening Association's State Conference.

Master Gardeners mentor at the following community gardens:

Abundance Acres
Bearcat Spirit Garden
Bedford Community Garden
Bedford Hts Community Center
Blessed Trinity Community Garden
Broadway Boys & Girls Club
Canterbury Garden
Colony Community Garden
Community Circle II
Community Garden at Holy Name
Darley Ave
E Cleveland Multigenerational
E. 108 St.
Eastway Community Garden
EC Grows
Edgewater Hill Victory Garden

Elizabeth Hyacinth GardenFairview Park Community Garden
Fruit of Life Community Garden
Garden Hope
Goodrich-Gannett Senior Center
Hanna Perkins Center Comm Garden
Imani Temple
Lancelot II
Lee Heights Peace Garden
Memorial Park
Morning Star Tower
Mt. Pleasant Intergenerational
New Sardis/Rickoff
North Royalton Community Garden
Nottingham Sprouts, Shelton
Precinct 8 Garden
Randall Park

RLC Community Garden
Rocky River Comm Garden
Rust Belt Gardens
Shaffer Miles Garden
Sunbeam Community Garden
Taylor Road Learning Garden
The Earth Connection
Transitional Housing
Euclid Valley Pool
Victory Garden
Warrendale Community Garden
Watterson-Lake Learning Garden
Webb Garden
West Park Community Center
West Side Boys & Girls Club


Share the Health Garden

The Share the Health Garden at the Gates Mills Environmental Education Center, 390 County Line Road in Gates Mills (map) has been one of many such gardens all over the United States that aim to provide fresh produce to people in need. The Garden also offers educational programs. In 2011, Master Gardeners grew and donated over 2,000 pounds of fresh vegetables.
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Willott Iris Garden

The Willott Iris Garden at the City's Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is being created in commemoration of Master Gardeners Anthony (Tony) Willott and his wife Dorothy Willott, both of whom became nationally renowned for the hybridizing of irises.
Click for pictures of Garden dedication.



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