Green Umbrella members can submit events for the calendar to greennews@greenumbrella.org. Please provide all relevant details and a link to your organization's listing of the event at least three weeks prior to the event date. We feature a selection of member events in Green News You Can Use, which is published every other Wednesday. 

Our calendar is color coded by Action Team sustainability areas. Look for events in the follow areas:

Energy Food  Greenspace Outdoors Transportation Waste Reduction Watershed

Plus a couple of other categories we thought would be helpful: Professional Maker

Upcoming events

    • February 14, 2018
    • November 13, 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

    The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

    We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

    Full Council Meetings are an opportunity to network, learn about being an effective food system advocate, and be involved in strategically prioritizing the regional good food policy agenda. 

    1/09 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    3/13 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    5/08 2:30-4:30 ANNUAL MEETING; party to follow *** The annual meeting will be at La Terza Coffee in Lockland (611 Shepherd Dr #17) - NOT AT GREEN UMBRELLA ***

    7/10 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    9/11 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    11/13 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    Objectives:

    • Create a forum that brings together stakeholders from all segments of the food system to generate new relationships and share best practices.
    • Initiate research and recommend policies that increase food security in communities as well as social and economic opportunities for food producers, distributors, and consumers throughout the region.
    • Advocate for food security through a regional food system development agenda at the city, county and regional levels.
    • Serve as a resource to the community to assist in local food system development programs and projects related to health and nutrition, land use, food waste recovery, community food assessment and local purchasing.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      • January 03, 2019
      • December 05, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45227

      Organization: Green Umbrella 

      Get involved with the team that works toward increasing our production and consumption of foods grown locally! Meetings are the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.


      • January 04, 2019
      • December 06, 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      The Watershed team brings together representatives from non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities working to improve water quality and watershed management in our region.

      The meetings are the first Friday of every month, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Mark your calendars!


      • January 17, 2019
      • December 19, 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 3 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Please join us for our regular Transportation Action Team meeting! 

      This team meets monthly on the third Thursday of every month.


      • January 18, 2019
      • December 20, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      The Waste Reduction team brings together recycling directors, solid waste management coordinators, corporate sustainability managers, waste haulers, educators and advocates to develop strategies to dramatically reduce waste by promoting reuse, recycling and reduction.

      The Waste Reduction Action Team meets monthly on the third Friday of each month, 12:00 - 1:30 pm.


      • January 22, 2019
      • December 17, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      Organization: Green Umbrella

      The Greenspace Action Team will meet monthly in 2019 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

      Please note: January's meeting has been rescheduled to January 22nd.

      * As of January 2019 the Greenspace Action Team meetings will be held at the Green Umbrella office conference room located at 5030 Oaklawn Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45227

      • February 07, 2019
      • December 05, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • REI - Rookwood Commons 2643 Edmondson Rd Cincinnati , OH 45209

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month, 8:30 - 10:00 am.


      • February 11, 2019
      • October 07, 2019
      • 5 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

      There are four working groups:

      The "Land Use and Production" and "Planning, Assessment and Zoning" groups meet together on the following Mondays from 1:00-2:30 pm2/11, 4/8, 6/10, 8/12, 10/7

      Current projects include:

      • Urban Ag Zoning 

        • The director and members of the council have been advising an inter-departmental committee on proposed changes. A draft proposal should be available for review in Fall 2018 and the Council is arranging community outreach to educate neighborhoods on the potential ordinance

      • Food Waste Reduction
        • Susan Jorgensen has been hired as the Share Table Ambassador in our region to promote share tables to schools and create community and regulator connections as needed for their successful implementation.  

        • We are partnering with Hamilton Co Recycling and Solid Waste District to establish a Smart Kitchens program where we help offset the cost of adopting a waste tracking and reduction software such as LeanPath. Save the Food Fellows are helping to recruit kitchens and coordinate implementation of the technologies and food recovery apps. 


