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Master Gardeners participate in the preparation, planting and maintenance of community gardens at which educational programs are conducted:
Community Gardens

On-Demand Community Garden Mentoring Service


Willott Iris Garden

Also see: Ben Franklin Demonstration Gardens

Community Gardens
Master Gardeners work with the OSU Extension's Community Gardening Program, and provide mentoring at many of the program's gardens (see map of gardens). The committee trains Master Gardener Volunteers as mentors to help community members start and grow vegetable gardens. The mentors stretch the arm of the OSU Extension staff by providing support, answering questions, demonstrating gardening techniques and working one-on-one with garden leaders. In 2019, the committee matched 34 MGVs to 54 gardens, based on geographic proximity and need.

ON-Demand Community Garden Mentoring Service

Assistance is now available to Community Garden members and leaders in the Summer Sprout and the OSUE suburban garden program.  Our ON-Demand Mentoring Service will answer questions and provide support to gardeners through Master Gardener Volunteers.

Available: May 1 - September 30

Master Gardener Volunteers mentor gardens organized through two programs, the Summer Sprout Gardens in the City of Cleveland and Suburban Gardens primarily in the inner ring suburbs.

City of Cleveland Gardens– “Summer Sprout” program - also see

Aeronauts E. 39th Street Garden
Antioch Baptist Church
Earth Connection
Edgewater Hill Victory
Elizabeth Hyacinth
Good Hope
Kirby Manor
Lizzie Ruth’s

Nottingham Sprout
Shelton Drive
Peace, Sister Ann Michael
Revolutionary Love
St. Clair Superior Teen
The Healing Garden
W. 112th
Merrick House

Suburban Gardens

Bedford Heights
EC Grows
Green Acres

Madison Park
Maple Heights
Victory Avenue

Willott Iris Garden

The Willott Iris Garden at the City's Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is being created in commemoration of Master Gardeners Anthony (Tony) Willott and his wife Dorothy Willott, both of whom became nationally renowned for the hybridizing of irises.
Click for pictures of Garden dedication.



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