• Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Cleveland Food Stories Screening


    Ohio, despite its rich farmland, is ranked sixth in the nation for the proportion of residents that face risks of hunger. And those facing food insecurity- not knowing where their next meal might come from- are concentrated in Cuyahoga County. Why is this happening and what is being done about this? Cleveland Food Stories documents the neighborhood conditions that lead to food security challenges in Cleveland. But not lingering on the problems, much of the film highlights the often heroic work of everyday Clevelanders dedicated to making sure that their fellow neighbors are getting access to the food needed to lead a healthy diet and productive life.



  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    CleanWaterFest and Open House

    Be a part of our 2019 open house as we celebrate the Cuyahoga River’s 50-year comeback story and the clean-water work that made it possible.

    Literally, thousands of guests show up on a fall Saturday every year to learn more about where their water goes and what they can do to keep our Great Lake great. This year’s theme celebrates note only our lake’s greatness, but the rebirth of our once-burning Cuyahoga River as well.


    Our 2018 Clean Water Fest and open house is Saturday, September 21 in Cuyahoga Heights, a celebration of community and all things water as we open the doors of our Southerly treatment plant and our laboratory facilities for a day of education and entertainment.


    It’s not too early to mark your calendars. From 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., guests can visit more than 60 exhibitor booths, meet our employees and local partners, tour our award-winning wastewater treatment plant and lab, sit in our trucks and operate our equipment, see live entertainment and so much more.


    Learn more: HERE

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Equity & Excellence in Education Summit


    This inspiring and enlightening summit will include national and local presentations from students, educators, and community leaders from communities across the region.


    Topics of focus include "Understanding the History of Equity in Education," "Empowering and Elevating student voice in schools," and "Community's role in promoting and supporting education." Participants will learn about historical and current barriers to Excellence and Equity in Education and will be equipped with tools and knowledge to move their local communities towards E&E.



    Tri-C Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Summer In the Country Foraging Course


    Learn how to safely identify, sustainable harvest and prepare wild flora and fungi.



    University Farm in Hunting Valley, OH
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Perspectives: Understanding Poverty


    Join us for this poverty simulation and begin to experience what it's like for typical low-income families trying to survive from month to month.



    Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit


    Join Urban Ag News and Current, powered by GE, for the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit
    on September 23, 2019 . Held at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, the one-day event
    features keynotes and panel discussions from leading researchers and innovative growers in the
    Great Lakes region. Connect with growers, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs as we
    shape the future of food and move controlled environment agriculture forward.



    The Institute at Nela Park in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Gardening 101 - How Do We Grow From Here?


    Free classes!

    Learn what you need to grow a garden in Northeast Ohio from seed to harvest, including information on preparation and preservation of your fruits and vegetables. Participants will take home garden plants, kitchen herb gardens, garden pollinator plants, trees and valuable gardening and food prep information.

    INFO & RSVP: or 216-256-9672

    We are including information on pollinators, sustainable food production, the value of trees in the city, clean water, the impact of climate change on our area, recycling in Cleveland and more!

    All Classes held at the Cleveland Roots Community Garden,
    3257 W. 41st Street, Cleveland, OH 44109.
    (Clark-Fulton neighborhood at W. 41st Street & Robert Avenue)

    Presented by the Cleveland Roots Community Garden with the generous support of Neighborhood Connections & Cleveland Climate Action Fund through a Neighbor UP! Action Grant.



    Cleveland Roots in Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 04:30 PM

    Tour Series 2019 - Cleveland Thermal


    Cleveland Thermal is the second oldest licensed franchise in Cleveland. District steam operations began in 1894. In 2017 Cleveland Thermal committed to converting the Hamilton plant from coal to high-efficiency steam production using natural gas. The converted plant has reduced overall carbon emissions by 84%. Using state-of-the-art emissions control and monitoring technology, they ensure the plant operates at optimum efficiency. The Hamilton plant serves downtown Cleveland's needs and is positioned with the capacity to provide for growth.


    Join us for a tour of the facility and learn about the history of Cleveland Thermal. Learn about the plant conversion, the 7,100 feet of new underground piping infrastructure, other upgrades and how they are positioned to provide steam and chilled water service to Cleveland for years to come.



    Cleveland Thermal, LLC in Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Learn Backyard Composting 101 (Free Seminar)

    Learn Backyard Composting 101 at Upcoming Free Seminars Scheduled Throughout Cuyahoga County.


    Composting-made-easy is the theme of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's 2018 composting seminars and bin sales taking place at local municipalities throughout the spring and summer.


    The informative seminars are designed to teach residents how to properly compost yard waste and food scraps in their backyards while offering low-cost compost bins for sale. Backyard composting helps reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes.



    Compost seminars are open to all county residents and registration is required.

    To register for a seminar visit or call (216) 443-3731 ☎.


    What is compost? Compost consists of organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition (with oxygen). The process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land and by industries and cities through contracts with composting businesses.


    Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation and wetland construction.


    The following items are available for purchase by cash or check only:

    Wishing Well Composter - $50.00
    Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester - $50.00
    Yard Butler (aeration tool) - $20.00
    Compost Thermometer - $10.00
    Sure-Close Compost Pail - $5.00


    Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District:


    The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit 🌐 or call (216) 443-3749 ☎ to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.



    Orange Village Hall in Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Silver Spokes: A Cycling Class for Older Adults


    Fairhill Partners in Cleveland, OH