COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE PARTNERS INC

Local Jobs, Local People, Local Food

aka Community Greenhouse Partners   |   Cleveland, OH   |  www.communitygreenhousepartners.org

Mission

To improve the quality of life of those around us by selling locally-grown vegetables at low cost to urban families, employ local residents and teach sustainability and earth science to young people. We create products that help satisfy local needs, such as low-cost quality vegetables, protein in the form of fish,natural fertilizer for local gardens through our composting, and non-polluting energy through our renewable energy systems. What We Believe: • Our most valuable assets are our people and our customers. • Agriculture is the key to a sustainable future. • In reaching out and helping our neighbors help themselves. • In creating a better future through education and training.In respect for our surroundings and our environment. • In integrity and responsiveness in all our interactions

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Timothy Smith

Main address

6527 Superior Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44103 USA

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EIN

27-2572160

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Healthy Food

We are distributing nutritious, freshly picked food to our low-income neighbors. A proper diet is critical for mental and physical health, so our products will have a direct, positive impact on our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

$6.7 Billion was spent in northeast Ohio on food in 2008, and only $200 Million went to local farmers and food producers. In order to capture a greater share of that market, we need to be producing food year-round, in a way that’s affordable and readily available. CGP will be a major player in an effort to get the local economy to buy 20% of their annual food budget locally -- an effort begun by E4S.org and localfoodcleveland.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

We will spearhead this effort by offering an education program wherein we will help train people to start their own high-yield gardens using funding from the City of Cleveland's "Gardening for Greenbacks" program. We will help these micro-enterprise entrepreneurs maximize the effectiveness of
their grants, supply technical assistance and manpower, and act as an
aggregator for their crops. We will buy their output, and combine it with other small gardeners into a larger share that will then be sold to partner
organizations and retailers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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In the upcoming year we plan to expand our infrastructure by creating 18,000 sq. ft. of new gardens beds to serve as a training grounds for young gardeners. These beds will help teach students bout large-scale gardening, in preparation for them to move on to a city lot-sized microfarm the following year.
We also plan to cover our main hoop house with a poycarbonate hard shell, enabling us to continue to grow lettuce, spinach and other greens even in January and February, thus fulfilling our mission to grow food year-round.

By working with graduates of the Cleveland Botanical Green Corps, we can take their basic gardening skills and ramp them up to Market Gardener status. In doing so, this makes them become eligible for assistance from the City to acquire land of their own, plus access to a $5,000 Gardening for Greenbacks grant, plus a hoophouse provided by the USDA. This way we can create a new generation of urban farmers, as well as a network of urban farmers that can work together to meet the expanding needs of the community for freshly grown local produce.

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COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE PARTNERS INC

Board of directors
as of 06/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jon Eckerle

The Observer Project

Term: 2010 - 2021

Jon Eckerle

The Observer Project

Timothy Smith

No Affiliation

Justin Alcorn

Jones Day

James Turturice

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Division

Ann Reinthal

Cleveland State University, Physical and Occupational Therapy

Whitnye Jones

Organic Connects

Brett Joseph

Lorain County Community College