Garden Basics: Get your garden growing @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Garden Basics: Get your garden growing
Thursday, February 22, 11:30- 1:00 pm
Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Lunch: You’re invited to bring your lunch to eat while you learn!
As spring approaches, important work must be done in the garden to ensure its health and beauty throughout the growing season. Late winter and spring are also great times to plan and plant gardens. This class covers seasonally appropriate work such as pruning and working soil, as well as planting and seed sowing.

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every year, the CGC hosts an event to thank all of our dedicated volunteers. This year, we’ll be hosting a brunch on Saturday, February 24th from 10am-12pm.








Young Professionals’ “Drink & Learn”: Native Plants @ Taft's Ale House
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For our second “Drink & Learn” talk, we’ll have Greg, the CGC horticulturist, discuss native plants. We’ll be meeting again in the Library room at Taft’s Ale House in OTR.

Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening
Wednesday, March 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Instructors: Dave Koester, Boone 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.

Lawn Mower Spring Tune Up @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Robert Cox, CGC Volunteer & Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

There’s no better time than early spring to prepare your lawn mower for the growing season. In this class you will learn how to tune up your mower, ensuring it starts up immediately and performs to the best of its ability. Walk away with a check list to perform a DIY tune up at home.


Soil Health @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Soil Health
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: TBD
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
This class will provide an introduction to basic soil science and discuss the importance of conserving and cultivating a biologically active soil to grow healthy fruits, vegetables and perennials. The seasonal cycle of soil as well as composting, green manure and cover crops will be reviewed as part of a strategy to build fertile soil. Soil testing kits will be available. The cost of the soil test for Hamilton County residents is $5 per test, for gardeners living outside of Hamilton County the fee is $12 per test. To register click here.

The Sacred Energy of Food @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Trinidad Mac-Auliffe, Owner/Chef of Raw Intervention Kitchen
Cost: $50 per person, must register by March 15th to reserve your spot

This class will demystify the raw food diet, teaching the principles of raw food preparation and methodology. Learn about life force food and the sacred energy that our natural food sources provide in the form of medicine, sustainability, and healing of mind, body, and spirit. You’ll learn how to prevent diseases by understanding acid and alkaline ratios, micro and macro nutrients, and nutritional density and value. Hands-on demonstrations will show you how to sprout, blend, juice, dehydrate, marinate, and ferment food. You won’t be left with an empty stomach, as you’ll be served a satisfying and healthy meal of sprouted quinoa pizza, market salad with basil dressing, and raw cacao truffles. To register click here.

Gardening Healthy Traditions: Perspectives on Nutrition & Food Preparaton @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gardening Healthy Traditions: Perspectives on Nutrition & Food Preparation
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Lauren Lancaster
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
The class will provide an overview about the nutritional benefits of eating a healthy diet including fresh whole foods, fruits and vegetables. The topics of growing, cooking, preserving, and eating healthy food will also be covered.  To register click here.

Young Professionals’ Trip to Thomas More Biology Field Station @ Thomas More Biology Field Station
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, March 24th, we’ll head to the Thomas More Biology Field Station in Campbell, KY to learn more about the Ohio River ecosystem and surrounding watershed. Hope you can join!



Insects and Diseases of Edible Plants @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Sue Trusty, University of Cincinnati, Horticulture Professor
Cost: Free (UC course, the public is invited to audit at no charge)

Learn about the major pests and diseases plaguing our vegetable and fruit plants, and what to do about them. Emphasis is on environmentally friendly methods and Integrated Pest Management. To register call 513-221-0981.