      • February 12, 2019
      • October 08, 2019
      • 4 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

      There are four working groups:

      The "Healthy Food Access" group meets on the following Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm2/12, 4/9, 6/11, 8/13, 10/8

      Current projects include:

      • Advocating for healthcare providers to invest in healthy food access
        • Providing input to the CHNA process and proposals on how hospitals can invest in healthy food access points in our region. 
        • Strategizing how to get health insurance companies promoting healthy food access programming by the hospitals through reimbursements or mandates to the hospitals. 
      • Healthy food access at farmers markets. 
        • Supporting a state-wide effort to secure funding for nutrition incentive programs.  


      • February 13, 2019
      • December 11, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Join stakeholders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors to advance the team's 2020 goals to double the local production of renewable energy AND reduce the total energy consumption in the built environment by 15%.

      The team meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10:30 am, which includes time for networking.


      • February 13, 2019
      • October 09, 2019
      • 5 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

      There are four working groups:

        The "Distribution and Procurement" group meets on the following Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm2/13, 4/10, 6/12, 8/14, 10/9

        Current projects include:

        • Good Food Purchasing Program
          • The Cincinnati Public Schools have undergone an evaluation of their supply chain. 
        • Farm to School
          • In partnership with LFAT members, we are applying for a farm to school planning grant to develop F2S action plans for interested schools in our region. 
        • February 21, 2019
        • December 19, 2019
        • 10 sessions
        • St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

        Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The Cincinnati chapter meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Please enter at the rear of the building, door on the right.

        For more information email cincinnati@citizensclimatelobby.org or visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/OH_Cincinnati/.

        • February 25, 2019
        • June 24, 2019
        • 5 sessions
        • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

        We are resuming our Yoga in the Garden series in partnership with Melting Yoga this month. Join us, and our wonderful instructor Erin Crowley, for a restorative yoga class the last Monday of each month. Just be sure to bring your yoga mat, and a donation if you wish (not necessary).

        Class Structure:
        Soft, gradual hatha yoga style sequencing - linking the breath with movement. Focused upon restorative flow and gentle yogic practices. Including varied meditation/relaxation exercises.

        Intention:
        Becoming aware of and easing the mind through gentle movement. Nurturing ourselves to become of better service to others. Developing compassion for self and others, supporting the power of community and philanthropy, and embracing the beauty of nature that surrounds us.

        Donation-Based Giveback Opportunity:
        Melting Yoga is partnering with the CGC to offer the series by donation (suggested $5 and/or 5 non-perishable foods or goods; or contribute what you are able). Please feel free to choose one or BOTH options!
        Cash donations will support our local Civic Garden Center and non-perishable goods will support the current food desert existing in our neighboring community of Walnut Hills. We encourage non-perishable foods (including baby foods) but also personal-care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine care and other toiletries.

        • March 01, 2019
        • December 06, 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • 310 Culvert Street, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: emersion Design

        emersion DESIGN is hosting a Healthy Buildings Educational Series to educate our region on the benefits of healthy indoor environments. Using the WELL standards as a guide, we will take a dive into both:

        • THE WHY: The science behind healthy design and operational choices
        • THE HOW: Practical ways to create a more healthy, holistic environment in the space you already have


        This series will be held at our office (310 Culvert Street, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202) on the first Friday of each month, starting on March 1st at 4pm. There is free parking next to our building available on a first come, first serve basis (map attached). Please see the attached schedule to view topics and dates.

        Each session is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP to Briana Tally at Briana.Talley@emersiondesign.com.




        • March 09, 2019
        • November 02, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

        Organization: Civic Garden Center

        What is the Intensive? 

        The Intensive is an all day learning experience and practice with Peter Block for people who want to deepen their understanding of engagement and the six conversations. This is for those who would like to co-lead the engagement series, and take a greater role in bringing the ideas of engagement into the community.

        Pre-work: If you are new to the A Small Group gatherings, we highly recommend that you attend a monthly gathering and/or read the 

        Civic Engagement booklet to begin the process of entering the space. 

        How much does it cost?

        The cost is $35 (includes lunch) and your time and commitment. Also, we ask that you bring a breakfast item, snack or beverage to share with the group.

