May 15th, 2013: Soil Building with Emil Girod
7 p.m., Webb Park Community Garden
June 14th, 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden, 10:30 a.m.
June 19th, 2013: Local Farm Visit with Bay Branch Farm
7 p.m., Bay Branch Farm, 2027 Lark Street
July 10th, 2013: Yoga for Gardeners with Marcia Camino of Pink Lotus Yoga
7 p.m., Behind Woman's Pavilion, Lakewood Park
July 12th, 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden. 10:30 a.m.
July 31st, 2013: Cheesemaking with Lucky Penny Farm Creamery
August 2nd, 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden, 10:30 a.m.
August 14th, 2013: Fermentation with Molly Murray of Wake Robin
7 p.m., Buckeye Beer Engine (Downstairs, 15315 Madison Ave)
August 23rd, 2013: Story Time at the Learning Garden, 10:30 a.m.
September 11th, 2013: Putting the Garden to Bed with OSU Extension
7 p.m., Madison Park Community Garden
September 25th, 2013: Dehydration with Maggie's Farm
October 16th, 2013: Soapmaking Demo with STEM Handmade Soap
7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 16400 Detroit Avenue
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April 23rd, 2013: Green Cleaning and Pest Control with Missy Toms and Justin Husher at Mahall's 20 Lanes
Several years ago, Missy Toms, a Lakewood mom, became concerned about the safety of the cleaning products she was using. She began purchasing high-end, environmentally friendly products to clean her home and clothes. When the recession hit, she and her husband Darren were convinced there was a more economical way to clean without harsh chemicals. Using natural and easily accessible products, they have been able to keep the Toms household safe and sparkling for just pennies on the dollar.
Also, Lakewood resident and 4th-year Cleveland Farmer Justin Husher will discuss dealing with critters in a "natural" (non-certified) organic way. Find out how to address pests, from four-legged critters to creepy crawlies. This will include traps and bait, bacillus thurengensis, diatomaceous earth, slug hunts, and vegetable oil-based sprays.
April 29th, 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
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.)
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 allowing us to use 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.
June 2010: Water-Bath Canning with Kirsten Clemente
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
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. Invited panelists include 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
Download the Rain Barrel LEAFlet