Upcoming Classes

We host virtual classes and trainings year-round on the topics of gardening, horticulture, sustainability & more! Classes are taught by a combination of Civic Garden Center staff, regional experts, and local partners to provide our community with important education that is accessible to everyone.

 

April Classes (Click an Image for More Information)

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May Classes (Click an Image for More Information)

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*All upcoming classes will be taking place virtually until further notice, we are not holding any in-person classes! See below for descriptions for upcoming classes.*


Descriptions for Upcoming Classes


Native Plant Series – Pest Management: Using Plant Diversity & Pollinators

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 20th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Dr. Joe Boggs, Assistant Professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University & Commercial Horticulture Educator
Cost: $10 or $35 for the series, free for volunteers (volunteers must call to register)
Format: Webinar

Protecting plant pollinators is commonly viewed as only an insecticide use issue.  However, how does the abundance of flowering plants including trees translate into a decreased number of plant pests?  How do pollinators themselves play a critical role in the reduced the need for insecticides?  This presentation reveals the multi-layered connections between pollen, nectar, and a parade of unsung insect heroes that keep pests in check.



Victory Gardens Cooking Series – Baby Greens: Early Spring Produce

class on early spring produceDate/Time: Wednesday, April 21st, 6-7pm
Instructor: Lisa Andrews, Owner of Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost: Free
Format: Webinar

This class will cover cooking with early spring produce.


This class is part of our Victory Gardens Education Series, click here to learn more!


Rain Barrels at Rhinegeist

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Date/Time: Thursday, April 22nd, 6-7:30pm
Instructor: Kate Cook, Certified Master Rain Gardener
Cost Option 1: $65, includes 1 barrel and entry for 1 participant
Cost Option 2: $80, includes 1 barrel and entry for 2 participants
Location: 1910 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Format: In-Person

Interested in rainwater harvesting?  Join us on Earth Day for our next collaborative Rain Barrel Workshop at Rhinegeist!  Using 55-gallon, heavy duty, recycled food grade drums donated by Rhinegeist, Kate Cook will walk you through step by step how to build your own rain barrel and how best to use it around your home.  Payment for this class includes all necessary materials.  The 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 with you after the class.

Masks must be worn while moving throughout the brewery.  Social  distancing guidelines will be observed.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so register early! Register using the form below or click here:

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Native Plant Series – Eco-Restoration: Disguised as Landscape Design

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 27th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Dave Gressley, Director of Horticulture at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Cost: $10 or $35 for the series, free for volunteers (volunteers must call to register)
Format: Webinar

This presentation will be focused on designing woodland, savannah and meadow landscapes within residential settings. We will take a critical look at the site analysis stage of the design process to gather clues about the soil and plant community that will best match the property to complete the renovation.



Cicada Craze: They’re on their way! Are you ready?

class on cicadasDate/Time: Tuesday, May 4th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Dr. Gene Kritsky, Dean of the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University
Cost: $10, free for volunteers (volunteers must call to register)
Format: Webinar

This year is the 17 year cycle of cicadas in Ohio, are you ready? Join the cicada expert, Dr. Gene Kritsky as he teaches you everyhting you need to know about cicadas. This program will explore what to expect with the return of Brood X, how Brood X’s emergences have contributed to our understanding of cicada biology, their interaction with plants, and how you can help map out the emergence.



Victory Gardening Series – Weed & Pest Management: The Basics

class on weed and pest management

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 5th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Joshua Jones, Director of Greenhouse Operations at Waterfields
Cost: Free
Format: Webinar

A stitch in time saves nine, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure., pick your saying they hold true when working to minimize weeds and pests. Join us for part one of a two-part class to minimize these pesky issues in your garden. Don’t wait your six legged garden visitors aren’t!


This class is part of our Victory Gardens Education Series, click here to learn more!

Victory Gardens Cooking Series – The Anatomy of Salads

cooking class on saladsDate/Time: Wednesday, April 21st, 6-7pm
Instructor: Lisa Andrews, Owner of Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost: Free
Format: Webinar

This class will cover everything you need to know to make the perfect salad.


This class is part of our Victory Gardens Education Series, click here to learn more!


Victory Gardening Series – Weed & Pest Management: A Deeper Dive

class on weed and pest management

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Joshua Jones, Director of Greenhouse Operations at Waterfields
Cost: Free
Format: Webinar

Thanks for stopping back to this second part. A bit of knowledge and effort in May will turn into more crops and less problems in August. More tomatoes? Who doesn’t want that?


This class is part of our Victory Gardens Education Series, click here to learn more!

All classes in our Victory Gardens Education Series are recorded, check out our YouTube page for replays and more educational videos.