Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Three major initiatives are underway in Mt. Pleasant to enhance the physical environment:  Naturehood, the Beautification Committee,  and The Intergenerational  Garden.  All three aim to improve the visual appeal of the community by adding green space, gardens, and improving property conditions, as well as adding lighting as a safety feature in target areas.  By engaging residents in creating a more pleasing environment through gardens,  MPCZ works to increase the level of investment residents have in their own locations and create a sense of community.  Naturehood (part of the Earth Day Coalition) is a collaboration of individual land organizations dedicated to creating a network of comunity-maintained native plant gardens on vacant and abandoned properties in the Mt. Pleasant Community.  The Beautification Committee is made up of presidents and secretaries of MPCZ street/block clubs.  The members come together to make decisions regarding which community enhancement projects they wouldl like to work towards as a group.  The committee works as part of Naturehood.  The Intergenerational Garden is a project of the Beautification Committee and is comprised of Naturehood staff, youth, senior citizens and other community residents who have volunteered their services in an effort to improve the visual appeal of the Mt. Pleasant Community.    Funding  for this garden:  Neighborhood Connections.  There is a Naturehood Garden on Prince Avenue and East 134th Street.  Funding for these gardens:  Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland.

Photos from the Mount Pleasant Community Gardens