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Aug
20
Mon
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

August 20 – October 10, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Designed to meet international best practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green workforces, and establishing a career path for skilled GI workers. This program meets every Monday and Wednesday for 11 classes. After successful completion of this 35 hour training, the NGICP exam will be administered in Cincinnati in November 2018 to residents that complete the training.  For more information, please visit this website and brochure.  To register click here.

Aug
22
Wed
Master Composter Series @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Prerequisite: Successful passage of pre-test (knowledge available during one of Civic Garden Center’s Basic Composting classes or Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District class)
Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 9 am-3:30 pm
Cost: $40 per participant
Class size is limited. Registration is required.

Calling all garden gurus and environmental enthusiasts! Ready to get down and dirty? Enroll in our intensive Master Composter Training. You’ll learn the details of soil science, a variety of composting methods, and how to share your knowledge with our local community. 10 hours of classroom instruction will be complemented by 10 hours of field study, exposing participants to the vast wealth of composting resources in our area. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of 30 volunteer hours working in community gardens and education programs. Don’t miss your chance to join this unique opportunity. Spaces are limited and interested participants must submit proof of basic composting knowledge via a pre-test before they are considered for enrollment. To register click here.

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

August 20 – October 10, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Designed to meet international best practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green workforces, and establishing a career path for skilled GI workers. This program meets every Monday and Wednesday for 11 classes. After successful completion of this 35 hour training, the NGICP exam will be administered in Cincinnati in November 2018 to residents that complete the training.  For more information, please visit this website and brochure.  To register click here.

Aug
24
Fri
Friday Volunteer Days @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning on March 23rd, we’ll have volunteer work days every Friday from 9am-11:30am. These will be led by our CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, and will be educational as well as helpful to us! No experience necessary. Just come wearing clothes that you can get dirty, and bring water.

Aug
27
Mon
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

August 20 – October 10, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Designed to meet international best practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green workforces, and establishing a career path for skilled GI workers. This program meets every Monday and Wednesday for 11 classes. After successful completion of this 35 hour training, the NGICP exam will be administered in Cincinnati in November 2018 to residents that complete the training.  For more information, please visit this website and brochure.  To register click here.

Yoga in the Garden @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our Yoga in the Garden! We will be offering classes the last Monday of every month. Through this partnership with Melting Yoga and Vitality Cincinnati, Erin Crowley will instruct us through soft, gradual hatha yoga style sequencing – linking the breath with movement. Classes will be 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.

See below for details on how the food and goods will be distributed to…

Food Bots!

Walnut Hills is experiencing a food desert that has been restricting locals from a grocery since the local Kroger closed. Melting Yoga delivers the goods to mini food banks for humans in need around Cincinnati. The “Food Bots” are made from recycled newspaper dispensers by People’s Pantry Cincinnati.

Aug
28
Tue
Young Professional Drink & Learn @ Taft's Ale House
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know it has been 80 years since laws governing the personal care products industry have been updated? There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today, and most of them have not been tested for safety. For our August “Drink & learn” talk, Kylie Johnson, CGC Green Learning Station Coordinator & health advocate, will give you the low down on product safety reform and share simple tips and resources for healthier, toxin-free living.

Young Professional Drink & Learn @ Taft's Ale House
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know it has been 80 years since laws governing the personal care products industry have been updated? There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today, and most of them have not been tested for safety. For our August “Drink & learn” talk, Kylie Johnson, CGC Green Learning Station Coordinator & health advocate, will give you the low down on product safety reform and share simple tips and resources for healthier, toxin-free living.

We’ll be meeting again in the library room at Taft’s Ale House in OTR. Hope you can join us!

Aug
29
Wed
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

August 20 – October 10, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Designed to meet international best practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green workforces, and establishing a career path for skilled GI workers. This program meets every Monday and Wednesday for 11 classes. After successful completion of this 35 hour training, the NGICP exam will be administered in Cincinnati in November 2018 to residents that complete the training.  For more information, please visit this website and brochure.  To register click here.

Aug
31
Fri
Friday Volunteer Days @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning on March 23rd, we’ll have volunteer work days every Friday from 9am-11:30am. These will be led by our CGC horticulturist, Greg Torres, and will be educational as well as helpful to us! No experience necessary. Just come wearing clothes that you can get dirty, and bring water.