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About The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our Mission

The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights exists to promote the health and wellbeing of Shaker residents through the establishment of community gardens that will beautify and make productive use of vacant land.

Goals:

  • Promote social, health, educational, and economic benefits of organic gardening
  • Engage youth in a productive enterprise
  • Strengthen the bond of relationships among neighbors and foster community spirit
  • Encourage the consumption of locally grown produce
  • Advocate for the development of sustainable food sources

CGSH Board Members

  • Andrea Beight
  • Gloria Vaquera Little
  • Christine Vegh
  • Jim Harris
  • Jason Peterson

Clevleand.com - Sept 2011: Shaker Heights Home Turned Into an Orchard

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011

Cleveland.com posted an article about the orchard located at Avalon and Kenyon.  The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights has partnered with Cleveland Crops to help maintain the orchard.
» Read it here!


Welcome to CGSH

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011

The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights (CGSH) exists to promote the health and wellbeing of Shaker residents through the establishment of community gardens that will beautify and make productive use of vacant land.

Our Goals:

  • Promote social, health, educational, and economic benefits of organic gardening
  • Engage youth in a productive enterprise
  • Strengthen the bond of relationships among neighbors and foster community spirit
  • Encourage the consumption of locally grown produce
  • Advocate for the development of sustainable food sources

The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights is a non-profit group formed by a small group of local residents with the vision of creating gardening spaces on vacant lots throughout the city.  In 2010 the City of Shaker Heights granted our organization the right to develop a community garden on the empty lot at 3623 Rolliston Road in the Lomond neighborhood. Designed by members of the CGSH board, the garden consists of twenty-nine four by ten foot “lasagna-style” raised plots framed by a flower bed with an arbor at the entrance to the garden. For a small plot fee, Shaker residents are invited to raise vegetables, herbs and flowers for their own use in this strictly organic and pesticide-free garden.

If you are intereted in participating in the Rolliston Road garden or any other future gardening intitiatives, please add your name to our waiting list.


Sign up for a garden plot »



Shaker Life - October/November 2010 Issue

Posted: Thursday, October 07, 2010

This issue of Shaker Life features various community gardens throughout the city, including the Rolliston Road and Larchmere gardens.
» Read it here!


Community Garden Sign-Up

Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

If you are interested in participating in the Rolliston Road Community Garden, please submit your information using the form below.  We’ll be in touch with you soon!


Thank you

Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thank you!  Your submission was successful!


Lomond Community Association Spring 2010 Newsletter

Posted: Friday, April 02, 2010

The Spring 2010 Lomond Community Association Newsletter contains an article about the Rolliston Road Garden!
» Read it here! (Please note that the plot fees are incorrect)


Sun Press Article about CGSH Efforts

Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

An article was published on the front page of the Sun Press on April 1, 2010 about the Rolliston Road Garden project.
» Read the full article here!


Thank you

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thank you for submitting our form!  A representative will respond as soon as possible!


Contact Us

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Phone: (216) 236-GROW
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Resources

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Community Gardening Resources:

Local Links:


Volunteer Opportunities

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coming soon…


Donations

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights is a newly formed non-profit organization and welcomes all donations.  In addition to monetary donations, we also accept donations of gardening equipment, tools, materials and supplies.

To make a monetary donation, please mail a check or money order to:
The Community Gardens of Shaker Heights
3620 Rolliston Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

If you are interested in donating materials or supplies, please call us at (216) 236-GROW.


Shaker Life - April/May 2010 Issue

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Rolliston Road Garden received mention on page 7 of the Apri/May issue of Shaker Life
» Read it here!


Rolliston Road Garden

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Rolliston Road garden has 34 4’x10’ garden plots.  The plots were built on top of the soil using a method known as lasagna gardening or sheet composting. Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. The name “lasagna” refers to the method of building the garden, which involves adding layers of organic material that will cook down over time. 

If you are interested in participating in this garden or any other future gardening endeavors, please add your name to our waiting list!

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Garden Address:  3623 Rolliston Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 (Map | Get Directions)
  • Plot sizes & fees:  The cost is $35 for a 4’x10’ garden plot, with a limit of two (2) plots per household.
  • Water:  The garden has two faucets with hoses.  The cost of water is included with the plot fees.
  • Volunteer Expectations: Each gardener is expected to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours per year.
  • Guidelines: Click here to read the gardening guidelines & code of conduct (PDF).

Sign up for a garden plot »


Daleford Garden / Heights Christian Church

The community garden on Daleford was started in 2012 and is owned and managed by Heights Christian Church.  The garden has 22 raised plots with timber framing and features a Peace Labyrinth that’s open to the public.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Plot sizes & fees:  The cost is $35 for a 4’x12’ garden plot, with a limit of two (2) plots per household.
  • Water fees:  At the end of the growing season, the water bill will be divided equally among all garden participants.
  • Volunteer Expectations: Each gardener is expected to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours per year.
  • Guidelines: Click here to read the gardening guidelines & code of conduct (PDF).



Welcome

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010

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