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Donors - Thank You

Garden@Case is located at the corner of Mistletoe and Magnolia Drive, near Mather Park.

Since 2012, volunteers raise the food to be donated to local hunger centers.

Current partnerships include:
  • Hunger Network - Cuyahoga County’s largest emergency food provider
  • Frontline Service - Provides services and support to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral health crises, and overcome trauma.

It is with great sadness that we learned one of the co-founders of Garden@Case, Kathleen Dowdell, has recently passed away. See the CWRU February 1, 2017, announcement here and the obituary here. The Staff Advisory Council shared this wonderful remembrance.

In celebration and remembrance of Kathleen, family and friends donated to Garden@Case. In 2019, an event will honor Kathleen. Two apple trees have been planted and engraved hand tools have been purchased. A bench and plaque are coming soon.

Handtools with engraved handles that say "Remembering Kathleen"picture of dwarf apple treepicture of dwarf apple tree
History: In the spring of 2011 Case Western Reserve University Plant Services laid out the original 2500 square foot garden on the corner of Juniper and Ford. Later the garden was moved to the corner of Mistletoe and Magnolia Drive, near Mather Park. In 2017, the university remodeled the space to add raised beds, water access, a fountain, and a pollinating garden.

  • Various faculty, staff, and students of Case Western Reserve University
  • Those employed in nearby University Circle institutions
  • Those that call University Circle home