Calendar

May
25
Sat
Gifts from the Beehive @ Civic Garden Center
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gifts from the Beehive

Saturday, May 25th, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Carisa Hund-Bunten
Cost: $20
Gifts from the Hive Apothecary Kit- Using gifts from the hive such as honey, beeswax, and other natural treasures participants will make and take their very own hive inspired apothecary kit. Following an introductory level factoid session about beeswax and honey participants will make and take a pure beeswax candle, a botanically infused honey, and a healing beeswax gardener’s salve. This is a great way to celebrate the almighty bee, enjoy the Civic Garden Center’s observation hive and maybe even learn a new fact, trick of the trade or recipe! To register, click here.

May
27
Mon
Yoga in the Garden Series @ Civic Garden Center
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We are resuming our Yoga in the Garden series in partnership with Melting Yoga this month. Join us, and our wonderful instructor Nicole, for a restorative yoga class the last Monday of each month. Just be sure to bring your yoga mat, and a donation if you wish (not necessary).

Class Structure:
Soft, gradual hatha yoga style sequencing – linking the breath with movement. Focused upon restorative flow and gentle yogic practices. Including varied meditation/relaxation exercises.

Intention:
Becoming aware of and easing the mind through gentle movement. Nurturing ourselves to become of better service to others. Developing compassion for self and others, supporting the power of community and philanthropy, and embracing the beauty of nature that surrounds us.

Donation-Based Giveback Opportunity:
Melting Yoga is partnering with the CGC to offer the series by donation (suggested $5 and/or 5 non-perishable foods or goods; or contribute what you are able). Please feel free to choose one or BOTH options!
Cash donations will support our local Civic Garden Center and non-perishable goods will support the current food desert existing in our neighboring community of Walnut Hills. We encourage non-perishable foods (including baby foods) but also personal-care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine care and other toiletries.

Jun
2
Sun
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
11
Tue
Orchid Society Meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Beginners meet from 6:00 – 7:00pm with the regular meeting commencing at 7:00pm.

Jun
13
Thu
Worm Bin Workshop @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Worm Bin Workshop

Thursday, June 13th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Jenny Lohmann, Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers, children free with paying adult)

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. Worms must be ordered ahead of time. If you plan to make and take a worm bin, your order needs to be made no later than May 13th. To register, click here.

Jun
17
Mon
Rain Barrel Workshop @ Rhinegeist Brewery
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rain Barrel Workshop

Monday, June 17th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Kate Cook, Carriage House Farm
Cost:

  1. Cost Option 1:  $65 (includes 1 barrel)
  2. Cost Option 2:  $80 (attendee can bring 1 person with them, includes 1 barrel)

Location: Rhinegeist Brewery (1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

Interested in rainwater harvesting? Join the Civic Garden Center & Carriage House Farm for our first collaborative Rain Barrel Workshop at Rhinegeist this Earth Day! Using 55-gallon, heavy duty, recycled food grade drums donated by Rhinegeist, participants will learn how to make their own rain barrel to take home with them, all supplies provided. These barrels are approximately 24 inches wide and 36 inches tall, so participants should make sure to bring a vehicle that can transport the barrel home. Pre-registration is required. $65 for both the class & barrel (& supplies). Space is limited, register early! To register, click here.

Jun
19
Wed
Year of Living Sustainably Series: Resilience – Heat @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Year of Living Sustainably Series:Transportation

Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8 pm
Instructor: Liz Congleton, City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability
Cost: Free. Registrations required, call 513-221-0981.

Summer vacation has you day-dreaming about where you want to go, and we’re here to help you figure out how you to get there. In June we’ll be exploring green options for getting around, whether you’re planning a stay-cation or headed for an exotic destination. This conversation is part of an on-going 12 month series as part of the ‘Year of Living Sustainably’ campaign. Join us every month for discussion, tips, and resources on how to green your lifestyle. All are welcome!

Jun
24
Mon
Yoga in the Garden Series @ Civic Garden Center
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We are resuming our Yoga in the Garden series in partnership with Melting Yoga this month. Join us, and our wonderful instructor Nicole, for a restorative yoga class the last Monday of each month. Just be sure to bring your yoga mat, and a donation if you wish (not necessary).

Class Structure:
Soft, gradual hatha yoga style sequencing – linking the breath with movement. Focused upon restorative flow and gentle yogic practices. Including varied meditation/relaxation exercises.

Intention:
Becoming aware of and easing the mind through gentle movement. Nurturing ourselves to become of better service to others. Developing compassion for self and others, supporting the power of community and philanthropy, and embracing the beauty of nature that surrounds us.

Donation-Based Giveback Opportunity:
Melting Yoga is partnering with the CGC to offer the series by donation (suggested $5 and/or 5 non-perishable foods or goods; or contribute what you are able). Please feel free to choose one or BOTH options!
Cash donations will support our local Civic Garden Center and non-perishable goods will support the current food desert existing in our neighboring community of Walnut Hills. We encourage non-perishable foods (including baby foods) but also personal-care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine care and other toiletries.

Jul
2
Tue
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
6
Sat
Creative Mindfulness @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring into Creativity

Saturday, May 18th, 10am-12pm 
Instructor: Amy Tuttle, Imago
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Spring is here and we’re busy, busy with garden planning and outdoor adventures! Join us for a lovely creative and reflective workshop in the gardens. We’ll enjoy a little self-care at a Saturday. To register, click here.