Calendar

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

Feb
4
Tue
Crop Planning: Develop a Schedule for Your Garden @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Crop Planning: Develop a Schedule for Your Garden @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

This class will help you get the most out of your garden all year long by thinking ahead and creating a schedule that makes sense for you and the plants you are growing. We will discuss how to maximize your yields by properly planning your spring, summer, and fall gardens. WE’ll explore seed starting schedules, transplanting schedules, and succession planting to maximize soil health and crop production. This class is great for beginning gardeners and expert gardeners alike!

Feb
10
Mon
Beekeeping 101: Beekeeping for Beginners @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beekeeping 101: Beekeeping for Beginners @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Looking for a new hobby in 2020? We’ve got you covered! Join members of the Southwest Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) to learn how to start and maintain your own hive of honey bees. This 3 part series will provide you with the basics needed to get a successful hive started such as what equipment is needed and where to obtain your bees. You will learn about bee biology, how to monitor their progress, and vital skills for working with the bees directly. The program will be taught by 3 members of SWOBA who have over 50 years of combined beekeeping experience. Join us for 3 nights of great beekeeping information.

Feb
13
Thu
Spring Ephemerals @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spring Ephemerals @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Springtime in the forests of Southwest Ohio greets us with brief and sudden flashes of flowers. These flowers are collectively known as “spring ephemerals” because of their short bloom time. Taking advantage of early spring light, before being shaded by the leafing out of the deciduous canopy, these small flowers carpet the forest floor with hues of white, yellow and blue. Additionally, many of these spring ephemerals provide an important early season food source for insects limbering up from a cold winter. This class will introduce the participant to some of these early bloomers and provide information on their life histories.

Feb
17
Mon
Beekeeping 101: Beekeeping for Beginners @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beekeeping 101: Beekeeping for Beginners @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Looking for a new hobby in 2020? We’ve got you covered! Join members of the Southwest Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) to learn how to start and maintain your own hive of honey bees. This 3 part series will provide you with the basics needed to get a successful hive started such as what equipment is needed and where to obtain your bees. You will learn about bee biology, how to monitor their progress, and vital skills for working with the bees directly. The program will be taught by 3 members of SWOBA who have over 50 years of combined beekeeping experience. Join us for 3 nights of great beekeeping information.

Feb
24
Mon
Beekeeping 101: Beekeeping for Beginners @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beekeeping 101: Beekeeping for Beginners @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Looking for a new hobby in 2020? We’ve got you covered! Join members of the Southwest Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) to learn how to start and maintain your own hive of honey bees. This 3 part series will provide you with the basics needed to get a successful hive started such as what equipment is needed and where to obtain your bees. You will learn about bee biology, how to monitor their progress, and vital skills for working with the bees directly. The program will be taught by 3 members of SWOBA who have over 50 years of combined beekeeping experience. Join us for 3 nights of great beekeeping information.

Feb
27
Thu
How to Cook the Best Diet for You @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How to Cook the Best Diet for You @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

**REGISTRATION CLOSED, CLASS FULL**

Maybe you just got back from a sunny vacation and can’t get over how vibrant the people living in the area look. Maybe you’re looking for a way to jump start a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your reasons for looking into the Mediterranean diet, it’s an excellent choice.

Join Kate Zaidan, second generation proprietor at Dean’s Mediterranean Imports at Findlay Market, for a hands-on exploration of the basics of Mediterranean Cooking for food that is healthy, delicious, fast and affordable. The ethos of the Mediterranean Diet is simple: start with super fresh, high quality, whole ingredients. Use them to make simple, nourishing dishes. And perhaps most importantly, eat them slowly, with friends (and a glass of wine never hurts!).

Mar
4
Wed
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Calling all beginner gardeners! Join Sarah Stolz to learn the basics of garden management including how to plant, maintain and harvest your garden. Topics will include timing the vegetable garden, seasonal considerations, variety selection, companion planting, and implementing BMP’s into your garden. She will also cover common pests and diseases.

**This class is offered as part of our “Essentials of Vegetable Gardening Series,” click here to see details and pricing**

Mar
5
Thu
Trees & the Human Connection to Nature @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Trees & the Human Connection to Nature @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Join CGC Horticulturalist Greg Torres for a deep dive into the world of trees and how they influence the human connection to nature. This class will look closely at the crucial role trees play across different environments, the ample resources created by healthy trees, and the way in which people can benefit from coexisting with trees. This class will also give information on what the Civic Garden Center is doing to restore local forests and how you can get involved.

Mar
11
Wed
The Importance of Soil Health @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Importance of Soil Health @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

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 plants. 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 within a Hamilton County Stormwater District jurisdiction is $5 per test, Limit 2 test kits. For gardeners living outside of a Hamilton County SW Jurisdiction or outside Hamilton County, the fee is $12 per test.

**This class is offered as part of our “Essentials of Vegetable Gardening Series,” click here to see details and pricing**

Mar
18
Wed
Gardening Healthy Traditions: Perspectives on Nutrition & Food Preparation @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gardening Healthy Traditions: Perspectives on Nutrition & Food Preparation @ Civic Garden Center | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Put your garden to use! Join Lisa Andrews for an overview about nutrition and eating a healthy diet including whole foods, fruits and vegetables. Additional topics covered include: growing, cooking, preserving, and eating healthy food.

**This class is offered as part of our “Essentials of Vegetable Gardening Series,” click here to see details and pricing**