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Growing Green in the City

Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Growing Green in the City The impressive series of greenhouse canopies covering three-and-a-half urban acres in Cleveland's Central neighborhood provide the perfect environment for growing. Not just for the three million heads of lettuce and three-hundred-thousand pounds of herbs that Green City Growers will produce there each year. It's also nurturing the idea that food can provide economic sustenance. Growing jobs in the city, Tuesday at 9:00 join host Mike McIntyre on The Sound of Ideas.

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Thousands of lettuce heads mature in a greenhouse near E. 55th and Woodland. It takes 35 days to grow lettuce from seed to market size. One of several different varieties of lettuce soon to be on the way to locavores. Varieties of herbs grow in a separate section of the greenhouse. Sprinkler  head at the ready for misting growing crops.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - News, Community/Human Interest, Environment


Mary Donnell, CEO, Green City Growers Cooperative
Lillian Kuri, program director, Cleveland Foundation
Alayne Reitman, board chair, Green City Growers Cooperative

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