It's pretty tough to think about, but the Lower Price Hill neighborhood represents the lowest average life expectancy of any neighborhood in Cincinnati. In fact, recent data shows that our neighbors live nearly 20 years less than residents of nearby, higher-income communities. This is, in part, due to decades of environmental injustice and disinvestment
Raised beds all around the Lower Price Hill neighborhood are overflowing with crops ready for harvest! That abundance, coupled with the warm summer sun, recently brought a small group of our resident gardeners together to plan a community meal. Of course, that's not really a surprise. Community meals are synonymous with Lower Price Hill.
Young people are some of the mightiest hands that visit our LPH Community Gardens. We were thrilled to spend a recent Tuesday morning in the Sassafras Garden with students participating in the summer enrichment program at our neighborhood school. The Oyler Community Learning Center serves students in grades pre-school through 12th, and the school
From watercolor painting to upcycled art projects and street art, the creativity of neighbors has always been present within our community gardens. In March, alongside our neighbors, we opened Outerspace, just down the street from the gardens, to serve as a much-anticipated, creative community hub. This new space inspired staff and neighbors to host
After weeks of unpredictable temperatures and precipitation, our late-April weather finally decided to be a bit more cooperative! We've spent these last few weeks playing catch-up and filling our schedule with volunteer days, workdays, and workshops. We hosted a series of small group workdays so that our neighbors could work on garden plans together,
In March, we started recurring Monday afternoon workdays in the LPH Community Gardens. Workdays are not only open opportunities for neighbors to come together to help till, plant, weed, or otherwise tend to our collective growing spaces, but they are also days for home garden growers to share resources, ideas, and challenges. Unfortunately, Mother
It's still a little chilly outside in Cincinnati, but at Community Matters, we are excited to know that spring is just around the corner. For us, spring symbolizes renewed energy. It offers a lot more sunshine and more chances to come together with our neighbors in Lower Price Hill. Among those unique opportunities provided