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Urban Goodness News




Some more pictures from Urban Goodness Garden.


On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Connections held its first staff volunteer day at Urban Goodness.  Under clear blue Cleveland skies, almost 20 dedicated staff, family, patients and friends lent a hand in getting Connections’ urban farm prepared for the new growing season.  The busy volunteers weeded and planted for over four hours, taking a break only for a short, tasty pizza lunch.    By the end of the work day, we are happy to announce that Urban Goodness had far less weeds and many more plants!  Thanks again to all those who volunteered. 


Congratulations Urban Goodness!

Urban Goodness has been selected as the recipient of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County Award in the Consumer/Client Involvement category. The project is receiving this award for providing 20 people living with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues and other addictions with a unique opportunity to learn marketable skills through the integration of hands-on farm-related and marketing activities.  Mark Colella and Liam Gallagher accepted the award on behalf of Connections at the 2014 ADAMHS Board Annual Meeting Brunch and Awards Presentation on Monday, May 19th, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport


The beginning of a new growing season at Urban Goodness.



Liam Gallagher and Natalie Henry harvesting vegetables at Urban Goodness


Urban Goodness' first Farmer's Market

Holy cow!!!  Look how gorgeous this display is!!  Urban Goodness is selling till 7:00 at 105th and Ansel.  Come and get dinner!


Urban Goodness

With a generous grant from the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County(ADAMHSBCC), Connections: Health•Wellness•Advocacy, in partnership with Hitchcock Center for Women, Northeast Ohio Restoration Alliance and Famicos, launched the Urban Goodness project – an urban farming project started under the impetus of Mark Colella.  This garden will work as both a fully functional small urban farm and an important treatment/workforce development component and all adults receiving their services at ADAMHSBCC funded agency are eligible to participate.