East End Community Garden

The East End Community Garden is located in the Cincinnati East End neighborhood.  The community garden, began in 2011, is a variation of the Turner Farm Community Supported Agriculture model offering participants the opportunity to work in a community-based garden, share the harvest, learn gardening skills, and the option to earn a raised garden bed for their home by participating in the Learn-Grow-Earn program.

East End Community Garden
246 Setchell Street
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Neighborhoods:
East End and Columbia Tusculum

Growing Together – During the growing season the garden manager has a schedule of days and times at the garden.  Times are set with the participant’s work and family schedules in mind.  Times vary between morning, afternoons, weekdays, and weekends – but are on a recurring schedule.  When appropriate some gardeners may schedule themselves to work independently at the garden, although scheduling collaborative workdays is a priority.

Gardening with Veterans – The Homegrown Heroes of Ohio project is a partnership of the Veterans Administration Hospital Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program.  During 2014 the project was initiated by Joe Corcoran, East End Veterans’ Memorial Garden along with Dr. Leigh Gaines, Veterans Administration Hospital.  The program brings together a group of gardening and social service professionals to provide weekly horticulture experiences for veterans.  Dr. Gaines outlines some of the benefits of the gardening experience as: “One of the goals of the horticulture therapy program is to reconnect veterans with not only a sober leisure activity but with the healing potential of the natural world.  In addition Veterans will be provided with simple, hands-on culinary experiences to help them learn how to cook produce harvested from the garden and enjoy the benefits of fresh, unprocessed foods.”

The garden is a participant in the City of Cincinnati Urban Agriculture Program and has received funds for site development and tools.