About the Garden

E. 39th Street Urban Garden

         Aeronauts 2000  Intergenerational Pilot Project  challenges our young technology leaders of tomorrow to create tools to improve the lives of older adults today.  Since 2015, the crew has conducted research on aging, develop an intergenerational board game that compares aging to space travel, and developing gerontechnology tools that will help seniors age in place.  

             In 2017 a quarter acre of land was donated to start an urban garden that focuses on  growing plants that are helpful to seniors with chronic illnesses and pain management. Since then, the crew grows a variety of  vegetables, herbs and fruit for free distribution  on a quarter acre in the Central Area of Cleveland, Ohio.     In 2018  interns created the existing  beds and grew a successful crop of vegetables, distributing to over 60 seniors and  neighbors at the site. Their research activity focused on understanding the chemistry behind plants.

In 2019, the focus was beautification and community engagement to create a place that would attract participation. The team added a brick walkway for better access to the site for seniors, and  open space areas for community gatherings.  Efforts are now underway to create an open space on the site for public art, using as a theme, Empowerment and Wellness.                                                                          

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