Community Garden

The University Hospitals St. John Medical Center/City of Westlake Community Garden is a collaborative effort between the City and the Hospital.  Not only do the 48 plots give residents the opportunity to grow fresh produce for their families but some have provided part of their harvest to the Community Services Food Pantry. We are grateful for their generosity. 

The adjacent photos are from the annual workday in the spring and the blessing ceremony in the summer in 2017.

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Reserving a Garden Plot


Madeline Crandall is the garden manager for the collaborative community garden and will answer resident’s questions and take reservations for garden plots.

There is currently a wait list being taken for anyone interested in a garden plot in 2018.

2017 Season Update
As the harvest season comes to a close, our gardeners were very pleased with their "community garden experience."  Westlake Assistance clients benefited from the overflow of fresh produce that was generously contributed by the gardeners to Westlake Community Services Food Pantry. 

We look forward to next spring and thank University Hospitals St. John Medical Center and the City of Westlake Department of Public Service for their continued support of this community project. 

History


The Community Garden began in 2014 with 13 plots owners, expanded to 36 plots owners in 2015, and the final 12 plots were added in 2016.  
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Flower Boxes on Hilliard Blvd.


One of the most common questions people ask us is how they can sign up for one of the flower boxes on Hilliard Blvd. The Community Services Department does not manage them. Please contact the Service Department for more information.
Hilliard Flower Boxes Information (PDF)