Memorial Park Community Garden Opening Spring 2011

           The newest edition to Memorial Park will be opening this spring … Memorial Park Community Garden! (MPCG)Euclid’s newest community garden is approximately 1/3 of an acre; located on Milton Ave. off E 222nd ST. behind the jail, across from the volleyball courts.

           As you may have noticed last year, some Euclid gardeners have been working the plot in anticipation of the 2011 spring opening; a group of 10 residents have prepared the drive, delivery, harvest & compost areas and tilled approximately one third of the garden. The city has generously donated the use of the land and is supplying the water.

            A grant from the Cuyahoga County Extension Service was used by the leadership team with assistance from the building maintenance department to install the water supply lines. The garden, which will be completed in three phases, will contain about 60 beds ranging in size from  3’ x 4’ to 10’ x 20’. 

            The leadership teams’ goal is “HELPING TO BUILD A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY” by giving Euclid residents an opportunity to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers; that may not be available to them otherwise and the fellowship that comes in a community garden setting. Please … “COME HELP US GROW”, all levels of gardening experience is welcome.

                         MPCG is a part of Ohio State University’s County Extension Service

                                            “URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM”


              The Cuyahoga County Health Department’s “CREATING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES” Initiative

                                     MPCG spring registration dates are April 9, 2011 & May 7, 2011

                                                         10:00AM to 2:00PM at the garden site.

A fee of $10.00 is required at registration for residents to reserve a garden bed for the 2011 growing season.

                                  For more information or to reserve a bed contact:

Loraine Zupancic – Garden Leader 216 289-8165/216 374-7499 or

Laura Elersich – Assistant Garden Leader 440 954-2340 or

MPCG next scheduled meetings are: Saturday March 19, 2001  12:30PM - 2:30PM at Euclid Public Library &

                                                    Tuesday  April 5, 2011  7:00PM - 9:00PM at Euclid Public Library

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