        To reserve a seat or ask questions, call  email connect@asmallgroup.net or RSVP online.

        Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30AM. - The event begins at 9:00AM. 

        • March 15, 2019
        • November 04, 2019
        • 101 sessions
        • Various

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Meet friends and stay motivated to exercise in a safe and friendly environment.

        Great Parks' Walk Club is a free, flexible exercise program designed for adults ages 50 and up. The program features regularly scheduled, volunteer-led walks March 15-November 4, 2019. The 2019 season starts with a group Kick-Off on March 13 and wraps up with a 5K/Finale on November 6.

        About the Walks

        Members meet up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at these five locations:

        1. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
        2. Fernbank Park
        3. Miami Whitewater Forest
        4. Sharon Woods
        5. Winton Woods

        Stick to your favorite park or enjoy a new one each week. You choose where and how often you want to walk.

        A Great Parks' volunteer may be present at each location as a Walk Club host to help answer any questions you may have. Walks will take place rain or shine. In cases of severe weather (lightning, ice, etc.), Walk Club hosts will not be available, so please use your best judgment. 

        If you have any questions, call 513-521-7275 or email.

        Learn more and register for the walk club here!

        • March 16, 2019
        • May 28, 2019
        • 33 sessions
        • Everybody's Treehouse, 1212 Trail Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45223

        Organization: Cincinnati Parks

        Spring Schedule

        Join the Tour Guides for some fresh air! Every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am.

        Remember, all of our hikes begin at Everybody’s Treehouse, so come and take a hike with us!

        Trail Maps

        There’s a trail that matches every level of fitness. Below is a map of the trails at Mt. Airy Forest. We regularly take hikes for beginners, experienced hikers, and anyone in between! The Stone Steps is our most challenging trail, and a great cardio workout to add to your fitness schedule.

        Learn more about the Cincinnati Parks Hiking Club here!

        Make sure you complete this Liability Waiver before your first hike!

        • March 21, 2019
        • October 24, 2019
        • 31 sessions
        • Environmental Enterprises, Inc. 4600 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232

        Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

        Opening March 21, 2019.
        The program will be open on Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 21 through October 24, 2019 (closed on July 4). 

        Drop off your household hazardous waste for safe disposal or recycling: 

        Environmental Enterprises, Inc. 4600 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232 (MAPEnter directly across from Winton Road

        Guidelines • Hamilton County residents only (must show proof of residency). 
        • Businesses and non-profits are not permitted to participate. Materials from commercial establishments or brought in commercial vehicles will not be accepted.
        • Do not get out of your vehicle; staff will remove your items. 
        • Only drop-off during designated hours.
        • No cost to residents - this program is funded by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

        Acceptable Items:
        Pesticides/Fertilizers • Solvents/Thinners/Oil-Based Paints & Stains • Lawn/Pool Chemicals • Cleaners • Batteries • Fire Extinguishers • Propane Tanks • Mercury • Fluorescent Bulbs • Driveway Sealer • Gasoline/Motor Oil • Antifreeze • Thermostats • Tar • Oxygen/Helium Cylinders

        Unacceptable Items:
        Latex Paint • Radioactive Materials • Medical Waste • Explosives/Ammunition • Tires • Yard Trimmings • Garbage • Roofing Materials • Appliances • Computers/Electronics • Unmarked or Inoperable Cylinders • Fireworks/Gun Powder • Prescription Drugs

        Learn more about the drop-off and other waste disposal guidelines here!



        • March 21, 2019
        • May 30, 2019
        • 8 sessions
        • Various
        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County
        It’s turtles and snakes and frogs … oh my! Learn how nature survives and adapts in our ever-changing world during these free evening programs at Embshoff Woods and Fernbank Park this spring.
         
        Nature Night: Turtle Hurdles
        Thu 3/21, 6:30 p.m. at Embshoff Woods/Rivermount Shelter
        Thu 3/28, 6:30 p.m. at Fernbank Park/Tecumseh Shelter
        Step out of your shell and explore the fast-paced life of Ohio turtles. Meet some animal ambassadors and, from carapaces to tails, discover the unique adaptations that enable turtles to survive for up to 40 years or more.
         
