Friday, February 4, 2011

Just heard some exciting news about Cleveland! It has been named one of the 10 most visionary cities in the world by Travel + Leisure! In 1987 a beautiful mall, totally enclosed under glass, was built in downtown Cleveland. It was like a shopping in a greenhouse with the sun pouring in, plants growing, and shoppers enjoying the variety of stores. But like so many shopping areas, it fell on hard times, stores closed, and eventually most of the complex was shut down. But now it has been revived and has been turned into an urban greenhouse, growing organic produce and educating others about environmental awareness. On Wednesdays you can participate in the "Lunch and Learn" program. Eat lunch while you learn about various environmental and gardening topics. To learn more about Cleveland's "Garden Under Glass, check out this link: I can't wait to go have lunch there and then I'll write more and post pictures.