The continental divide of plains to the west and the infantile rise of the Appalachians to the east define Cleveland. A million years ago, giant, mile-high glaciers scoured the land and left behind alluvial silt where beech and maple trees grew hundreds of feet, towering over boggy wetlands. When Europeans arrived, they felled the giants of the forest, drained the...
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It was intended to signal a sea change. The city of Cleveland’s active role from 2007 to 2010 in ReImagine a More Sustainable Cleveland. The study asked and then sought answers to, what does a major city do with a serious glut of vacant land?
It's nearly the wrap on the Year of Local Food, which means the city of Cleveland is looking to raise up inspiring examples of local food producers who are empowering the city's economic engine. They need look no further than the Rid All Green Partnerships and Kinsman farms—an urban agriculture operation that, in its second year, has scaled from dreamlike...
This summer, two moribund corners of Cleveland's Central neighborhood will make significant strides in their quest to be large scale urban agriculture ventures. They carry the weight of expectation-that vacant land is more fertile than assumed, that it can elevate heroes in overalls with dirt under their fingernails. On Monday, May 21, fruit trees will be planted and a massive sign...more
Is it counter-intuitive that suburbanites on food stamps will want to shop at a farmer's market? Or city residents that want to feed their family nutritiously? Local food advocates believe it's possible – with targeted efforts – to expand food assistance programs at area farmer's markets that meet the rising tide of new applicants from historically middle and upper income...more
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