Growhio is a non-profit Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative designed to strengthen and support all aspects of Northeast Ohio's local food economy through branding, marketing and collaboration.


Growhio in the Cuyahoga SWCD Rain Barrel Art Program

Early this year, Amy Roskilly from the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) organized a rain barrel art program. Under the program, artists signed up to paint rain barrels, which were then placed in various public locations throughout the county.

When I received an email about the program, I jumped on the chance to participate. I'm glad I responded quickly because over 120 people signed up for the 33 available barrels! Here is the finished product:

Pictures of the all barrels in the program are online and up for auction, which closes September 30, 2010.



Welcome to the Growhio blog! We'll be using this forum to post news and updates related to Growhio's mission and activities. The past year has been a busy one, full of planning, website building, event participation, and much more. For our first post, we're giving a big shout out to the following events, where we were able to attend as vendors free of charge. Thank you for helping us begin the ground swell!

Fabulous Food Show - November 13-15, 2009
NASA Earth Day - April 15, 2010

Look for us next at Ingenuity Festival, where we will be at the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 table on September 25 from 6-8pm.