Calendar

Jan
28
Mon
Yoga in the Garden @ Civic Garden Center
Jan 28 @ 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 Erin Crowley, 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.

Feb
2
Sat
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
4
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

3-part series: Mondays, February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructors: Randy Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden; Phil Hucke, Certified Arborist, Ray Babcock, President- Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association –SWOBA *Together over 55 years of beekeeping experience!
Cost: $50 for series (must register for entire series)
The amazing honey bee is an agriculturally-important pollinator threatened by many human activities. Beekeeping, the art and science of managing honey bees, is a fascinating hobby, fun backyard business and extensive agro-industry. This introductory course is intended to encourage and support interested non-beekeepers. Novice beekeepers are also welcome! Experienced members of the Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) will help you become a successful beekeeper. Sign up now to learn about and experience the joy of beekeeping! This program will answer your questions about: Getting started, use of and ordering equipment, costs, where to place your bees, how to get your bees, protective clothing, etc.  To register click here.

Feb
5
Tue
Crop Planning @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crop Planning

Tuesday, February 5th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Joshua Jones, Turner Farm
Cost: Free
In this lecture we will cover how to plan for the most productive garden possible. We will be discussing Zone 6a (Greater Cincinnati Area) Seeding Calendars, Crop Planning and Rotation, as well as Succession Planting to maximize your crop production in the home garden arena. This class will include a lecture followed by a Q&A.  To register, call 513-221-0981.

Feb
7
Thu
Mediterranean Cooking Made Easy @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, February 7th, 6-8:30pm
Instructor: Kate Zaidan, Mediterranean Imports at Findlay Market
Cost: $39 
Learn 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 and use them to make simple, nourishing dishes. And perhaps most importantly, eat them slowly, with friends (and a glass of wine never hurts!). Class includes generous food samples and wine.  This class is offered in partnership with Communiversity.  To register click here.

Feb
9
Sat
Birds and Bugs Flying Puppets @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, February 9th, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Lizzy DuQuette, multi-media artist, illustrator, and teaching artist, & Production Designer for Queen City Opera
Cost: Donation-based, pay what you can. Registrations required; call 513-221-0981 to reserve your spot.
Using everyday objects, make a movable creature puppet to take home. Learn simple puppetry and how we can create movement together. Great for both adults and children!

Feb
11
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

3-part series: Mondays, February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructors: Randy Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden; Phil Hucke, Certified Arborist, Ray Babcock, President- Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association –SWOBA *Together over 55 years of beekeeping experience!
Cost: $50 for series (must register for entire series)
The amazing honey bee is an agriculturally-important pollinator threatened by many human activities. Beekeeping, the art and science of managing honey bees, is a fascinating hobby, fun backyard business and extensive agro-industry. This introductory course is intended to encourage and support interested non-beekeepers. Novice beekeepers are also welcome! Experienced members of the Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) will help you become a successful beekeeper. Sign up now to learn about and experience the joy of beekeeping! This program will answer your questions about: Getting started, use of and ordering equipment, costs, where to place your bees, how to get your bees, protective clothing, etc.  To register click here.

Feb
12
Tue
Orchid Society Meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Feb
18
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

3-part series: Mondays, February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructors: Randy Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden; Phil Hucke, Certified Arborist, Ray Babcock, President- Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association –SWOBA *Together over 55 years of beekeeping experience!
Cost: $50 for series (must register for entire series)
The amazing honey bee is an agriculturally-important pollinator threatened by many human activities. Beekeeping, the art and science of managing honey bees, is a fascinating hobby, fun backyard business and extensive agro-industry. This introductory course is intended to encourage and support interested non-beekeepers. Novice beekeepers are also welcome! Experienced members of the Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) will help you become a successful beekeeper. Sign up now to learn about and experience the joy of beekeeping! This program will answer your questions about: Getting started, use of and ordering equipment, costs, where to place your bees, how to get your bees, protective clothing, etc.  To register click here.

Feb
25
Mon
Yoga in the Garden @ Civic Garden Center
Feb 25 @ 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 Erin Crowley, 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.