Rating the Suburbs 2011: If you have a green thumb

Shaker Heights

Not until 2009 did residents seem to become interested in community gardens. "We had so many questions we didn't have enough staff to answer," says Kamla Lewis, director of the city's neighborhood revitalization department. Thanks to a city website geared to bring residents together, new community gardens opened last year at Christ Episcopal, Rolliston Road and Cheshire Road.

Bay Village

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