The Best Part of Growing Food? Eating it!

Pick up new kitchen skills and recipe ideas at the Civic Garden Center’s summer food classes 

August is a time of bounty in the garden (and farmers’ markets)… so what are you going to do with all those fruits and veggies?! The Civic Garden Center wants to help you complete the process of farm to fork by providing healthy, easy and safe ways for you to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables now and throughout the winter. Check out our upcoming food preparation classes that will have you preserving food, eating raw, cooking outdoors and more.

Preserving the Harvest: Water Bath Canning
Wednesday, July 31, 6:00-8:00 pm
Do you want to preserve fruit, jams, jellies, tomatoes, or salsa? Come find out how to can safely and efficiently. With water bath canning you can preserve your garden harvest to enjoy delicious, high quality products all year.

Preserving the Harvest: Freezing, Drying, Pickling and Fermenting
Wednesday, August 14, 6:00-8:00 pm
Discover even more ways to make your harvest last longer by fermenting and drying your vegetables. Sauerkraut is just one way to preserve cabbage, but you can also make a delicious Kimchi. Tomatoes, fruits, squash and others can be dried for a taste of garden freshness through the winter.

Cooking the Garden’s Bountyvegetable harvest
Saturday, August 17, 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: Eco Garden, 1720 Main St, Cincinnati, OH (just north of Liberty in Over the Rhine)
What better place to learn how to cook scrumptious food than where it is grown. Come to the Eco Garden, harvest the bounty, and cook up a meal with us.

The Joy of Heirloom Tomatoes
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a tomato taste test in the height of the season to sample a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes. Pick up ideas for which varieties to grow next year and how to use them in your kitchen. Learn the art of tomato seed saving so you can pass on your own heirloom seeds.

Rawsome: Preparing and Eating Raw Foods
Thursday, August 29, 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $20 ($10 for CGC volunteers)
We will introduce what raw food is and simple ways to include more living foods in your diet. Create and enjoy some delicious raw foods in the class and take home supplies to help you incorporate raw foods into your diet.

All classes, unless otherwise stated, are held at the Civic Garden Center (2715 Reading Rd 45206) and are $10 (free for volunteers and community gardeners). All class proceeds support our mission of building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. You can register by calling 513.221.0981 or online.

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