Calendar

Oct
19
Thu
Young Professional Green Team (YPGT) Kickoff Meeting @ Woodburn Brewery
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

The Civic Garden Center’s mission is to build community through gardening, education & environmental stewardship. This new group, our Young Professional Green Team (YPGT), will seek to create a community of beginner gardeners- to connect and educate young professionals about gardening and environmental conservation.

This meeting will serve as our kickoff to this group. We’ll be meeting on Thursday, October 19th, at 6pm at Woodburn Brewery (only 5 minutes from the Civic Garden Center, in East Walnut Hills). This will be a great time for us to get to know each other better, and plan future activities. Of course, a portion of our purpose is to support the Civic Garden Center, but not all of our activities have to be focused on that. This meeting will be an opportunity to brainstorm.

Oct
21
Sat
Volunteer Event: Community Garden Clean-Up @ Pleasant Ridge Montessori School Community Garden
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a Community Garden Clean-Up at the Pleasant Ridge Montessori School Community Garden! We’ll be weeding, planting, and tackling anything else that needs work. No experience necessary! Just bring water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty :) Afterwards, we’ll head to Molly Malone’s in Pleasant Ridge to reward ourselves for our hard work. Hope to see you there!

Oct
28
Sat
Appalachian Applehead Dolls @ Civic Garden Center
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Carisa Hund-Bunten, Owner of 7th Street Gifts, Newport, KY
Cost: $15 per participant, registration is required
Learn and apply the traditional folk art of Applehead Dolls. Participants will be able to apply hands-on techniques to make and take their own Applehead to cure and enjoy for years to come. If you are a whittler at heart this is an opportunity to use your pocket knife and hone your skills. Examples will be on hand to glean inspiration as well as the bounty of the Civic Garden Center’s grounds and gardens to enhance your doll with nature findings. To register, click here.

Volunteer Event: Make a Difference Day @ Julie Hanser Community Garden
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Make a Difference Day at the Julie Hanser Community Garden in Walnut Hills. The morning will involve weeding, planting, and anything that needs tackling! Afterwards, we’ll head to Fireside Pizza to reward ourselves for our hard work :) Hope to see you there! 

Nov
8
Wed
Decorating with Pressed Flowers @ Civic Garden Center
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor:  Connie Booth

Cost: $15 (Advanced registration required by Wednesday, November 1st)
Create a fall decoration for your home or a hand-crafted gift at this new class. Adults and older children accompanied by an adult can choose from a variety of pressed flowers and leaves to make one-of-a-kind candles. Class fee includes two medium sized pillar candles and all supplies needed. Participants are welcome to bring up to three more candles and small boxes or other items from home to decorate during the class. To register, click here.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Topiary Centerpieces @ Civic Garden Center
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Connie Booth
Cost: $25 (Advanced registration required by Wednesday, November 22nd)
Set the holiday mood with a box wood topiary for table or sideboard. This centerpiece is created with a clay pot base and dowel for stem, topped with a globe of boxwood, and adorned with a lovely red velvet bow. Step-by-step instructions will be given along with care for extending its beauty through the holidays. *Participants need to bring pruning shears or heavy duty scissors for trimming the boxwood.*  To register, click here.

 

Dec
8
Fri
Greens Gatherings: Bring Your Own Container @ Civic Garden Ceneter
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Greens Gatherings

Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we’ll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase. Cost: $30 per class; registration is limited so reserve your spot early!  Choose from these three classes:

Bring Your Own Container

Friday, December 8, 1:00-3:00 pm 
Whether your container is an old family favorite, found item or recent purchase, Connie Booth will help you channel your inner artist to visualize and realize a beautiful table decoration. With special attention being given to mechanics and structural elements, the sky is the limit for accents you would like to bring and include in your work.  Click here to register.

Dec
9
Sat
Green Gatherings: Table Arrangements @ Civic Garden Center
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greens Gatherings

Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we’ll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase. Cost: $30 per class; registration is limited so reserve your spot early!  Choose from these three classes:

Table Arrangements

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am – Noon
Enjoy the friendly pace and individual attention from Sue Trusty as you construct a holiday arrangement in your own container.  Click here to register.

Green Gatherings: Wreaths & Swags @ Civic Garden Center
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Greens Gatherings

Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we’ll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase. Cost: $30 per class; registration is limited so reserve your spot early!  Choose from these three classes:

WREATHS AND SWAGS

Saturday, December 9, 1:00-3:00 pm
Your neighbors will be “green” with envy when they see your beautiful door decoration! We provide greens, seasonal berries, frames, mechanics and expert instruction from Sue Trusty. Feel free to bring any embellishments to suit your taste or décor. Click here to register.

Dec
16
Sat
Winter Family Fun @ Civic Garden Center
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Winter Family Fun
(families with children of all ages are welcome)

Saturday, December 16, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Instructor: Mary Dudley, CGC Youth Education CoordinatorCost: $5 per participant
Advance registration is appreciated but not required.

Drop in anytime between 10 am-noon to celebrate the changing of the seasons at the Civic Garden Center! Join us as we say goodbye to fall and welcome winter. Families will embark on a seasonal scavenger hunt, create a craft with natural items and take home a set of activity cards.  To register, click here.