Urban Hope, the soup kitchen UUCC supports, offers a gardening program to neighborhood children at Kentucky Community Garden located at 38th and Franklin on Cleveland’s Near West Side. In spring and fall, we work with children from the nearby Near West Intergenerational School. In the summer, the children are from the neighborhood.
Urban children who may not have much experience with nature have fun learning how their food is grown. We plant, water, weed, and harvest. Each session includes cooking with vegetables and a craft.
If you love gardening and children, the Urban Hope Children’s Garden is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. UUCC’s Jean Ellsworth-Wolk is a volunteer. The after school spring program runs from 3:15 to 4:30 pm starting in April on a day to be determined. The summer program runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on a weekday, also tbd. For more information or to sign up, please contact Cathy Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-970-2854.