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Compost Kids Field Trips

Kindergarten to grade 6
Students learn why we compost, how we use compost in our gardens, identify decomposers, and taste delicious herbs grown in fertile soil. Bus costs may be covered by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Check our Compost Kids page for more information.

Contact: Ellie Falk,

Green Learning Station Field Trips

Grades 7-12
The Green Learning Station at the Civic Garden Center is home to a hands-on field trip for students to learn about green solutions to common urban environmental issues. Trained guides lead small groups of students through the site, facilitating discussion and engaging students in group-problem solving and scientific inquiry at four stations:

• Don’t Throw the Nutrients Out with the Trash (composting)
• Growing Food in the City (vegetable garden)
• Urban Water Cycles (green roofs)
• Leaky Pavement (pervious pavement)

Back in school, your students choose a topic of focus: stormwater, food systems or waste. The follow-up curriculum engages students in project based learning to improve the school’s sustainability. Students conduct research, develop a plan, advocate and take action, while building critical STEM skills.

Group size: up to 40 students with 4 chaperones.
Cost: FREE, even the bus!
Scheduling: Wednesdays & Thursdays March-May and September-October. For more information visit our field trip page.
Contact: Kylie Johnson,

Garden Lessons

Grades PreK-12

We offer classes for all students of all ages and programs for summer camps. Lessons are aligned with Ohio Revised Science Standards. Visit our garden lessons page for more information.

Contact: Ellie Falk,

School Gardens

Make the Civic Garden Center your partner for a successful school garden! Attend a workshop, schedule a consultation and get going with ideas and resources from experts in the region. Visit our school gardens page for more information.

Contact: Ellie Falk,

Professional Development

To support educators in their pursuit of gardening with students we offer classes designed for every level of experience. CEU’s are available upon request for all programs.

• We offer a wide range of classes that will help you build your gardening and composting skills, from Seed Starting to Garden Planning to Master Composter. Look for classes we think you’ll like in our online class listing.
• Our School Garden Workshop Series provides opportunities for educators to share what they are doing with their classes in the garden while learning new strategies for implementing garden education. Visit our teacher workshop page for more information. Sign up for our education email list to learn about workshops and to receive our School Garden Calendar.

Not sure which program is right for you?

Contact Ellie Falk at 513-221-0981 x 35 or to discuss your interests and needs.