Calendar

Mar
28
Tue
Fabulous Containers: Edible and Ornamental @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructors: Bennett O. Dowling, CGC Horticulturist & Ali Burns, Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Are you interested in gardening but lack a yard? There are plenty of plants you can grow in containers… on a roof, balcony, stoop or even indoors. Learn the basics of keeping container plantings healthy and fresh throughout the seasons. We will dive into how to design both ornamental and edible containers for visual, olfactory and taste appeal.  To register, click here.

Mar
29
Wed
CGDT Series – Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CGDT Series — Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Instructors: Dave Koester, Retired Campbell County Extension Agent

This course will provide a great introduction to growing vegetables without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. Topics will include what to plant when, seasonal considerations for maintenance, selecting varieties, intensive gardening, succession planting and companion planting techniques.  To register, click here.

Apr
1
Sat
Energize Your Space @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Carisa Hund-Bunten, Owner of 7th Street Gifts, Newport, KY & Jan Simms, CGC staff
Cost: $20 per participant, registration is required
The act of spring cleaning is not just something your grandmother dreamt up to keep you busy!  In this class we’ll explore ways to fill your environment with vibrant positive energy. From the more scientific law of entropy to historic Ayurvedic practices, there will be something for all schools of thought on space clearing.  Learn how incorporating plants, placement of furniture, color, and “clutter control” can make all the difference in creating a harmonious environment for rest as well as stimulation. Carisa Hund-Bunten will conduct a brief workshop on using essential oils to ensure optimum return on your efforts! *If you find this class of interest, check out the upcoming program “Developing your Signature Scent.”  To register, click here.

Apr
6
Thu
Companion Planting @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Nathan Reidel, Urban Earth Farms
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Companion planting has been part of farming folklore for ages. It is perhaps, one of the most useful tactics in the garden, and at the same time one of the least scientifically researched. Come explore and unlock the wisdom of the past. Learn some of the common beneficial plant combinations and why they work. Get ideas for your own garden and experiment with new combinations!  To register, click here.

Apr
11
Tue
Spring Backyard Composting @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spring Backyard Composting

Tuesday, April 11, 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Jerry Luebbe, Master Composter
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Do you want to start a compost pile but have no idea how to even begin? Come learn the basics about composting to get you started. This class is an excellent introduction to why we compost, different styles of composting, and how to compost. To register, click here.

Apr
12
Wed
Field Study of Weeds and Invasive Plants @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Bennett O. Dowling, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers & students)

People say a weed is just a plant growing where you don’t want it, but there are in fact plants that can be considered a weed in any context, especially invasive and noxious species. This field study will involve identification of common lawn and garden weeds, as well as invasive plant species. Different techniques for removal and prevention will be demonstrated, followed by an optional work session to reclaim a portion of the grounds here at the Civic Garden Center alongside local horticulture students. To register click here.

Apr
15
Sat
CGDT Series – Construction Techniques for the Gardener @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CGDT Series – Construction Techniques for the Gardener

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Greg Potter, CGC Community Garden Coordinator
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Garden construction fundamentals – learn to build raised beds, paths, compost bins, cold frames and simple trellis forms. Alternative building materials for these features will also be addressed. To register, click here.

Apr
18
Tue
Student Presentations – Edibles for Sustainable Landscapes @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Student Presentations – Edibles for Sustainable Landscapes

Tuesday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join us for final presentations from University of Cincinnati Horticulture students. Students will present their final design projects for real-life community garden spaces located in Cincinnati.

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.