The Mount Adams Beautification Association (MABA) was established in 1995 as a subsidiary organization of MACA. Its 57 members are dedicated to making The Hill an attractive place to live, work and visit.
Our urban gardeners plant and maintain the gateway gardens, pots in various locations, large container gardens in the business district and planter boxes on the Ida Street Bridge. The planters and gardens are tended throughout the year by our members who plan, plant, water, weed and tidy-up each space. When you see someone hauling a hose or pulling a weed, give a honk and a wave! It’s one of our MABA members pitching in to help Mount Adams shine!
A major Hill-wide Clean Up event is held each spring in anticipation of the thousands of visitors who observe Good Friday by “walking the steps” at Holy Cross Immaculata Church. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful assists with supplies so we can comb the streets and by-ways to collect litter and other debris that accumulates during the winter. The more hands the better for this event, so please consider joining us! You need not be a MABA member to participate. A similar event is held in the fall. Check the Mt. Adams Community events calendar for dates and times.
Winter is also a busy time for the Beautification Association. Holiday decorations in the business district are the work of MABA members. An annual Mount Adams Luminary Event finds luminaries lining streets all over Mount Adams. Proceeds from the December event are used to purchase planting materials and other supplies needed to keep our neighborhood looking its best. Buy kits from your neighborhood captain or at Bow Tie Café.
2020 marks the third time that MABA will sponsor a Garden Stroll event. Mark your calendars for Tuesday June 16, 2020 and join your neighbors and friends for this special event. The evening garden tour will feature eight unique urban spaces, music, vendors, food and beverages.
Please consider being a Grassroots Sponsor of the 2020 Garden Stroll. Your donation will include your name on the ticket/brochure and recognition in the Mt. Adams Grapevine.