Exploring a Community Treasure
by Beth Coyne
Last week I was invited by Cuyahoga County Master Gardener Rita Robinson to visit the Benjamin Frankin Garden, located in Old Brooklyn. Her e-mail said "If you've never been here, you should visit. It's amazing! The gardening program for 4th graders started in the 20's and continues today."
Note to myself.. when someone says something is amazing and you should visit, my advice. Go! Stop what you think you need to do, breath then rest. I trust you too will have the luck of the Irish and discover this magical oasis tucked neatly away in a neighborhood south-east of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. My original mission was to seek then photograph:native plants, the pollinator gardens, herb gardens and the Tiny Metroparks, then quickly head back home. Oh dear, I lingered well over an hour on this five acre site and discovered so much more!