Celebrate local food, community, and culture as we highlight 13 community gardens and urban farms in Greater Cleveland during this year’s Urban Harvest Garden Tour. Bring your family and friends and discover what community gardeners and urban farmers are doing to transform our neighborhoods and our lives.
We’ll start off the tour at one of the oldest and largest Community Gardens in Cleveland.
Ben Franklin Community Garden, just behind Ben Franklin School (1905 Spring Rd.) in Old Brooklyn, grows more than just vegetables -- including apple, cherry, pear, and peach trees! This Cleveland landmark garden donated 6,000 pounds of produce in last year, alone!
Join us at 9am, Saturday August 15th, for the Garden Tour’s opening celebration and a speech by Mayor Frank Jackson.
Lolly the Trolley departs from Ben Franklin at 10am.
Design Your Tour
So many gardens, so little time...
We have three suggested manners of touring the gardens and corner stores. All fun! In no particular order:
Lolly the Trolley: Two 2-hour guided tours, departing at 10am and Noon from Ben Franklin. All free.
Bike Tour: What better pace and power source? Two choices for guided rides, starting from the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op at 10am.
Self-Guided: Download and print out our excellent map, choose your route and mode of transportation, and DIY!