Upcoming Classes

We host 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.

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November Classes (Click an Image for More Information)

**Beginning June 1st, we will return to a blend of in-person and online Zoom classes. Masks will be required for any person who is not vaccinated and attending an indoor class. We are excited to begin the process of returning to indoor classes in a manner that ensures the safety of all class participants and presenters.**

Forest Management: Site Analysis & Planning

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 13th, 6-7pm
Instructor:  Dave Gressley Director of Horticulture at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Cost: $10
Format: Online Zoom Class
Location: Please look for your Zoom link in the confirmation email.


The key to any successful restoration project is having a well thought out plan to guide the process. This presentation will be focused on analyzing and designing woodland, savannah, and meadow landscapes. Refined principles take a critical look at the site analysis stage of the design to gather clues about the soil and plant community that will best match the property to complete the renovation.


Houseplant Care: Cacti & Succulents

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19th, 6-7pm
Instructor: Brian Grubb, CGC Horticulturist
Cost: $15
Format: In-Person
Location: Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Cacti and succulents are enjoyable and easy to grow houseplants. This class will cover all the basic cultural steps needed to grow these plants successfully at home. Learn about propagation, potting, light, and soil requirements for cacti and succulents.


Gardening for Climate Change

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27th, 6:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Bradley Gardener
Cost: $15
Format: In-Person
Location: Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Gardening done well can significantly benefit the environment and can help fight against climate change. Whether you are just beginning or are an expert gardener, this class will demonstrate a number of ways that gardening can help you reduce your carbon footprint. With your garden, you can join us in our important fight against climate change.


Fall Favorites from the Mediterranean 

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3rd, 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Kate Zaidan,  2nd Generation owner of Dean’s Mediterranean Imports in Findlay Market.
Cost: $30
Format: In-Person
Location: Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

*Limited to 12 Participants 

Fall flavors abound in this class that uses the principles of the Mediterranean Diet to cook a delicious, healthy meal. We’ll stuff grape leaves and talk about how to forage, make a delicious lemon lentil and chard soup, dig into a classic winter squash recipe by famed Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi that is perfect for Thanksgiving, and of course, finish with our famous baklava. We’ll taste olive oil and spices, and feast on nuts and cheeses from the Eastern Mediterranean.



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