Maurice Small on Sustainable Cleveland 2019
April 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
One of our speakers from the 2011 Symposium, Maurice Small, appears in below.
Maurice Small was the Cuyahoga County co-director and youth program advisor for The City Fresh Project, which is a national model supported by the USDA, for five years and served as the garden manager at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. He is currently working with Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative (MVOC) to establish gardens and to create farmers markets in that area He travels across Northeast Ohio helping inner-city residents grow healthy, organic food. Small’s business tagline reads, “Imagine . . . what if everyone had access to good soil, healthy food options, and positive opportunities for their youth.” He is passionate about gardening and has helped create successful gardening cooperatives from Toledo to Youngstown. He created a garden at Huron Road Hospital last year and spearheaded efforts to create a second garden this year. He has lobbied for local food and gardens before the U. S. Senate and his love for gardening and sustainability is evident in his ready smile and his enthusiasm for anyone interesting in planting a garden.