        Nature Night: Slithering Snakes
        Thu 4/18, 6:30 p.m. at Embshoff Woods/Rivermount Shelter
        Thu 4/25, 6:30 p.m. at Fernbank Park/Tecumseh Shelter
        Slide and slither your way to discover the ins and outs of snakes. Meet some animal ambassadors and step into the wonderful world of these often misunderstood reptiles.
         
        Nature Night: Tree-mendous Trees
        Thu 5/9, 6:30 p.m. at Embshoff Woods/Rivermount Shelter
        Thu 5/16, 6:30 p.m. at Fernbank Park/Tecumseh Shelter
        From buds and blossoms to roots and bark, trees have a variety of secrets to share. Learn the basics of tree identification and explore the forest with new eyes as spring awakens these silent giants.
         
        Nature Night: Amazing Amphibians
        Thu 5/23, 6:30 p.m. at Embshoff Woods/Rivermount Shelter
        Thu 5/30, 6:30 p.m. at Fernbank Park/Tecumseh Shelter
        Discover the hidden world of frogs, toads and salamanders while meeting some live animals. Afterward, join us on an amphibian hike to find them hiding in plain sight.
         

        Embshoff Woods is located at 4050 Paul Rd, Cincinnati, OH and Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve is located at 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township, OH.

        • March 30, 2019
        • November 24, 2019
        • 69 sessions

        Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

        All material collected is composted!

        2019 Dates & Hours
        March 30 - November 24
        Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        All sites closed Easter Sunday, April 21

        Locations

        • East: Bzak Landscaping - 3295 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32), Anderson Township
          • Bzak Landscaping is also open during the week, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., in addition to the weekend hours. Closed Memorial Day, May 27, Independence Day, July 4, and Labor Day, September 2
        • West: Kuliga Park - 6717 Bridgetown Road, Green Township
        • North: Rumpke Landfill - Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, Colerain Township

        Guidelines

        • Brush and tree branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less and must be no larger than 12 inches in diameter.
        • Brush and tree branches must be bundled. Bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds.
        • Yard trimmings must be brought to locations in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred.
        • Containers and plastic bags will be returned.
        • Yard trimmings in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments cannot be accepted.
        • No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups.
        • No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted.
        • No bricks, stones, or soil accepted.
        • Illegal dumping prohibited.
        • All children must stay inside vehicles.
        • Hamilton County residents only.

        Learn more here!

        • April 07, 2019
        • August 04, 2019
        • 5 sessions
        • Imago, 700 Enright Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205

        Organization: Imago

        Join us for the simple practice of sit-spotting at Imago! We’ll enjoy solo time in the woods, observing the natural world and ourselves, followed by a group reflection. These meet-ups will last from 9am-10am on the first Sunday of each month.

        Learn more here!

        • April 08, 2019
        • December 09, 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • Working in Neighborhoods, 1814 Dreman Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

        Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

        Join us! Learn about upcoming community events, talk about any issues in your neighborhood you would like to see addressed and any goals you have for the community.

        South Cumminsville Community Council Meetings are every second Monday at 6:30 at Working in Neighborhoods, the old St. Pius Church at 1814 Dreman Ave.

        • April 09, 2019
        • November 12, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • Various

        Organization: REI

        Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing. You'll also learn how plan routes using a topographic map. This is a hands-on in-store class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Depending on weather and location, this class may include a portion held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

        See all the session options below:

        Tuesday, April 9
        6:30 - 8:30 PM

        Cincinnati REI

        Tuesday, November 12
        6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

        California Woods Nature Preserve

        • April 13, 2019
        • October 13, 2019
        • 8 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Test your angling skills in some of Great Parks’ most popular fishing tournaments! Opportunities are offered for adults and children, spring through fall.

        Bass Series Dates: 

        7 a.m.–1 p.m.

