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

Willott Iris Garden

Community Gardening Grants and Scholarships

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 mapof 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 2017, the committee matched 39 MGVs to 53 gardens, based on geographic proximity and need.

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

AJ Rickoff School
Antioch Baptist  Church
Bird Land
Buckeye Square
Can You Dig It?
CC Garden of Eat’in
Community Gardening in the District
Duck Island
Earth Connection
Front Steps
Fulton  Farm
Ginn Academy 
H.O.P.E Garden
Ithaca Court
Kidz Kitchen
Man of Steel 

Merrick House Learning Center
Nature Factory Garden
New Avenues
Pneuma Chapel
Shirl’s Nook
Siggy’s Village
Special Garden
St. Clair Superior Teen Center
St. Ignatius High School
Stonebrook Montessori
The Healing Garden
Willing Hands

Further information on Cleveland Community Gardens can be viewed at

Suburban Gardens

Bedford Community Garden- Bedford
Bedford Heights Community Garden- Bedford Heights.
Brecksville Community Garden- Brecksville
Chambers Elementary School Family- East Cleveland
Chardon Hills Magnet School Garden- Euclid
Coventry Library Garden- Cleveland Heights
Cumberland Garden- Cleveland Heights
EC Grows East Cleveland
Eastway Community Garden – South Euclid
Fairfax Elementary School Garden- Cleveland Heights
Glendale Elementary School  - Bedford
Greene Acres community Garden – Broadview Heights

Independence Community Garden- Independence
Kauffman Park Garden - Lakewood
LCSC Garden at Madison Park- Lakewood
Maple Heights Community Garden- Maple Heights
North Royalton Community Garden- North Royalton
Oxford Garden- Cleveland Heights
Saint Edward Community Garden- Lakewood
Shoreview Elementary School Garden- Euclid
SJMC/City of Westlake Community Garden- Westlake
Superior Elementary School Family Garden- East Cleveland
Third Avenue Community Garden- East Cleveland

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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