For three Saturdays - August 25, September 1 and 8, 2018, we launched a test market to see how much interest there is for neighbors to buy and sell home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers to each other. You can see more about the concept and our experience by clicking here.
The response was tremendous! People came from all over the city and across city boundaries to be part of this hyper-local market. Participants were overwhelmingly people who want to buy from neighbors. If you grow food and flowers in your backyard or in community gardens, plan your 2019 garden so you have excess to sell! We need grower/sellers!
While we'll refine our plans in the next few months, here's your sneak preview: the Noble Gardener's Market will be held on Saturday mornings during August and September 2019.
We Are Noble 2018 video
Turn up your sound!
Next Noble Neighbors meeting:
First Tuesday of each month, 7pm, usually. We rotate where we meet between the public meeting places in the neighborhood.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:00pm
at Disciples Christian Church
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:00pm
at Bethel Church
Click here for more information.
Donate to Noble Neighbors
You can now financially support Noble Neighbors and deduct your donation from your taxes thanks to our new partnership with FutureHeights. Make sure you designate Noble Neighbors in the drop-down menu.
Currently we need funds for:
Outreaches to apartment residents
Business cards and stationery
Event materials and supplies
Checks need to be made out to FutureHeights with Noble Neighbors in the memo line. Checks and cash will be received at each Noble Neighbors meeting.
Meet Your Police
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6 - 8pm
One of the City's responses to the concerns we expressed at the April 29, 2014 Community Meeting is to change the location of the Meet Your Police event to the Police Academy on Noble at Monticello. On the first Thursday of every month, the police will be in our neighborhood to meet with us (and any other Cleveland Heights resident). On the other Thursdays, the police will return to City Hall where they have been meeting us for years. Let's take advantage of this!!
On Feb. 28, 2018, Police Chief Mecklenburg held a meeting for citizens at the Community Center. Responding to resident requests, she described crimes in the city and progress on solving those cases. Statistics going back several years demonstrated trends. Click here to view the power point presentation she showed.
Pocket Garden Project
Our neighborhood gardeners are an active group! This year's project is establishing pocket gardens with sustainability and low maintenance in mind. The pilot project will be planted at homes along Langton Road. Click here to read about their efforts in the Heights Observer. Learn more about IOBY, In Our Back Yard, a multi-city effort to infuse life into neighborhoods by clicking here.
WE ARE NOBLE Promotional Video
We are pleased to announce our new promotional video! Jake Hochendoner, a professional filmmaker who lives in the Noble neighborhood, filmed We Are Noble 2017 to tell the story of the people in this great neighborhood. This is just the beginning of the story we have to tell. Enjoy it, and look for more of Jake's work at http://www.jakobhochendoner.com/
Are we really making a difference? Oh, yes we are! These quotes are from emails, website form submissions and conversations. Not one of them was solicited. Each of these people voluntarily reached out to us to tell us what they feel. Thank you!! You're an encouragement to us all!
There is no blueprint for what we're trying to do to transform this neighborhood. It's up to us to be creative.
~ Long time neighbor who is excited about the Noble Corridor Project, Nov. 2018
We lived on Montevista from '97 to 2013. Big place in my heart for that neighborhood. I am just blown away by the amazing community building you are doing.
~ Former resident who moved to another neighborhood in Cleveland Heights joined our email list, May 2018
The neighborhood looks terrific! I saw people at the library and a church on Noble. There are kids doing chalk drawings. It feels wonderful!
~ Former resident had moved out of town and returned to visit during We Are Noble 2018.
I wanted to formally introduce you to one of Cleveland Heights' strongest neighborhood groups: Noble Neighbors. Noble Neighbors is a collection of residents that advocate for the "Noble Neighborhood" in Cleveland Heights (i.e. north of Mayfield, and east of Taylor). They've exploded over the past few years and have brought significant attention to issues of housing, safety, and economic development in the northeast quadrant of Cleveland Heights.
~ This is how a CH City Council member described us to a political candidate, Jan. 2018
She wanted to introduce us because the Noble Neighbors is such an influential organization in the community.
~ A graduate student referred to a conversation with a city employee, December 2017
I wanted to let you know that friends who are renting on the other side of Cleveland Heights are actively looking to buy a house in the Noble neighborhood. Some of the factors in their decision are the quiet streets, community gardens, AND Noble Neighbors. They had checked out the NN website and were impressed.
~ Noble Neighbor who send us an email, October 2017
Thank you for doing this. This was incredible. I feel so much more hopeful about the area now.
~ Participant in Envision a New Triangle District Workshop, July 2017
I love what you all are doing in Noble. It's so positive!
~ Cleveland Heights City Council Member, June 2017
See more at www.nobleneighbors.com/quote-wall.html