Professional development seminars

The Green Learning Station hosts workshops to familiarize teachers with the GLS field trip and curriculum and the science and sustainability concepts at its heart. See below for the current schedule and please contact Ryan if you have ideas for future workshops. Educators attending our general public classes are free to bring Certificates of Completion for instructors to sign.

Green Learning Station Teacher Open Houses

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 4:00-5:00 pm 

Come explore the Green Learning Station and learn how your 7-12th grade students can participate in a fun, engaging, STEM field trip and curriculum. Learn details about how your class can apply for free bus transportation and support for implementing a follow up project. Register by emailing Ryan or calling 513-221-0981. CEUs are available.

Schoolyard Garden Development Training

Coming again in Fall 2013
The School Garden Development Training will focus on planning a successful and sustainable school garden project. What are the goals? Who needs to be involved in the discussion? What partnerships can be developed to support this effort? What resources do we have available to us in our school and our community to make this possible? Answering these questions early in the process makes the decision-making that follows so much easier because there is form to the vision. This gives the project power and momentum and encourages people to get involved. Teachers can earn CEU credits for their participation, but the course is also open to any parent, student or community member interested in starting or being involved with a school garden project. To learn more, email Madeline or call 513.221.0981.

School Garden Idea Exchange

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Civic Garden Center auditorium , 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

The Civic Garden Center is excited to announce our first School Garden Idea Exchange! We can’t wait for the fun and learning that’s bound to happen when we get a room full of educators together to share experiences and ideas for using gardens as a learning tool. The event will include a few brief presentations from teachers who have been using gardens in their curricula, time for exchanging ideas in small groups, discussion, lunch, and a format for exchanging resources. CEUs are available. We plan to use this experience as a pilot for more school garden gatherings to come, in which we will continue to share our experiences and build the School Garden Community. To help us better prepare for the event, please RSVP with Sam Dunlap at (or 221-0981, ext 35) by February 1st.

Build your Skills with CGC Classes, while earning CEUs

The CGC Education staff has hand picked a set of classes we think will help teachers working on school gardens build their skills and knowledge about gardening, composting and harvesting rainwater for the garden. Check out the list below for 2013 and be sure to ask for a CEU form when you attend. More details about each class and our online registration system can be accessed at Classes.

  • Plan a Vegetable Garden, March 14, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • How to Build a Rain Barrel, March 16, 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Fruit Tree Selection and Maintenance, March 23, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Fruits for an Edible Landscape, March 26, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Organic Vegetable Gardening, April 21, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Native Bees for Your Yard, April 27, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Rain Gardens, June 11, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Backyard Composting, June 15, 10:00 am-noon
  • How to Build a Rain Barrel, June 22, 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Garden Pest Problem Solving Panel, July 9, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Fall Vegetable Gardening, July 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Season Extenders: how to build and use, August 8, 10:00 am-noon
  • The Bird Friendly Landscape, August 22, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Saving Seeds, September 17, 6:00-8:00 pm