        April 13, Miami Whitewater Forest
        May 5, Winton Woods
        June 22, Miami Whitewater Forest
        July 14, Winton Woods
        August 3, Miami Whitewater Forest
        September 7, Winton Woods
        October 12, Bass Series Championship Miami Whitewater Forest (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)

        October 13, Bass Series Championship Winton Woods (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)

        Teams fish for a five-bass limit. Fish must measure at least 12 inches or more and will be weighed and then released alive. Awards are given to the top three teams at each event based on greatest weight. The top 20 anglers in the point standings will qualify for the Series Championship. The overall points leader will be crowned Angler of the Year. Registration is $70 and is required one hour before the tournament. Bass Series Championships are free.

        More information and registration for fishing tournaments at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/fishing-tournaments.

        • April 20, 2019
        • October 26, 2019
        • 7 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Test your angling skills in some of Great Parks’ most popular fishing tournaments! Opportunities are offered for adults and children, spring through fall.

        Rod-Busting Series Dates: 

        8 a.m.–2 p.m.

        April 20, Lake Isabella
        May 11, Lake Isabella
        June 8, Winton Woods
        July 6, Miami Whitewater Forest (6 p.m.–midnight)
        August 23, Lake Isabella (6 p.m.–midnight)
        September 14, Winton Woods

        October 26, Lake Isabella

        Two-person teams fish for a six-fish limit of catfish and carp. Teams earn points based on their place of finish, and the top two teams at each tournament will win prizes. A grand prize will be awarded to the series champions after the event on October 26. Registration is $40 per person and begins one hour before the tournament.

        More information and registration for fishing tournaments at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/fishing-tournaments.

        • April 22, 2019
        • February 17, 2020
        • 10 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Great Parks is celebrating the great outdoors with Free Entry Days! Guests can experience more than 17,600 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, trails, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and so much more, without the need for a motor vehicle permit.

        • April 22 - Earth Day
        • May 18 - Kids to Parks Day
        • June 1 - National Trails Day
        • July 17 - Great Parks’ Birthday
        • September 28/29 – Great Outdoors Weekend & National Public Lands Day
        • November 29 – Opt Outside
        • December 25 – Happy Holidays
        • January 1 (2020) – New Year’s Day
        • February 17 (2020) - Random Acts of Kindness Day


        • April 22, 2019
        • May 28, 2019
        • 5 sessions

        Organization: USGBC

        Join USGBC members at the breweries on these dates to network and drink some sustainable brews!

        Swine City Brewing - April 22nd
        4614 Industry Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

        Alexandria Brewing - May 1st
        7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001

        Fibonacci Brewing - May 8th

        1445 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Queen City Brewing - May 22nd

        11253 Williamson Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45241

        High Grain Brewing - May 28th

        6860 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

        About Sustainable Suds:

        USGBC Ohio's SW Regional Leadership Team is thrilled to announce Sustainable Suds - the sustainable brewing competition that raises awareness about sustainable brewing processes, and raises funds for USGBC's community service projects. The contest will run from Earth Day (April 22nd) to Memorial Day (May 27th), or while supplies last. The funds raised will benefit USGBC community service projects in SW Ohio, through our ADVANCE program (connects sustainable design leaders with non-profit organizations to provide sustainable design strategies that help lower building costs) and our Green Apple Day of Service program (works with students to unite communities and prepares the next generation of global leaders in sustainability). Both are worthwhile causes we hope you will support!

        Supporting USGBC Ohio is easy as 1-2-3!

        1. Go to a participating brewery. 
        2. Support these innovative brewers! Buy some "Sustainable Suds." Be sure to try them all!
        3. Vote for your favorite! bit.ly/SustainableSuds2019

        The following awards will be presented:

        1. Most Sustainable
        2. Top Fund Raiser
        3. Favorite Brew


        • May 03, 2019
        • August 02, 2019
        • 4 sessions
        • Winton Lake, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Join Great Parks’ Adventure Outpost team and Rivers Unlimited for this unique conservation project. While engaging in this on-lake cleanup, participants will develop their canoe skills and learn how to be a safe, conscientious paddler. All equipment provided. Participants must fit properly in provided life jackets. For ages 16 and up. (Free, space is limited, registration required.)

