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Summer Activities Await You At The PNC Fairfax Connection

Do you want to horn your gardening skills, learn how to cook or what it takes to buy a home? Gardening, cooking and home buying workshops are just a few of the many activities offered at the PNC Fairfax Connection. Join us to experience programs or develop new skills. Wither you are looking for educational classes like Basic Computer Skills, financial education classes, workshops on.
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Farming in Hough

With his long gray hair and dirt-stained hands, Carl Skalak Jr. looks like a farmer. His farm, though, stands out. Skalak's Blue Pike Farm sits on one acre on East 72nd Street, just south of Gordon Park, in the heart of the city. Skalak tends to this property daily, trying to pull a profit from his patch of Cleveland soil. Skalak wasn’t always a farmer. He.
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Free Conference on Race, Food & Justice

Food — what’s race and justice got to do with it? To answer that question, Case Western Reserve University hosts the “Race, Food and Justice” conference on April 25 and 26. The conference is free and open to the public. It marks the third year CWRU’s Social Justice Institute has partnered with local organizations Rid-All Green Partnership Project, Environmental Health Watch and PolicyBridge to raise public.
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From Empty Lot to High-Tech Farm

Leonard Davis’ dream of urban farming grew from a seedling to a garden. It's located on the corner of East 130th Street and Arlington Avenue in the Glenville neighborhood. In 2008, Davis’ godfather allowed him to plant a garden on the large plot of land. In 2011, Davis bought the plot and gave away what he grew to anyone who wanted some. Now Davis' garden has gone.
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Healthy Eating & Active Living Community Planning Event This Week

You're invited! Join the H.E.A.L. Movement! Continue to help make our Buckeye-Shaker community a healthy community! Throughout the past year, our community has worked together to created tons of fun exercise classes, cooking classes and gardens. Let's keep building! What: Healthy Eating & Active Living Community Planning Event When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Fairhill Partners, Auditorium. (12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120) Bring family, friends and neighbors and share your.
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Growth Beyond the Garden

Denim blue jeans, white baseball cap and a T-shirt; blazing sun, sweat on the brow and hands guilty of work. Veronica Walton does not limit herself to just growing rich and healthy vegetation in her many plots across the city’s east side. She shares her knowledge with any who are willing and ready to learn through a training program in connection with the Gateway 105 Farmers.
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Farmers Market Cash Mob Week

Six days. Nine markets. 130+ vendors. $20.  Join the phenomenon sweeping across local businesses in Cleveland. Farmers markets are the original small business incubators - hosting independently owned and operated vendors of local food grown in the vacant lots and surrounding acreage outside our fine city. Whether you are a first time shopper or a seasoned veteran, this week promises to deliver you delicious fresh.
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Coit Road Farmers’ Market Open All Year

The Coit Road Farmers’ Market recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. Since being founded in 1932 by a group of farmers, the market has evolved from being a primary source of local food on the East Side to an oasis of locally grown food. The former overflow parking lot now includes a community garden, EC Grows, and a large urban farm area. The urban farm was recently.
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Community Flower Garden Brightens Euclid Avenue

Mary Ostendorf and Leslye Huff moved to East Cleveland from Beachwood about seven years ago and settled in a colonial home on Page Avenue. Both worked late — Huff as a lawyer and Ostendorf as a nurse. When they drove home in the evenings, often they saw people hanging out near the corner of Page at Euclid Avenue in an empty lot littered with garbage. The lot was "an.
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Coit Road Farmers’ Market celebrates its 80th anniversary

The Coit Road Farmers’ Market celebrates its 80th anniversary during market hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The celebration will include activities for all ages such as entertainment, games, information tables, health screenings and food. Founded in 1932, the market is located at the intersection of Coit and Woodworth roads near East 152nd and provides access to affordable, locally sourced food to the residents of Greater.
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Community Effort Provides Gardens to 150 Households

The Buckeye Area Development Corporation partnered with the Filtrexx Foundation Family Gardening Initiative and the Healthy Eating & Active Living (H.E.A.L.) Initiative to bring 150 backyard gardens to families in the Buckeye, Larchmere, Woodland Hills on May 12. The Buckeye Area Family Garden Initiative™ is the first of its kind in Cleveland.  It aims to bring healthy food and eating back to households with backyard gardening..
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Glenville Students Raise Awareness about Living “Green”

Famicos Foundation hosted students from Glenville High School last month for a Sustainability Awareness Day. The students, who are part of the "Table, Set, Go" program, set up displays and educated visitors about sustainability. D.J. Morris talked about portable gardens called Garden Soxx. Avil Wells talked about hydroponics, a method of growing plants in water without soil. Steve Dugard and Alex Washington talked about composting. Other students educated visitors about.
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Community Grows At New Community Garden

De'Angelo Knuckles' plot at the new community garden here is just a pile of dirt right now, but Knuckles sees something growing already -- and it's better than any fruit or vegetable. It's the sense of community and safety that have sprouted in the area since the Buckeye Learning Farm first took root. This year for the first time, the Learning Farm - - which has.
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Cottage Pie (Featuring Root Veggies)

  What is a cottage pie? When I demoed this at the market I watched peoples eyes light up when I said "pie" only to turn to confusion and horror when I listed the ingredients. "Beef? Turnips? Carrots? That's not pie!"   After a moment of contemplation, some said, "You mean shepherds pie." Nope, I mean "cottage pie." Shepherds pie is made with lamb and only lamb! (OK... maybe.
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Midtown Farmers Market Adds New Food and News Stand

Customers entering Midtown Farmers Market on Carnegie Avenue will soon be greeted by the smells of fresh pastries and hot coffee at the market’s new news and food stand set to open in February. Tony Mendolera owns the market at 3400 Carnegie Ave. and knows a thing or two about the food business.  His grandfather opened a store on Cleveland's east side in 1911 shortly after emigrating.
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