Community Gardens

City of Cleveland - Agriculture in Residential Districts

The City of Cleveland adopted amendments to the zoning regulations for residential districts that permit farm stands, different design guidelines for fencing, and allow agriculture as a principal use on vacant lots. 

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert by CSU Student Monique Russell

Cleveland State University student, Monique Russell, and Dr. Brian Mikelbank of CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs recently completed a revised anaylsis of food access in Cuyahoga County that includes food pantries, urban gardens, and farmers markets and a measure of access using network analysis instead of straight line distance.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Urban Ag Mini Tours:East and West side (bike, walk, drive or bus!)

August 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Variable between both tour days

Join Ohio State University Extension's urban agriculture team, community and market gardeners, farmer's markets and many others in two tours of Cleveland's harvestable land. August 25th from 10am-2pm is the first tour date of locations on the Westside and includes:

-Lakeview Terrace

-Kentucky Garden

-Orchard on Franklin

-Eco Village Market Garden

-Gordon Square Farmers’ Market

-Edgewater Hill Community Garden... Read more »

Ohio EPA: Urban Agriculture, Composting and Zoning: A zoning code model for promoting composting and organic waste diversion

 “Urban Agriculture, Composting and Zoning: A zoning code model for promoting composting and organic waste diversion through sustainable urban agriculture” is a report and guidance document issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to assist municipalities, zoning and planning departments, departments of health and community garden associations in developing polciies that can support composting and gardening in local communities.

Working Group(s): 
Food Waste Recovery
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

FPC Shares Recommendations on Urban Soils with Congresswoman Fudge for 2012 Farm Bill

Members of the FPC shared recommendations with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, member of the House Agriculture Committee and her staff at a Farm Bill 2012 Roundtable on May 23rd in Geauga County.   Ideas about how to support urban agriculture through healthy soils and farmers' markets were presented.  Here are the recommendations for creating healthy soils for urban agriculture and the role USDA and the Farm Bill can play in supporting these efforts. We'll share the farmers market recommendations in a future post.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning