Resources

Resources

Gardenwalk Cleveland has compiled this continually growing list of local and regional gardening resources to help you along your gardening path. If you have tried and true resources that you would like to share, please email your suggestions to info@gardenwalkcleveland.org.

Victory Gardens

During the world wars of the 20th century, the US government promoted Victory Gardens as a way to reduce food shortages. Gardens were grown on apartment rooftops, in community green spaces and at private residences as a way create additional food resources during a world-wide crisis. Gardening is not only an activity that promotes social distancing, it has also been shown to reduce stress and improves emotional well-being. What better way to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic than growing a Victory Garden of your own? Download this Victory Garden Resource Guide to help you get started.

Organizations

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is a local community development funding intermediary with thirty years of experience investing in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland.Our mission is to provide progressive management of sewage and stormwater through fiscal responsibility, innovation, and community partnerships. Our vision is to be the environmental leader in enhancing quality of life in the region and protecting its water resources.

The Cleveland Seed Bank holds a winter seed swap in early spring. You can also join the Cleveland Seed Bank to help the worldwide movement to protect local seed supplies and promote our shared seed heritage. From the website, you can view the seed exchange if you would like to browse current offers, or post seeds if you want to exchange. If you are not logged in or registered, you will be prompted to do so before you reach the seed exchange page

Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps is an urban agricultural work-study program for high school teens that was started in 1996 by the Cleveland Botanical Garden, now a part of Holden Forests & Gardens with the Holden Arboretum. For over 20 years, they have employed over 1,000 youth who work at urban farms in the Midtown, Slavic Village, Fairfax and Buckeye-Woodland neighborhoods.

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Cuyahoga SWCD offers various educational opportunities and resources including special programs, workshops, events and academic experiences that both engage and educate the public about current natural resource issues.

Sustainable Cleveland is a community of people from every walk of life working together to reshape Cleveland into a vibrant livable city with thriving businesses and a flourishing natural environment. This resource offers information and actionable tools so you can make smart, sustainable choices at home, at work and in your community.

Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity (LEAP) is a consortium of organizations operating within a wide spectrum of conservation missions with regard to our natural world. Member organizations of LEAP include government agencies, universities, research centers and conservation organizations involved with conservation of biodiversity, environmental education, and public outreach.