Urban Gardening Resources

Ed Pershey, VP at the Western Reserved Historical Society, and Carolyn Hufford, librarian and master gardener, presented about Cleveland’s urban and school gardens at the Feb. 5th book discussion for CCC America teachers.  Their presentations are available for participants.

Additionally, Carolyn offered a  list of urban garden resources:

Local Food Information Resources:
2011 Ohio Farm to School Conference
www.ccbh.net
Local Food Cleveland
http://www.localfoodcleveland.org/
“Local Food Cleveland is an action network for everyone who is passionate about growing a thriving
local food economy and culture around Cleveland, OH.”
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County
http://cuyahoga.osu.edu/
Go here for information about community gardening and beyond to food policy issues as well as many
training programs throughout the year. Select “Agriculture and Natural Resources.”
Don’t miss the current Urban Agriculture newsletter
New Agrarian Center, NAC
http://web.me.com/blueheron55/NAC_Site/Welcome.html
“The New Agrarian Center (NAC) was formed in 2000 as a 501(c)3 organization focused on growing a
sustainable local food system in Northeast Ohio. The NAC began its work with the initiation of the
George Jones Farm and Nature Preserve in Oberlin, Ohio.”
Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture
http://www.clevelandmemory.org/urbag/index.html
An online digital collection about the history of urban agriculture in Cleveland, Ohio.
OSU Extension Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
http://www.cuyahogamg.org/
Two resources available online:
Re-Imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland Report
And
Vacant Land RE-Use Pattern Book
At:http://www.cudc.kent.edu/shrink/landlab.html
Carolyn L. Hufford, MLIS
c.l.hufford@csuohio.edu