events and opportunities 4/13/16
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The best way to control weeds in the garden is to remove them while they're small. Take time this week to soak up some sun and do some weeding. You'll thank yourself later in the season! 

-The Urban Agriculture Team

OSU Extension Events and Opportunities

Upcoming OSUE Urban Agriculture Workshops
(for a complete list of workshops, please click here)

May 5th Keeping Volunteers in your Community Garden
5:30pm, Union Branch Library (3463 East 93rd Street Cleveland. OH 44104) Jeff Griffiths from HandsOn Northeast Ohio will share how to recruit and maintain successful volunteers at your garden project.

May 7th May Garden Learning Circle 
10:00am, OSU Extension office (5320 Stanard Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103) Calling all community gardeners! Learn about what’s happening in the garden during the month of May. Bring your gardening questions and share your knowledge with other gardeners. All experience levels welcome! This event will be potluck style, please bring a dish to share with others. 

May 19th Pollinators in Your Garden 
6:00 pm, Beachwood Branch Library (25501 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122)Join us to learn about the importance of pollinators in your garden, and how to attract them.

May 28th Indoor Gardening and Gardening with Limited Mobility
10:00am, Eliza Bryant Village (7201 Wade Park Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103) Learn the basics of indoor gardening and how to make gardening with limited mobility easy and enjoyable.

Strawberry Field Night
May 25th OSU South Centers 1864 Shyville Rd. Piketon, OH.

A variety of strawberry plasticulture and matted row strawberry field research will be showcased during this field night. Cost to attend field night is $20.00 per person (includes dinner). Registration is required, deadline May 23rd. Click here for more information or contact Charissa Gardner at or 740.289.2071 ext. 132. 

Digging and Dividing Perennials
May 5th (Rain date: May 12th) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ben Franklin Perennial Garden Tampa Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109

There is no easier and cheaper way than division to get more (free!) plants for your garden or to share with friends.  Dividing has the added benefit of reinvigorating your perennials — provided it is done at the right time — and improving plant health.  Come learn the proper techniques with the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga county! 

First Friday Tours: Hops
First Friday of every month 10:00am - 12:00pm, OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Rd. Piketon, OH
During tours participants will learn about hop yard construction, irrigation, variety sections, and much more! $15 per family to attend.Registration is required. To register or find out more click here.

Master Gardener Hotline
Do you have questions about your yard or garden? Master Gardeners want to help! The Master Gardener hotline is dedicated to providing research based information free of charge. The hotline is available Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am-1:00pm. Hotline number: 4429-8200 ext. 235

2016 Bee Webinars
Each month during the “beekeeping season” (April though October) the Bee Lab offers a free webinar. Click here to view the schedule for all 2016 webinars. The Bee Lab also archives all past webinars for easy access at any time. For more information contact Denise Ellsworth at 330-263-3723

Plants in the Park Sale
June 4th 9:00am-2:00pm FREE Admission City of Independence Complex, 6363 Selig Drive, Kiwanis Pavilion

Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County will be selling unique patio containers, perennials, vegetables plants, herbs, annuals, houseplants, and trees! Plus much more!  Click here for more information.

 Other Local Events and News

Upcoming Community High Tunnel Build
May 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd. 10:00am - 5:00pm Good Earth Farm (9600 Madison Ave, Cleveland)

The Good Earth Farm is looking for volunteers to help build their high tunnel. No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided on all days. For more information call Jeanette Toms at 216-288-0170. 

The Battery Park Farmers' Market is Seeking Vendors
Vendor applications for the 2016 farmers' market season can be found here. Interested in learning more about The Battery Park Farmers' Market? Check out their Facebook page here. 

The Redeemer Lutheran Church Community Garden has Plots Available
Ten community garden plots are available for the 2016 growing season. For more information contact please Rev. Michael D. Oakley at 216.676.5173 or
Need Volunteers in Your Garden?
HandsOn Northeast Ohio is seeking summer projects for their volunteers teams. For more information please contact Jeff at or 440-339-2268 .
New Garden Resource Website
Looking to connect with other community gardens within Cuyahoga County? helps Cuyahoga County community gardeners share resources and raise awareness in their community.

Rain Barrel Workshop
Learn how to harvest rainwater for all your garden needs and to combat storm water pollution in your community by constructing a rain barrel! The informational workshop is FREE. Participants will be given the opportunity to purchase and construct a rain barrel to take home. Rain Barrels are $60 (each additional rain barrel is $20). Registration is required by April 15, 2016. To register contact Amy Roskilly at 216-524-6580, ext. 22 or
  • May 26th 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Road Rocky River, OH
  • June 8th 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Bay Village Community House, 303 Cahoon Road Bay Village, OH 44140
  • June 9th 6:00pm - 7:30am. Annex Pavilion (behind Annex Building), 6335 Selig Drive Independence, OH
  • June 26 10:30am - 12:00pm Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, Municipal Lot at West 168th St. Cleveland, OH

LEAF (Lakewood Earth and Food) Educational Events
May 18th Composting Workshop 7:00pm at the Women’s Pavilion in Lakewood Park (14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107)

Green Triangle Permaculture Workshop Series
In collaboration with PORCH (Possibilitarian Regenerative Community Homestead) with support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Green Triangle is excited to present “Homesteading with Permaculture” workshop series of one-day, hands-on workshops running from May 2016 thru October 2016. To see a complete listing of workshops please click here. 

Rain Barrel & Composting Seminars
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District are hosting rain barrel and compost seminars. Registration is required. For more information and to register online click here or contact Claire Posius at 216-524-6580x16 or  
  • May 25th Rain barrel & compost seminar. 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd. Beachwood
  • May 4th Composting seminar.7:00 p.m. Police Department Community Room, 28000 Wolf Road, Bay Village
  • May 6th Composting seminar. 12:00 pm Virgil Brown Building Neighborhood Family Service Center 1641 Payne Ave., Cleveland
  • May 18th Composting seminar. 7:00 p.m. Women’s Pavilion, 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood
  • June 15th  Rain barrel & compost seminar. 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District, 4750 E. 131 Street Garfield Heights
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Cleveland, Ohio 44103
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