Summer Sprout takes Urban Gardeners from Rookies to Green Thumbs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Summer Sprout takes urban gardeners from rookies to green thumbsReplacing urban vacant lots with green spaces provides countless benefits for local neighborhoods, including increased access to fresh produce, crime reduction, deeper community engagement, increased property values, and even improved mental and physical health. The city of Cleveland has one of the country’s highest rates of vacant homes and lots, leaving many local residents hoping for more gardens to beautify public spaces. That’s where Summer Sprout, the city’s longstanding community gardening program, comes in. Launched in 1976, the program took off when the City of Cleveland partnered with the Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County, in 1977. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: Fresh Water Cleveland