Calendar

Jun
19
Tue
Worm Bin Workshop @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Worm Bin Workshop

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Jenny Lohmann, Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers) Class ONLY

Worm bins are a great way to compost food and vegetable scraps year round! At this workshop you will learn how to set up your own DIY indoor composter, turn your food scraps into valuable fertilizer, harvest vermicompost, and separate worms for future use. If you’d like to purchase and assemble a bin of your own, we have a limited supply of red wiggler worms available for $20. Purchase these while registering. Available while supplies last only. To register, click here.

Jun
21
Thu
School Garden Development Training @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

Thursday, June 21, 9 am-3:30 pm

Instructor: Ellie Falk, 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!  To register call 513-221-0981.

 

Jun
22
Fri
Friday Volunteer Days @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning on March 23rd, we’ll have volunteer work days every Friday from 9am-11:30am. These will be led by our CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, and will be educational as well as helpful to us! No experience necessary. Just come wearing clothes that you can get dirty, and bring water.

Jun
23
Sat
Community Garden Workday @ Cincinnati Bible Way Church in Madisonville
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a community garden workday at one of the Madisonville gardens, Cincinnati Bible Way. No experience necessary! Just make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring water.

Jun
27
Wed
The Art of Food Preservation – Jams, Jellies, and Preserves @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
Wednesday, June 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Registration required by 6/25.
Instructors: Lisa Craig, Hamilton Butler County Agent, Central State Extension & Carol Pelfrey, Home Food Preservationist

What’s the difference between jams, jellies, and preserves? We will discuss methods for making these sweet treats and demonstrate how to make strawberry freezer jam, hot pepper jelly, and peach preserves.  You will take home a jar of our freshly made goodies.

Jun
29
Fri
Friday Volunteer Days @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning on March 23rd, we’ll have volunteer work days every Friday from 9am-11:30am. These will be led by our CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, and will be educational as well as helpful to us! No experience necessary. Just come wearing clothes that you can get dirty, and bring water.

Jun
30
Sat
Growing Oyster Mushrooms in your Home @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Growing Oyster Mushrooms in your Home

Saturday, June 30, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Wes Duren, Co-owner of Marvin’s Organic Gardens
Cost: $30 or $50 for 2-part series (spring and fall)
This hands-on course will demystify the process of growing oyster mushrooms. In this class, you’ll learn about Wine Cap and Oyster mushrooms – their benefits, how to grow, and more. Participants will each get a culture ready production to yield yummy mushrooms at home. *Please bring a 1 x 1 cardboard box to get your system started. To register, click here.

Jul
6
Fri
Friday Volunteer Days @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning on March 23rd, we’ll have volunteer work days every Friday from 9am-11:30am. These will be led by our CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, and will be educational as well as helpful to us! No experience necessary. Just come wearing clothes that you can get dirty, and bring water.

Jul
11
Wed
The Art of Food Preservation – Whole Milk and Its By-products @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Part 4: Whole Milk and Its By-products
Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Registration required by 7/9.
Instructors: Lisa Craig, Hamilton Butler County Agent, Central State Extension & Carol Pelfrey, Home Food Preservationist

Join us for information about making cheese, buttermilk, and ice cream. We will demonstrate how to make your own cottage cheese, and you will get to sample this delicious product.  Finally, learn by doing with a hands-on, “make your own butter” session.  This class will be both informative and fun.

Jul
13
Fri
Friday Volunteer Days @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning on March 23rd, we’ll have volunteer work days every Friday from 9am-11:30am. These will be led by our CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, and will be educational as well as helpful to us! No experience necessary. Just come wearing clothes that you can get dirty, and bring water.