        Register here!


        • May 05, 2019
        • June 08, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • Imago, 700 Enright Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205

        Organization: Imago

        Join us every month for a fun workday on Imago’s nature preserve. You’ll join others to plant trees, work on trails, and beautify gardens.

        Learn more here!

        • May 11, 2019
        • September 28, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • 2210 N Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Dates: May 11, July 13 & September 28, 2019

        9:00am – 1:00pm
        2210 N Mason Montgomery Rd

        Adventure is blooming at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Bowyer Farm and Wetland! Join Zoo staff and Bowyer Farm master gardeners for an adventurous day filled with native plants, pollinators and wetland perusing! Learn about the land’s history and take a piece of it home from the Native Plant Sale.

        Bowyer Farm houses a 24-acre reclaimed wetland and an abundance of wildlife. The wetland serves as a home or stopover point for hundreds of birds, and the 15 new beehives are home to thousands of honeybees that help pollinate the entire ecosystem!

        See the farm, hike the wetland, and learn about the Zoo’s future plans for this thriving oasis. Then, begin an oasis of your own! The plant sale events are listed below:

        Native Plant Sale – Native plants, including ones found throughout the Bowyer Farm ecosystem, will be for sale. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted.

        Bowyer Farm is located at 2210 Mason-Montgomery Road, Lebanon, OH 45036. Please note that this is a working farm and ecosystem.

        http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/horticulture_events/

        • May 11, 2019
        • June 08, 2019
        • 4 sessions
        Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor 
        Come and volunteer with others. Learn about Invasive Plants and help clear our preserves of these invasive species. What’s our habitat restoration all about? It’s one of the most important things we do! If you’ve never done one of these before, we encourage you to join us, as it doesn’t require any special skills. No registration is necessary, just show up! For more information about our habitat restoration projects, click here and read 

        Habitat Restoration Frequently Asked Questions.

        Saturday, May 11, 9:30am to noon, habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods Preserve. Leaders: Gary 513.941.5414 and Tim 513.922.2104.

        Whitetail Woods - 5880 Hillside Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45233

        Saturday, May 18, 9:00am to noon, habitat restoration at Kirby Nature Preserve. Leaders: Matt 513.604.6728 and Jeff 513.451.1737.

        Kirby Nature Preserve - 2 E Main St, Cleves, OH 45002

        Saturday, May 25, 9:30am to noon, habitat restoration and other miscellaneous work at Buckeye Trace. Leaders: Tim 513.922.2104 Matt 513.604.6728, and John 513.304.2310.

        Buckeye Trace Preserve - 6446 Hillside Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45233

        Saturday, June 8, 9:30am to noon, habitat restoration at Shady Lane. Leaders: Ed 513.919.5186 and Matt513.604.6728.

        Shady Lane - 3005 Shady Lane, North Bend, OH 45052


        • May 16, 2019
        • June 05, 2019
        • 5 sessions

        Organization: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

        Solarize Cincy is back to help the Greater Cincinnati area save on solar installations. By leveraging the buying power of our region, the City of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance are able to bring solar to homeowners at a discount.  


        The time to act is now.  The federal tax credit that allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system decreases in 2019. 

        • Talk to local solar experts 
        • Meet residents who have installed solar and hear how it works for them
        • Get a free solar assessment for your home
        Click here for an on-line solar assessment of your roof.

        Visit www.solarizecincy.org for more information.

        See all available session date and locations below!

        Thursday, May 16
        6:30 - 7:30 PM
        Pleasant Ridge Branch Library

        6233 Montgomery Road

        Tuesday, May 28
        6:00 - 7:00 PM
        Colerain Township

        4200 Springdale Road

        Saturday, June 1
        2:00 - 3:00 PM
        High Grain Brewing

        6860 Plainfield Road

        Monday, June 3
        7:00 - 8:00 PM
        Symmes Township Public Library

        11850 Enyart Road, Loveland

        Wednesday, June 5
        7:00 - 8:00 PM
        Union Township Civic Center

        4350 Aicholtz Road

        • May 21, 2019
        • June 11, 2019
        • 4 sessions
        • Doe Run Lake, 1501 Bullock Pen Rd., Covington, KY 41017

        Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation

        Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R), Thaxton’s Canoe and the Northern Kentucky Bass Busters Club (NKBB) are once again offering a four-night series of Tuesday night bass fishing events at Doe Run Lake to let you feel like a pro! The fishing events will be May 21, May 28, June 4 and June 11. Enter one or all four nights.

