July 2016: Fermentation Workshop with Wake Robin

June 2016: Cider Brewing Workshop with Griffin Cider

May 2016: Composting Workshop

April 2016: Cut Flowers with Jacqueline Kowalski

March 2016: Seed Starting with Emil Girod

September 2015: Learn about Canning with OSUE

August 2015: Mead with Western Reserve Meadery at the Side Quest

July 2015: Backyard Biodiversity with the Cleveland Metroparks at Jammy Buggars

May 2015: Bread-making with Breadheads at Lakewood Congregational Church

March 2015: Landscaping/Garden Planning with Jacqueline Kowalski of OSUE at the Lakewood Public Library

October 2014: Beer Brewing with Paul Benner of the Cleveland Brew Shop at the Lakewood Public Library

September 2014: Foraging and Edible Weeds with Rob Shearer at Buckeye Beer Engine

September 2014: Story Time at the Learning Garden

August 2014: Fermentation with Wake Robin Fermented Foods at Buckeye Beer Engine

August 2014: Story Time at the Learning Garden

July 2014: Container Gardening with OSU Extension at Deagan's

July 2014: Story Time at the Learning Garden

June 2014: Pest/Disease Management with OSU Extension at the Webb Park Community Garden

June 2014: Story Time at the Learning Garden

May 2014: Dehydration with Maggie's Farm at Trinity Lutheran

        Dehydration FAQ

April 2014: Seed Saving with the Cleveland Seed Bank at Deagan's

October 2013: Soapmaking with STEM Handmade Soap at Trinity Lutheran

September 2013: Putting the Garden to Bed with OSUE at the Madison Park Community Garden

August 2013: Fermentation with Wake Robin Fermented Foods at Buckeye Beer Engine

August 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden

July 2013: Cheesemaking with Lucky Penny Creamery at Trinity Lutheran

July 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden

June 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden

June 2013: Local Farm Visit with Bay Branch Farm

May 2013: Soil Building with Emil Girod at Webb Park Community Garden

April 2013: Green Cleaning and Pest Control with Missy Toms and Justin Husher at Mahall's 20 Lanes

         Green Cleaning LEAFlet

April 2013: Hens in Lakewood Educational Forum at the Lakewood Public Library, Main Branch, Multipurpose Room

April 2013: Intro to Beekeeping with Richard Manley at Buckeye Beer Engine

        Greater Cleveland Beekeepers

        Powerpoint Slides

October 2012: Soapmaking with STEM Handmade Soap at Trinity Lutheran

September 2012: Bees: Conservation, Keeping, Life, and Recovery at Mahall's 20 Lanes (w/ Lisza Christine, founder of Honeybee Conservation of the Western Reserve and former county apiary inspector)

July 2012: Yoga for Gardeners (w/ Melissa Russo from Puma Yoga)

June 2012: Tour of Lakewood's Own Bay Branch Farm

September 2011: Composting with Barb McGinty at bela dubby 

August 2011: Canning Demo/Workshop in the kitchen at Trinity Lutheran 

July 2011: Tour of Lakewood's Own Bay Branch Farm (2027 Lark St.)

June 2011: Going Green in Your Own Backyard with Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District at Buckeye Beer Engine (15315 Madison Ave.)

May's 2011: Container Vegetable Gardening with Christine Harris from the OSU Extension at bela dubby (13321 Madison Ave.).

October 2010: Older Home Efficiency with Cleveland Restoration Society

September 2010: Winter Gardening with OSU Extension

August 2010: Native Plants with Barb Holtz 

Barb Holtz, a naturalist at Look About Lodge, shared with us about Native Plants at the Old Stone House in Lakewood Park, site of a local herb garden tended by LEAF members. Thanks to the Historical Society for use of the venue.

July 2010: Urban Beekeeping with Karin Wishner

Karin Wishner from Greater Cleveland Beekeepers spoke about keeping bees in the urban/suburban environment. Karin has been keeping bees since 2006 and currently keeps them on an urban farm on the east side of Cleveland.

Greater Cleveland Beekeepers

Ohio Department of Agriculture Apiary Page

Recommended Article About Chinese Honey 

June 2010: Water-Bath Canning with Kirsten Clemente

USDA Canning Guide

OSU Extension's Food Preservation Page

Recommended Book: Stocking Up (Available at Lakewood Public Library)

May 2010: Going Green in Your Own Backyard w/Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District

April 2010: Rain Gardens with the Cuyahoga Board of Health

Watershed brochure

Rain Garden Brochure from the Soil & Water Conservation District

March 2010: Lakewood's Agricultural Heritage w/ Lakewood Historical Society

September 2009: Panel Discussion on Urban Agriculture in Lakewood

An interactive discussion on the future of urban agriculture practices in our city. Topics included rainwater harvesting, backyard hens, soil building, and permaculture. Panelists included citizen pioneers in urban agriculture practices from throughout Northeast Ohio and local government officials who've navigated the policy implications of our region's urban agriculture revival. Panelists engaged the audience in a discussion of the pros and cons of urban agricultural practices, parallel public policy, and their potential impact on life in our city.


John Campanelli- Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer (and keeper of eight chickens in Hudson, Ohio)

Jan Henderson- Manager, Heifer International

Bobbi Reichtell- Sr. Vice President for Programs, Neighborhood Progress

Dru Siley- Assistant Director of Planning and Development, City of Lakewood

Morgan Taggart- Program Specialist Community Gardening Program at Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County

August 2009: Composting with Angela Palumbo and Barbara McGinty

July 2009: Pressure Canning

June 2009: Turning Trashcans Into Rain Barrels with Geoff Wopershall

Rain Barrel LEAFlet 

PowerPoint Presentation