Yoga in the Garden @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 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.

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.

Growing in Small Spaces @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Growing in Small Spaces
Tuesday, March 26th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Juliann B. Gardner, owner of One Small Garden
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Want to grow some of your own greens? Learn how to grow a little, using less in a short amount of time. Join us and learn how to grow a little bit of your own food, in limited spaces with limited resources. Juliann B. Gardner, an avid grower, foodie and owner of One Small Garden, will share general principles and techniques to grow your own edibles (herbs, greens and even tomatoes) nearly year round. Seeding, seasons, soils, and sun will all be discussed. Complimentary “food safe” compost and row markers will be shared.  To register, click here.

Seed Starting and Thriving Garden Practices @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seed Starting and Thriving Garden Practices

Wednesday, March 27th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Greg Potter, Community Gardens Coordinator, Civic Garden Center
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
Seed Starting: Learn the process of starting plants from seeds, indoors and out. Thriving Garden Practices: Learn about crop rotation, beneficial insects, weeding, mulching and more. To register, click here.

Perennials for Pollinator Diversity @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Perennials for Pollinator Diversity

Thursday, March 28th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Have you ever wondered who the “pollinators” everyone is talking about are? While the European Honeybee or certain butterflies are the well-known pollinators, there are a number of insects and animals that fulfill this important role. This presentation takes a close look at the pollinating animals that are native to this region and some of the flowers that they have evolved with and attract them. Some of the topics covered will include: What exactly is pollination and what is involved?, Pollination Syndromes, Host plant vs Food plant, Perennial Flower Forms and Diversities for enhancing pollinator habitat, and of course a nice introduction to of some of our local pollinators and native flora. To register, click here.

Friday Garden Workday @ Concord Street Community Garden
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a workday in our Concord Street Community Garden in Walnut Hills! We’ll be preparing the garden for spring. Make sure to:

-Wear long pants & sleeves, and sturdy shoes

-Bring water

-Bring gloves if you have them, but we provide some if not

-Bring your own tools if you prefer, but we’ll also have plenty for you to work with

There is always plenty of street parking near the garden. Let us know if you have any questions!

Spring Ephemerals 3/30 @ Civic Garden Center
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Ephemerals

Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)
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 provided 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, and cultivation in your woodland garden. This class is offered in partnership with Communiversity; class will be held a the Civic Garden Center.To register, click here.

Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Spring Walk & Talk @ Buttercup Valley in Parker Woods, Northside.
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Spring Walk & Talk

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6-8pm
Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

Join a professional Horticulturist on a 1.5 hour hike and lecture in which he offers insight on local tree and plant ecology. You’ll gain specific I.D. tips for the native trees encountered on the hike, as well as an overview of their soil/topography/hydrology preferences within their niche. The hike & lecture will be held at Buttercup Valley in Parker Woods, Northside. To register, click here.

Rain Gardens @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rain Gardens

Thursday, April 4th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Kate Cook, Coordinator for Events and Outreach and Carriage House Farm, Certified Master Rain Gardener
Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

In this class, attendees will learn about the basics of Rain Gardening and Rain Garden design. Emphasis will be on site observation, soil type identification and an overview of associated native botany. Discussion will include design tools and techniques, including Rain Catchment Systems (e.g. rain barrels) and their uses.To register, click here.

Orchid Society Meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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