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The Pothole Gardener: Filling up Potholes One Small Garden World at a Time

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Steve Wheen started doing guerrilla gardening in potholes for a project while in college.  He began  creating small garden worlds in potholes in part as a reaction to the poor conditions of the roads in London.  The project has grown to be a blog and website, where photos and videos of his gardening activity are posted. Working with soil, plants […]

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Let’s Grow Community Gardening – In the Heights and Cuyahoga County

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Last week I attended the Let’s Grow Community Gardening event at the Cleveland Heights Public Library.  The event was organized by Sustainable Heights, a local citizen group that promotes sustainability in Cleveland Heights and University Heights, OH. The meeting consisted of a overview of community garden, an introduction to the 5 plus community gardens that are in the area, updates […]

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Want to start a community garden – or a farm? OSU Cuyahoga County Extension Office Has Opportunities

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Last week I attended a workshop about starting a community garden given by the Ohio State University Cuyahoga County Extension office. In the workshop, the presenters talked about the steps of planning and implementing a community garden, and also introduced the classes, grants, and opportunities that are available through the OSU Extension office for community members. How to start?  One […]

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Purslane: Edible, Healthy, and Growing in Your Yard

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Purslane is a plant that represents edible landscaping at its best: it’s free, and there’s no work involved in growing it.  Considered a weed, it is seen growing in garden beds, in sidewalk cracks, and in most urban neightborhoods.  The plant is considered healthy due to the plant containing lots of vitamins including vitamin A and C, minerals, and alpha-linolenic […]

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The Sustainability Diet : Peter McDermott at CMNH

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Last weekend I attended a workshop entitled The Sustainability Diet given by Peter McDermott at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  McDermott is an urban farmer, a “network weaver” at E4S(Entrepeneurs for Sustainability) and the founder of Local Food Cleveland. The first part of the workshop McDermott focused on, “How did we get here?” – or a brief history of […]

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