        Pre-registration cost is $30 per canoe each week of the series. Call KCP&R to pre-register at 859-525-PLAY(7529). The maximum is 20 canoes (40 people). NKBB and Thaxton’s Canoe are providing the equipment for the event including two paddles and two personal floatation devices (PFD) per canoe. For safety, KCP&R recommends that you wear your PFD while on the water.

        Canoes will leave the shoreline together at 6 p.m. in one mad dash. Weigh-in at 8:30 PM sharp.

        Teams of two use one rod per person at a time. The team goal is to catch and register one live bass. Teams can catch either a Largemouth, Smallmouth or Kentucky Bass. No live bait or electronics may be used. Artificial plugs and realistic-looking lures may be used. Self-powered only, participants use paddles to get out and back (no trolling motors).

        A live well will be available, once a legal fish (minimum length of at least 15” bass) is caught. All fish presented become the property of KCP&R for immediate release following weigh-in. Prizes will be awarded to the person who catches the biggest bass (by weight) of the night, the person who caught the biggest bass of the four-night series and the team who caught the biggest stringer (by weight) of the series.

        Doe Run Lake is located at 1501 Bullock Pen Rd., Covington, KY 41017. Take the Covington/Independence (Exit 80) off I-275. Go south (away from Covington and under I-275) on KY 17 (Madison Pike) about 1 mile. Follow signs in the area of Pioneer Park. Meet in the parking area near the boat launch.

        • May 25, 2019
        • August 31, 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • Winton Woods Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Prepare to kayak on local rivers with our American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors. In this class, learn basic safety and paddling techniques in a river-specific kayak on flatwater. Be ready to get wet as we practice rescues. All equipment is provided. For ages 12 and up. $38/person, register 3 days in advance. 

        Learn more here!


        • May 27, 2019
        • September 02, 2019
        • 5 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        May 27, Lake Isabella (10 a.m.–noon)
        June 15, Woodland Mound (9 a.m.–11 a.m.)
        July 13, Winton Woods (9 a.m.–11 a.m.)
        August 17, Miami Whitewater Forest (9 a.m.–11 a.m.)

        September 2, Lake Isabella (9 a.m.–11 a.m.)

        Catch the mystery fish! Prizes are awarded in three age groups to each kid who weighs in a fish closest to the mystery weight. Every kid who catches a fish will receive a trophy. Any species can be weighed, and live bait is permitted. For ages 16 and under, accompanied by an adult. Registration is free. 

        More information and registration for fishing tournaments at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/fishing-tournaments.

        • May 28, 2019
        • May 29, 2019
        • 4 sessions
        • North College Hill Middle School, 1624 W Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45239

        Organization: Green Umbrella Watershed Action Team

        Green Umbrella’s Watershed Action Team is installing a rain garden at North College Hill Middle School! We need volunteers for 3 hour work shifts 5/28 – 5/30.

        • Tuesday 5/28 from 9:30 – 12:30 – Digging and moving dirt.
        • Tuesday 5/28 from 1:00 – 4:00 – Digging and moving dirt.
        • Wednesday 5/29 from 9:30 – 12:30 – Raking and planting.
        • Wednesday 5/29 from 1:00 – 4:00 – Raking and planting.

        If interested, report at the beginning of shift, and talk with John Mangan, Brian Wamsley, or David Rutter. Bring gloves. We will supply the hand tools.


        • May 28, 2019
        • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Glenwood Gardens, Garden View Room, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Cost: $7.50 

        Eccentric baking scientist seeks young, sous-chefs to aid in her attempts at raising bread. If interested, please register with Dr. Madeline C. Munsford as she delves into her best culinary adventure since sliced bread. Ages 6-10.

