Community Gardens

Seasonal High Tunnel workshop for urban farmers TONIGHT!

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge invites you and all interested constituents to take part in an informational workshop on applying, registering, planning, contracting, and practices that impact installing a Seasonal High Tunnel, a Cleveland initiative with the support of Congresswoman Fudge with funding from USDA's Natural Resource and Conservation Services EQUIP program.

If you or anyone you know is an urban farmer seeking funding for hoop houses and other growing initiatives, please plan to attend this workshop.... Read more »

Urban Farmers: Apply for Hoop House funding through USDA's EQIP Program!

USDA is working with the City of Cleveland, The Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District and other partners on amending requirements in their EQIP program in order to extend its perks (funding for hoop house construction) to urban growers! ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Water Access: The City of Cleveland Opens Access to Affordable Water

This policy summary highlights the research and timeline that led the City of Cleveland to offer greater access to affordable unmetered hydrant rates to gardening and greening projects throughout the city.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Urban Agriculture Policy - Growing Power Conference

Slide presentation by Coalition convener Morgan Taggart, along with Dr. Dominic Vitiello from University of Pennsylvania, at the Growing Power conference in 2010.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Vacant Land Inventory for Urban Agriculture - Report for Urban Land Ecology Conference

Members of the Land Use & Planning Working Group presented this report at the 2009 Urban Land Ecology Conference. Using a combination of criteria developed by planners, crop scientists, researchers, GIS practitioners, and OSU Extension, this inventory will help achieve three goals:

  1. Identify strategic parcels land for urban agriculture in Cleveland
  2. Support farmland preservation efforts in the suburban communities in Cuyahoga County
  3. Inform land use decisions for the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Land Banks when new parcels are acquired
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Urban Agriculture Final Report - CWRU Weatherhead

Recommendations made to the City of Cleveland by a group at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management about how to foster financially-viable urban agriculture businesses in the region.  Report is 13 pages plus appendices.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning