|2010 Cuyahoga County Fair - Garden Entry|
The Three-peat was complete! For the third year in a row first premium in the community garden category went to Benjamin Franklin Community Garden. The fair ran from Monday August 9th thru Sunday August 15th at the Berea Fairgrounds. The exhibit was judged on the quality of the produce, signage and the overall appearance of the display. This year 18 types of vegetables (and one fruit) made up the display which also included cut zinnias and potted begonias and marigolds. Scarecrows were scattered about the display helping to bring attention to different elements of the display.
The display was truly a collaborative effort. 14 gardeners donated prized samples from their gardens. Using the produce and a varied collection of baskets, fabric and thumb tacks four gardeners assembled the display. Keeping the ‘Community’ in Ben Franklin Community Garden – all usable produce was donated to an area food bank after the fair ended on Sunday.
The latest blue ribbon was proudly displayed on the bulletin board up at the garden.
A thank you goes out to the following gardeners who donated their produce for the display: Deb and Galen Alexander, Linda Dole, Wendy Gearo, Josh Henry, John Jenkins, Jeff Kostura, Dave Kuebler, Kimberly Repinski, Tom Sargent, Chris Seabold, Mike Theus, John Yasenchak, Lisa Young.
A big thank you goes out to four gardeners who donated
their time and talent in the creation of the exhibit:
Jeff Kostura, Kimberly Repinski, Mike Theus, Lisa Young.
|2010 Cuyahoga County Fair - Individual Gardeners' Entries|
Once again the gardeners at Ben Franklin Community Garden proved they got skills!
A number of gardeners took top honors in the individual produce categories. Ben Franklin Garden produced the largest watermelon, garlic, tomato, musk melon and zucchini. Gardeners also took home many individual ribbons within the produce classes. Congratulations to all who participated in the fair.