To read descriptions or register, visit our website or call 513.221.0981. All classes are $10, free for volunteers, unless otherwise noted.
Food Preservation Methods: Freezing, Drying, Pickling and Fermenting
Tuesday, August 7, 6 - 8 pm
Rawsome!: Introduction to Raw Food
Thursday, August 9, 6 - 8pm
Monday, August 13, 6 - 8 pm
10 Things you should know about North American Pawpaws
Wed, August 15, 6 - 8 pm
Growing Great Roses in Cincinnati, Session 3
Sat, August 18, 10-11:30 am
Edible Front Yards
Monday, August 20, 6 - 8 pm
Swale, Swale, the Gang's all here
Saturday, August 25, 9am-1pm with potluck lunch to follow
Location: Homeadow Song Farm, 5038 Gray Rd, 45232
To get the details or to register for our events, check out our website.
Queen City Art Club
August 23, 6 - 8 pm
exhibit open July 30-Aug 27
While perusing the beautiful art inspired by our grounds, enjoy a glass of wine (available for sale) and light bites.
Green Learning Station Tours
Mark your calendars to spend the first day of fall at the CGC's fall festival with an urban twist. We'll have mini-classes, family activities, tours, refreshments and great plants and bulbs for sale.
August 11 and 25
September 8 and 22, Free
11 am Growing Food
1 pm Slowing Stormwater
Ultimate Educator Expo
Saturday, September 22,
10 am - 3pm
|Rent This Space
The Civic Garden Center's facilities can be rented for everything from business meetings to weddings. For information on rates and logistics, contact Terry, or see photos here.
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Class Bonanza this Month
August is packed full of exciting, hands-on classes
Whether you are interested in cooking or seeds, swale building or edible landscapes, there is a class for you at the CGC this month. Check out the sidebar or our website
for a complete list of classes.
Back to School
CGC Educators teaching students across the region
As teachers and students gear up to go back to school in a couple of weeks, our CGC educators are getting ready for fall programming at schools and gardens across the region. If you work in a school or know someone who does, check out the great resources available through the Civic Garden Center:
Compost Kids field trip for pre-school - 6th grade, see the Compost Kids Application for more info.
School Visits with composting and gardening lessons for pre-school - 6th grade, contact Madeline,
Green Learning Station field trips for grades 7-12, hands-on, problem-solving STEM experiences around urban environmental issues, contact Ryan,
Sam, our School Gardens Coordinator is on the ground at three schools, bringing hundreds of kids into the garden for hands-on learning every week.
Tour with Technology
Green Learning Station unveils new virtual tour features
Starting this month, visitors to the Green Learning Station and Civic Garden Center will be able to tour the grounds with a virtual tour guide. QR codes (those weird looking black and white squares) located on our educational and plant ID signs can be scanned with handheld devices to access video and audio files that bring the site to life with interactive prompts and fascinating information.
Don't have a smart phone or tablet?
- Starting in September we will have tablets available to borrow for visitors wanting to utilize the new technology.
- Use the real-world educational signage to learn about the demonstrations and plants on our grounds.
- Attend one of our biweekly tours at 11 am and 1 pm on 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6 or 10/20.
Hoffman Library News
Bargain Books in CGC Corner Store
The best of the books donated to the Hoffman Library are now available for sale in the Corner Store. Books are offered for their condition, popularity, quality and/or historical value.
Staff Picks from the Hoffman Library
MADELINE DORGER, Youth Education Coordinator
The Odd Hopper Opera: A bug's Garden of Verses by Kurt Cyrus, PS 3553.Y49 B83 2001
The illustrations are beautifully buggy - slimy and elegant. The narrative of insect movement through the garden mimics bug noises in rhythm and sound. Different cadences drop down and up like instruments fading in and out of a symphony. The book is a delight to the ear as well as the eye and will tickle the fancy of anyone who loves insects.