Welcome to Community Greenhouse Partners!
We're improving quality of life, one meal at a time.
We are currently looking for new interns, especially starting in April. We are looking for all types of people: farmers, builders, business people. See the Open Positions page for details.
Lots of great things now happening at CGP!
Be sure to stop by our site at East 67th and Superior on Cleveland’s East Side to buy freshly-picked Greens — we’ve got Kale, Spinach and Microgreens available for sale from 10 AM to 6 PM daily.
Also, check the Calendar on the left side of this page for some new upcoming events, and be sure to “like” our Facebook Page to get frequent updates on events and additional announcements!
Locally grown food may be today’s current trend, but it is here to stay. The health benefits of organic produce are unquestionably greater than mass-produced chemically enhanced corporate food. More stores are looking for locally produced vegetables and proteins to sell, and more shoppers are looking for healthier alternatives for their diets. Despite these trends, sales of locally grown organic food are lagging in traditional low-income urban markets, due to factors including high prices, lack of access to quality product and unfamiliarity with the benefits of organic produce. In addition, those in low-income situations who rely on meal programs and hunger centers for food have little to no access to a steady supply of fresh-grown vegetables for their daily diet.
Community Greenhouse Partners is a sustainable urban farm that applies ecological design principles and engages community participation to grow wholesome food year-round that is provided at low-cost to the neighborhood, improving personal health while generating training, mentoring and employment opportunities.
Community Greenhouse Partners has already built one of six hoop houses and a major composting station on site. Aquaponic systems will follow in the future as we continue to grow on the grounds of a former Catholic Parish in the heart of downtown Cleveland. We’ll not only hire locally, but grow and sell locally-grown organic vegetables at low cost to urban families and teach sustainability and earth science to young people.
Latest Blog Posts
Hessler Street Fair!
[ May 18, 2013 11:00 am to May 19, 2013 9:00 pm. May 18, 2013 11:00 am to May 19, 2013 9:00 pm. ]
Join us on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday May 19th at the Hessler Street Fair!
The Hessler Street Fair is the unofficial start to the city’s summer festival season. The two-day street “non-corporate, artist-friendly, all-volunteer” fair features live music, poetry readings, a variety of delicious food, street vendors, and original art. Admission is free and the [...]
New Art Installation at CGP!
Daiv Whaley talks about his eco-installation at CGP: Jacob’s Ladder: Heliotrope #1
I’ve been thinking about Rachel Carson and her sparking of the environmental movement with her book, Silent Spring, and also about eco-artist Andrew Goldsworthy and his wonderful, ephemeral works that are part and parcel of the natural world – here today and gone tomorrow. [...]
Crop Report for April 2012
It’s remarkable what can happen with a relatively small amount of money, and volunteers who have the desire to get their hands dirty and build something.
For example, on April 15th, about 20 volunteers, mostly from Theta Chi Fraternity at CWRU and members of Ohio Fracktion, a statewide environmental group, joined us in our North Lot [...]
[ January 19, 2012 10:00 am to January 27, 2012 5:00 pm. ] While not actually a “barn,” we will be raising our new (used) greenhouse starting on Thursday, January 19th and working every day, Rain or Shine, through Friday, January 27th, including weekends.
We particularly need folks who can swing a hammer, lift some weight, stretch some poly film, and screw in window frames. Previous construction work is [...]
Final Thoughts on 2011
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
— Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax
Truer words have not been spoken. And thanks to many of you who cared “a whole awful lot” in 2011, Community Greenhouse Partners has made significant progress toward achieving its mission: Developing a sustainable urban [...]
Crop Report — The Year In Review
Exactly one year ago today, we were handed the keys to St. George Catholic Church, and Community Greenhouse Partners went from being just a really good idea, to an amazing reality. It’s hard to believe how much we’ve done in the 12 short months since December 15, 2010, and we want to thank each and [...]
Community Greenhouse Partner’s New Website Goes LiveCommunity Greenhouse Partner’s website is getting a new look, thanks to the ace team at Cleveland’s GiveCamp 2011 weekend in Cleveland! The site went live at midnight, July 31st, and will be growing faster than weeds over the next 24 hours.
- Hessler Street Fair!