Community Greenhouse Partners (CGP) and Gardens Under Glass are hosting the first annual Earth Day Celebration of Local Foods, an Earth Day event at the Galleria at Erieview on April 21st from 11AM to 3PM. Admission is free. The Galleria at Erieview is
located on the corner of East Ninth Street and St. Clair Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
Community Greenhouse Partners and Gardens Under Glass will feature a medley of Cleveland’s offerings and connections to local food. Cleveland’s urban farmers, restaurants and vendors that
primarily use local products, as well as companies and organizations that support and assist the growing local food scene will be present to meet. Attendees will be able to sample and purchase locally grown products presented by regional farmers. Tours of Gardens Under Glass will be available and Community Greenhouse Partners representatives will be on-hand. In addition, live entertainment will be provided by singer-songwriter Michael “Doc” Dreyfuss.
The general public is invited to learn firsthand about the local food movement. In the 20-county area that comprises Northeast Ohio, there is a $4 Billion food market of which just $200 Million is currently going to local growers. Recent discussions in Cleveland’s gardening and sustainability communities have focused on ways in which urban food gardens can have a greater impact on the local food economy and become more permanent parts of Cleveland’s neighborhoods.
Community Greenhouse Project, a 501(c)3 organization, seeks to improve the quality of life for its community by selling locally grown vegetables, employing local residents, and teaching sustainability and earth science to young people. CGP will also act as an aggregator of crops from area community gardens to sell to area retailers, providing a vital link in the Farm-to-Table movement. Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=773743 for additional information about
Community Greenhouse Partners or Google the phrase “Community Greenhouse Partners”. CGP is located at 6527 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103. Executive Director Timothy Smith can be reached by phone at 216-926-4806 or email at email@example.com.
About Gardens Under Glass
Advancing an inclusive place that generates opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship, where individuals and organizations are empowered through meaningful engagement, collaboration and education for sustainable living and enterprise. Gardens Under Glass is located at 1301 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. More information can be found at http://www.gardensunderglass.net or by contacting Vicky Poole at 440-225-0723 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
January 19, 2011 1 Comment