Project EverGreen Revitalizes Cleveland Community Green Space
Project EverGreen and its partners are creating and restoring an area within the vibrant and growing W. 25 St. corridor in Cleveland, Ohio allowing both residents and visitors to benefit from a healthy dose of green.
“We are excited to promote the many benefits of green spaces through the revitalization of Gould Court,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “The project underscores the core objectives Project EverGreen stands for which is to develop green spaces to help communities thrive. Green space that allows residents and visitors to connect is a vital component for economic development.”
Project EverGreen is partnering with Cleveland-based Land Studio and Painesville, Ohio-based Yardmaster to create a new community friendly green space on Gould Court next to Mitchell’s Ice Cream on W. 25th Street in Cleveland’s rapidly expanding Ohio City neighborhood.
The Gould Court alleyway will soon be transformed into a green space that offers urban dwellers a place to relax, reflect and connect with one another while enjoying ice cream, music and the uniqueness of the neighborhood.
The project will feature the installation of seating areas, walkways, and an underground cistern to collect rainwater that will be used to irrigate new landscape beds that will feature a variety of locally sourced trees, ornamental grasses, annuals and perennials.
Local Cleveland companies and organizations lending support to the project include Yardmaster, North Coast perennials, Klyn Nurseries, Gilson Gardens, Lake County Nursery, Kurtz Brothers, Sweet Peet, LAND Studios and Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
Yesterday volunteers, including representatives from Lawn & Landscape, Landscape Management and Turf magazines, as well as Yardmaster and Project EverGreen staff shoveled mulch, compost and top soil, and dug holes for the hundreds of plants that will line the walkway.
Visit Project EverGreen’s Facebook page for photos from the project which will be officially dedicated next month.