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
Local Food Cleveland
“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
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
“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
An online digital collection about the history of urban agriculture in Cleveland, Ohio.
OSU Extension Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
Two resources available online:
Re-Imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland Report
Vacant Land RE-Use Pattern Book
Carolyn L. Hufford, MLIS

Feb. 5, 2011 City Bountiful Book Discussion

CCC America teachers will meet on Saturday, Feb. 5th, 2011 at the Western Reserve Historical Society from 9:00 a.m. to noon for the Spring Book Discussion of City Bountiful by Laura Lawson (U Cal Press, 2005).

8:30-9:00    Registration, coffee service
9:00-9:45    Urban garden overview – Mark Tebeau, Ed Pershey
9:45-10:15   Cleveland’s urban and school gardens – Carolyn Hufford
10:15-10:45  Oral History Logs from Reimagining Cleveland gardeners
10:45-11:45  Small group discussions of oral history logs in relation to concepts from City Bountiful
11-45-12:00 Closing, evaluations