Help keep OTR People's Garden Beautiful!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


49 East McMicken Ave.Cincinnati, OH 45202

A beautiful day at the garden!


About the People's Garden:

The historic Over-the-Rhine People’s Garden was the first community garden in Cincinnati and is an excellent example of people coming together to improve a neighborhood and build a beautiful garden in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. In 1980, Over-the-Rhine community members and the Civic Garden Center worked together to turn four East McMicken Avenue vacant lots into a productive vegetable garden. As a result of the project’s success the Civic Garden Center established the Neighborhood Gardens Program (now the Community Gardens Program) and has helped community groups start and maintain over 50 successful community gardens throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area’s low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.

Volunteer Opportunities:

In order to keep this long standing community garden up and running, we are looking for volunteers to help us keep the space clean and welcoming to all of our neighbors. Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Planting
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Weeding

This is a great team building opportunity for friends, family, or co-workers, especially if you are housed in the downtown/OTR area! Our garden is just blocks from historic Findlay Market, and walking distance to the OTR entertainment district.

We are looking to schedule groups or individuals in 3 hour shifts on Saturdays with some weekday availability as well. The garden has a sheltered area with picnic tables where you can get some shade and/or stay for lunch!


  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 hours
  • Ability to stand, bend, lift, and work in the sun

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