Calendar

Apr
29
Sat
Intorductory Biodynamics @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Nathan Reidel, Urban Earth Farms
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Join us for Biodynamic Gardening basics. Ever wonder where plants get their growing instructions? Do you use all 12 senses when approaching gardening challenges? Biodynamic farming is simply the study and application of inter-connectedness. Understanding the needs of the whole growing system, begins inside you. To register, click here.

May
10
Wed
Herbs in Drinks, the Secret Ingredients Behind your Refreshment @ Civic Garden Center
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 10, 6:00-7:30 pm
Instructor: Kristen St. Clair, Educational Culinary Instructor and Owner of In the Field
Cost: $35
Learn how to pair herbs and identify them through your sense of smell. We will explore making herby cocktails and teas. Leave with your own tussy mussy (a little bouquet to wear and smell all day)!  To register, click here.

May
17
Wed
A Sweet Tooth’s Dreams @ Civic Garden Center
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 6:00-7:30 pm
Instructor: Kristen St. Clair, Educational Culinary Instructor and Owner of In the Field
Cost: $35
Learn how to give your sweet treats a special twist. Turn any average recipe into an exciting walk in the herb garden! We will make simple and fast desserts by adding herbal flavor and complexity. Limitless possibilities are available with just a few basic recipes. Give your sweet tooth layers of flavor.  To reigster, click here.

Nibble and Munch, Garden Snacks @ Civic Garden Center
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 6:00-7:30 pm
Instructor: Kristen St. Clair, Educational Culinary Instructor and Owner of In the Field
Cost: $35
Combine fresh ingredients with one of the greatest joys, snacking! Learn the formula to create bites with any seasonal/local ingredients. Leave with your own personally designed recipe. Snacking never felt so good!  To register, click here.

Jun
8
Thu
School Garden Development 101 @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 8 @ 3:30 am – 5:00 am

School Garden Development 101

Thursday, June 8, 9 am-3:30 pm
Instructor: Mary Dudley, School Garden Coordinator
Cost: Free for teachers

This training is for teachers, parents, and community members who wish to start a school garden. The training is a full day of learning the design process for a socially and ecologically diverse garden. We share ideas and examples from other schools, teach basic gardening and composting skills, and model gardening lessons you can use in the classroom. After participating in the training you are enrolled in our School Garden Network, giving your school access to free seeds, consultations from our staff, our monthly School Garden Calendar, and notifications of upcoming events in our School Garden Workshop Series. Join the 80+ youth gardening programs in Greater Cincinnati by partnering with the Civic Garden Center to help your students grow!

Jun
15
Thu
Garden Basics: Keeping your garden looking great all summer @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Garden Basics: Keeping your garden looking great all summer

Thursday, June 15, 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Instructor: Bennett O. Dowling, CGC Horticulturist & Jerry Luebbe, seasoned vegetable gardener
Cost: $15 (free for CGC Volunteers)
Lunch: You’re invited to bring your lunch to eat while you learn!

The work you do in the garden all summer not only contributes to its beauty, but also can be pivotal in ensuring the health of your plants. This class covers such topics as watering and water conservation measures, pruning, feeding, common pest and disease issues, and other seasonally appropriate topics for flower, tree, scrub and vegetable gardens. Time permitting we’ll troubleshoot your individual growing issues. To register, click here.

Jun
17
Sat
Summer Family Fun @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Saturday, June 17, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Instructor: Mary Dudley, CGC Youth Education Coordinator
Cost: $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 spring and welcome summer. 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.

Jun
24
Sat
Home Grown Herbs: Infused Vinegars @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Home Grown Herbs: Infused Vinegars

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Instructors: Carisa Hund-Bunten, 7th Street Gifts & Bennett Dowling, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $20 per participant, registration is required
Make and take your own flavorful and beautiful infused vinegar to enhance your kitchen and cooking flavors.  Reap the bounty of the Civic Garden Center harvest and use fresh cut flowers, herbs, and spices to infuse your very own vinegars. Participants will enjoy a tasting, access to fresh ingredients from the garden, and take home their very own food grade, shelf stable, ready to use vinegar as well as recipes and inspiration to continue infusing on your own. Also learn what plants to include on your 2017 seed list and tips for growing. To register, click here.

Jul
15
Sat
Indigenous Herbs & Edible Plants for the Home Landscape @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Solomon Gamboa, Pioneer Landscapes, LLC
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

This class will introduce you to commercially or locally available indigenous plants with herbal/medicinal qualities and/or edible qualities (roots, stems, leaves, fruits, seeds, nuts). Indigenous people were well fed off native plants, and each tribe developed medicinal understanding of the how to apply native plants to illnesses. Expect to gain insights into the hows, wheres, whats, and whens.*Please provide Civic Garden Center with your email address to receive post-class take home information detailing much of what we go over in the class plus linking you to much more vital information.  To register, click here.

Jul
29
Sat
Create Your Signature Scent @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Create Your Signature Scent

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Carisa Hund-Bunten, Owner of 7th Street Gifts, Newport, KY
Cost: $20 per person, registration required

Combine single-essence botanicals to create your own unique blend of fragrance. We’ll apply perfumery techniques of top, middle and base note blending as well as using “anchoring” scents to form a long lasting foundation that sustains and carries your custom made signature scent.  Participants will have access to apothecary quality droppers, bottles, and carrier oils as well as therapeutic grade absolutes and essential oils to blend, explore, and create. Once your signature scent has been created,  apply it as a personal perfume, an all-natural house-linen spray, diffusing oil, bath and body enhancements, etc. The list goes on and on for the many areas and ways that your signature scent can be enjoyed and incorporated into your daily routine. To register, click here.