Calendar

Jul
17
Wed
HUB Garden Cooking Class @ OTR People's Garden
Jul 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

These classes are held in one of our HUB Community Gardens, designed to help you get the most from your garden and the seasonal produce it yields. They are free and open to anyone interested. Please join us in one or all of the gardens! Keep checking back for Environmental Education Workshops coming to these gardens later this summer.  Dates, places and times are listed below.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

Jul
20
Sat
Treeforestation Workday @ Walnut Woods
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sign up to volunteer for our next Treeforestation workday!

Many of Cincinnati’s green spaces are overrun with invasive plants. As more and more ash trees come down, thinning our tree canopy, there is increasingly more room for invasive species (Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Garlic Mustard) to take over and exclude our native plants and animals. Therefore, rather than having our Christmas Tree Sale, we are kicking off this reforestation project to save and protect Cincinnati’s green spaces. We will begin by having a series of invasive removal workdays this fall and next spring. We will then begin planting native trees in the fall of 2019.

The first space we’re focusing on is Walnut Woods, a 10-acre property adjacent to Walnut Hills High School. We will be restoring it in collaboration with Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Parks, UC, the Evanston Community and more. This will be an ongoing project, and we could use your help!

Date: July 20th, 9am-12pm 

Location: Walnut Woods, located adjacent to Walnut Hills High School (3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207)

Parking: Park on Sulsar Street, and you’ll see the group gathered in front of the woods. The organizer, Susan, will have you sign in there. She’ll also have water & some snacks! 

Jul
24
Wed
HUB Garden Gardening Class @ Amberley Green Community Garden
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

These classes are held in one of our HUB Community Gardens, designed to help you get the most from your garden and the seasonal produce it yields. They are free and open to anyone interested. Please join us in one or all of the gardens! Keep checking back for Environmental Education Workshops coming to these gardens later this summer.  Dates, places and times are listed below.

Demonstrating the right way to water as the temperatures increase and decreasing the likelihood of stressing your crops in the peak of the season.

Jul
25
Thu
YP Walk & Talk @ Buttercup Valley
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our next YP event, an educational Walk & Talk at Buttercup Valley on Thursday, July 25th, from 6-8pm, led by our horticulturist, Greg Torres. We’ll meet at the end of Stanford Drive in Northside, at the entrance to the trail. After the hike, we’ll walk over to The Comet (4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223) for a drink. Hope to see you there! All our welcome, even if this is your first time hearing of the Civic Garden Center (CGC).

Jul
31
Wed
Yoga in the Garden Series @ Civic Garden Center
Jul 31 @ 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.

Aug
1
Thu
Master Composter Series @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Master Composter Series

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: $45 per participant
Class size is limited to 30 attenddees . 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.

Aug
2
Fri
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society meeting @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug
7
Wed
HUB Garden Gardening Class @ Amberley Green Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

These classes are held in one of our HUB Community Gardens, designed to help you get the most from your garden and the seasonal produce it yields. They are free and open to anyone interested. Please join us in one or all of the gardens! Keep checking back for Environmental Education Workshops coming to these gardens later this summer.  Dates, places and times are listed below.

 

Planning for your fall garden.

Aug
8
Thu
Master Composter Series @ Civic Garden Center
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Master Composter Series

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: $45 per participant
Class size is limited to 30 attenddees . 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.

Aug
10
Sat
Community Garden Workday @ S Cumminsville Community Garden
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a morning of working out in our S Cumminsville Community Garden! Make sure to dress for the weather and bring water, sun screen, and bug spray if you need it!