FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Ohio has a rich history of farmers and gardeners,
and Cleveland Metroparks Garfield Park Reservation is no
different. At one time, most of Garfield Park Reservation was
farm land and it will be again at Cleveland Metroparks �Farm &
Spend a day down on the farm at Cleveland Metroparks �Farm &
Garden Day� event on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Garfield Park Nature Center in Garfield Park Reservation in
The free, �Farm & Garden Day� event features live farms
animals, including cattle and a petting area with horses, chickens,
rabbits, and goats. Visitors can sample hand-churned butter
and popcorn at the tasting-stations, participate in the egg and
sack races, enjoy children's hands-on crafts and activities, farm
equipment, photo opportunities, and hay-wagon shuttles. Kids
can also enjoy jumping in a huge mound of straw and throwing
fistfuls in the air!
Event-goers can meet with local vendors and exhibitors,
including Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, Crystal Moon Acres,
Garfield Heights Historical Society, Gaughn Bee Dancin', Handrosh
Farms, OSU Master Gardeners, and Spring Mist Farms.
Presentations and demonstrations can also be enjoyed: Beekeeping
Demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., Composting Presentation
at 12:15 and 2:30 p.m. and Container Vegetable Gardening
Presentation at 1 and 3:15 p.m.
Plus, visitors can purchase some plants at the Heirloom Plant
sale, featuring: orange, yellow, red, and green peppers, blue and
red kale, broccoli, beefsteak, cherry and celebrity tomatoes, red
leaf and romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, white bok choy, red leaf and
lavewa spinach, zucchini, yellow and spaghetti squash, cantaloupe,
moon and star watermelon, and more.
Visitors can also enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides for $2/person,
And, refreshments will be available for purchase.
Garfield Park Nature Center is located off the Broadway Avenue
entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights - north
of the I-480/Broadway Avenue exit.
For more information, call 216-341-3152 or visit
Celebrate farming and enjoying food fresh form dirt to dinner at
�Farm & Garden Day� in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your