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Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

Weather: Sunny; High 50, Low 37     Over the past few weeks, I’ve been visiting school gardens working with students and teachers to put their gardens to bed for winter. Often overlooked, it is actually an important part of …

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Getting Summer Camps in Gardens!

What a wonderful summer we are having! The Youth Education team here at the Civic Garden Center is joyfully running summer gardening programs throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Our Summer Sprouts Camp take place on Monday at the Civic Garden …

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Spring Sprouts!

Weather: Mostly cloudy; High 64°F/ Low 44°F Spring creates growing conditions that are ideal for many plants, not just those we planted with our students. Here is a guide to help you and your students identify the sprouts of crops …

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Spring Planting!

Weather: Mostly cloudy; High 64°F/ Low 44°F Spring is officially here! The warmer temperatures and frequent rain showers are creating great conditions for the plants in our school gardens. Now is the time to make sure you have all your …

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Seed Mats: A Guide for Spring Planting

Weather: Mostly cloudy; High 47°F/ Low 35°F Spring is a busy time of year in both the garden and the classroom! In order to make spring planting with your students a little more accessible, manageable and enjoyable for everyone; we’d …

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Extending the Season with Low Tunnels

Weather: Cloudy with scattered snow flurries; High 30°F, Low 21°F With conversation, observation, and experimentation we continue to develop our understanding of the low tunnel on raised garden beds in southwest Ohio. Our initial thoughts were to harvest our fall crops …

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Adding a Low Tunnel

Weather: Cloudy with scattered showers; High 66°F, Low 44°F Guess what? We are going to try winter gardening! This will be a new adventure for us and we are excited to embark on this experiment with you. We have installed …

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Cooking with Students Workshop

Weather: Cloudy; High 65°F/ Low 48°F Last Thursday, October 20th, was the Cooking with Students Workshop presented by Jamie Stoneham, FarmChef Owner. The presentation was focused on leading students in preparing, cooking, and eating food harvested from their school garden. …

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Fall Planting Progress

Weather: Blue sky; High 91°F/ Low 73°F 10 days after we planted our fall seeds and we had a few sprouts, but not as many as we would have liked. The majority of the Radish seeds sprouted and grew the …

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Fall Planting!

Weather: High 83°F/ Low 57 °F, blue sky Materials: Civic Garden Center Seed Package and fall planting guide, flour (optional), seed tape, plant ID sticks/tags access to water, and a compass. Hooray, you’re ready to plant! On your fall planting …

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