FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Strap on the overalls and enjoy a day �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 Garfield Heights.
Many harvest moons ago, most of Garfield Park Reservation was
farm land. Today, Garfield Park Reservation features beautiful
gardens and open fields for people to enjoy. Garfield Park
Nature Center turns back the clocks for one day with the free
�Farm & Garden Day.�
To add to the farm feel, enjoy 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, view
farm equipment, and take the hay-wagon shuttles. Kids can
enjoy hands-on crafts, activities, games and jumping in huge mounds
of straw and throwing fistfuls in the air!
Event-goers can interact 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.
�Farm & Garden Day� also features presentations and
- Beekeeping Demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
- Composting Presentation at 12:15 and 2:30 p.m.
- Container Vegetable Gardening Presentation at 1 and 3:15
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
Experience Garfield Park Reservation as it once was - farm land
- at �Farm & Garden Day� in Cleveland Metroparks -
part of your life, naturally!