Located at the southeast corner of Pearl and Drake roads, the Community Garden is a joint project between the city and Southwest General that launched in spring 2017. Southwest General has provided a parcel of land for the garden outside its Medical Center at 18181 Pearl Rd., and residents are invited to rent a plot of land to grow their own organic vegetables and fruits.
 

How to Participate

A total of 64 plots measuring 8 feet by 4 feet are available to Strongsville residents and employees of Southwest General. Cost is $25 each. Plots are limited to one per family. Each gardener is asked to plant one row for the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank.
 

Registration

 

NOTE: There are currently no plots available for 2018. to be placed on a waiting list, call Jennifer at (440) 580-3124 or e-mail jennifer.milbrandt@strongsville.org.


You may register for a plot online by clicking here. There is a $3 fee to register online. You may also click here for a registration form that can be filled out and returned to the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center front desk, 18100 Royalton Rd.  Please bring a current utility bill for proof of residency.  Registration forms are also available at the Rec Center front desk. Registration will not be taken over the phone. Plots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Once they are all reserved, you may be placed on a waiting list.
 

Please note

While the Recreation Department is handling registration for the Community Garden, questions about the garden should be directed to Jennifer Milbrandt, coordinator of natural resources, at (440) 580-3124 or jennifer.milbrandt@strongsville.org.

Growing Strong Together

Successful community gardens rely on teamwork -- maintaining your own plot and helping with upkeep of the garden as a whole. Everyone who rents a garden plot is asked to volunteer with another aspect of the garden, like weeding, mulching paths, maintaining the tools or delivering fresh produce to the Strongsville Food Bank.
Each gardener will receive one key to the garden. There is a $10 replacement fee for lost keys.

A water tank and a limited number of tools will be available on site, but gardeners are encouraged to bring their own tools. Each gardener is responsible for planting his or her own seeds or plants.

No corn or other plants that would shade the adjoining gardens are allowed.

Please plan on tending your garden at least two days a week during growing season. Garden monitors will check the plots to make sure they are being used and maintained in accordance with the rules. If your garden requires attention, a marker will be placed on your plot and you will have one week to address the issues. If you are going on vacation, let the Garden Coordinator know so your garden can be tended while you are away.

This is an organic garden. The use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides is prohibited.

Please click here for a Welcome Packet for gardeners.
 

Rules and Regulations

Click here to see all the important regulations regarding the Strongsville Community Garden.

 Check for Updates

The Community Garden has its own Facebook page. Check it out for updates.