Albion Gardens

Adopted by Gene Wilson and Anne Warrington Wilson

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History of Albion Gardens

Sandy Stephens enrolled in the Community Garden Development Training series in 2003. He wanted to convert the vacant lot that he owned into a community garden. On April 4, the Community Gardens Kick Off day, volunteers equipped with chain saws and hand saws, started clearing the lot. With the help of CGC staff and 27 Cincinnati Bell Pioneers, on June 5, 2004 a community garden was created. Chain link fencing was salvaged from the Columbia YMCA slated for demolition. A greenhouse was donated by the Freestore Foodbank. Money for raised beds was subsidized by funds generated by neighborhood kids collecting aluminum cans.

The greenhouse is for all Greater Cincinnati Community Gardeners to use. Gardeners can get a jump start on spring by starting seedlings in the Albion greenhouse, and greens can be grown well into winter. For more photo galleries, visit Albiongardens.com .

In 2006, the Landscape Construction Class from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College built an arbor and installed a paver sidewalk.