Calendar

Below are all of our upcoming classes, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Oct
1
Tue
Hike on the Grounds @ Civic Garden Center
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Hike on the Grounds

Tuesday, October 1st, 6-7:30pm

Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist

Cost: $15 (free for volunteers)

Want to learn more about the history of “Sooty Acres,” and the flora and fauna that continue to thrive here? Join CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, on an educational hike through the Hauck Botanic Gardens.

Oct
2
Wed
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
5
Sat
Community Garden Workday @ West End Community Garden
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a morning of working out in our West End Community Garden! Make sure to bring water and dress for the weather. Bring gloves & your own tools if you have some, but we have plenty of extras if not!

Oct
15
Tue
Proper Pruning @ Civic Garden Center
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Proper Pruning

Tuesday, October 15th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Dave Gressley, Director of Horticulture, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Proper pruning of trees; young and older along with shrubs and fruiting trees.  Planning with proper siting of plants to avoid unnecessary pruning due to lack of space or dieback will also be presented.

Oct
17
Thu
YP Walk & Talk @ Buttercup Valley
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our next YP Walk & Talk! Greg Torres, CGC’s horticulturist, will lead us on a walk through the woods to learn about the history of the woods and the current health of the plants and animals living there. Located in Northside, Buttercup Valley is an important urban ecosystem that demonstrates what a healthy forest can look like with a little love and care.

Oct
26
Sat
Coffee and Climate Change @ Civic Garden Center
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee and Climate Change

Saturday, October 26th, 10am-12pm

Instructor: Braydon Booher, Educator for Deeper Roots Coffee

Cost: $30

This class covers how coffee grows, what makes great coffee, what its main issues are in the field are, and how climate change can potentially affect it. There is a lot of doomsday talk when it comes to coffee and climate change and this class is meant to dissect that information and prepare for the future of coffee. It’s not going anywhere.

Community Garden Workday @ West End Community Garden
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a morning of working out in our West End Community Garden! Make sure to bring water and dress for the weather. Bring gloves & your own tools if you have some, but we have plenty of extras if not!

Oct
29
Tue
Treeforestation Class: Invasive Plants & Native Replacements @ Civic Garden Center
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Treeforestation: Invasive Plants & Native Replacements

Tuesday, October 29th, 6-7:30pm

Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist

Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Want to learn more about our Treeforestation project and the importance of preserving our native ecosystems? Join CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, for this class all about invasive removal and native replacements. We kicked off a new project at the CGC last year: Treeforestation. Many of Cincinnati’s green spaces are overrun with invasive plants. As more and more ash trees come down, thinning our tree canopy, there is increasingly more room for invasive species (Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Garlic Mustard) to expand and exclude our native plants and animals. We started this reforestation project to save and protect Cincinnati’s green spaces. We’ve been having monthly workdays at tour first Treeforestation site, Walnut Woods, clearing it of invasive plants, paving a trail through it, with first planting of native plants scheduled for October 26th.

Nov
2
Sat
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
9
Sat
Tinctures @ Civic Garden Center
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tinctures

Saturday, November 9th, 10am-12pm

Instructor: Carisa Hund-Bunten

Cost: $20

In this hands on tincture workshop participants will hone their nature harnessing skills while making and taking their own tincture. Learn about what defines a true tincture as well as the differences between an essence, extract, infusion, and glyceride. The approach of the instruction is based on folk methods and casual empowerment. After this D.I.Y. you will know how to stock an herbal apothecary of your very own.