        Learn more here!

        • May 28, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • REI, 2643 Edmondson Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

        Organization: REI

        Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing. You'll also learn how plan routes using a topographic map. This is a hands-on in-store class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Depending on weather and location, this class may include a portion held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

        Member price: $30

        Non-member price: $50

        Learn more and register here!

        • May 28, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Streetside Brewery. 4003 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

        Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

        Join Streetside Brewery and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for a Tuesday Night Tidy! This cleanup is scavenger hunt style-with PRIZES!

        Learn more here!

        • May 29, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America, 10078 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241

        Organization: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

        On May 29th Hamilton County SWCD will be hosting a charrette style breakfast event to get public comment on the Districts next Long Range Plan (LRP). The LRP sets priorities to assist and guide the district’s program services over the next five years. It is a roadmap created by gathering input from citizens and landowners within Hamilton County.

        We are inviting you to come give your input in creating this five-year plan.

        8:30am to 9:00am - Breakfast and Introduction

        9:00am to 10:30am - Focus Group Style Discussion

        10:30am to 11:00am - Closing Remarks

        RSVP here!


        • May 29, 2019
        • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015

        Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation

        All you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. Learn simple definitions for big words such as biodiversity, endangered, conservation, preservation, adaptation, ecosystem, indigenous, extinction, specialization, and interdependence. Have you ever looked at the bottom of a stream?  Come explore the world beneath the water and meet the adorable, and sometimes miniscule, animals in our streams. Some have faces, some don’t. Some have six legs, some don’t. See just how important our streams are to the fun we have playing in and around them. Let’s play Creek Bottom Bingo!

        No cost. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

        Contact Name: Rhonda Ritzi

        Contact Phone: 859-525-7529


        • May 29, 2019
        • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Bircus Brewing Company, 322 Elm St, Ludlow, Kentucky 41016

        Organization: Adventure Crew

        Raise a glass to Adventure Crew at Bircus Brewing Company during happy hour on Wednesday, May 29. $1 from every pint sold this evening will go to support "Outdoors for All."

        Learn more and RSVP here!

        • May 29, 2019
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Since 1993, the Barrows Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.  For over 25 years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has presented its Wildlife Conservation Award to one of its Barrows Conservation Lecture Series speakers.

        The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows.

        TICKETS

        Members (Membership ID required): Single $15, Series $54

        Non-Zoo Members: Single $17, Series $62

        Learn more and buy tickets here

        2019 DATES & SPEAKERS

        • Wednesday, March 20th: Dominique Gonçalves, Ph.D. Candidate, Gorongosa: Park and People
        • Wednesday, April 17th: Dr. Anne Savage, Tamarins & Teamwork: What it takes to conserve the critically endangered cotton-top tamarin in Colombia
        • Tuesday, May 7th: Dr. Dino Martins, People, Plants, and Pollinators: Lessons from the front lines of biodiversity conservation
        • Wednesday, May 29th: Dr. Mike Fay, Never Give Up

        DR. MIKE FAY

        Never Give Up

        In addition to being one of the most effective wildlife conservationists of the last 50 years, Dr. Mike Fay is one of the toughest and bravest men alive. He is best known for his “Megatransect,” in which he walked the length of the Congo Basin (over 2,000 miles) in 2000-2001.

        Through that work, Dr. Fay was able to document the remarkable diversity of the Congo, resulting in the establishment of 16 national parks, 20 marine parks, and reserves throughout the Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and Gabon.

        • May 31, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • 2400 Concord St, Cincinnati, OH 45206

        Organization: Civic Garden Center

        Join Civic Garden Center for a volunteer workday at Concord Street Community Garden!

        For more information, contact Jenn Bakes.

        • June 01, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Kingfisher Shelter, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Volunteer to give our beloved Kingfisher Trail a new look! Honor National Trails Day by putting the finishing touches on a re-route that will eliminate erosion and create a sustainable trail for future hikers. Volunteers will work on the trail surface, take out old structures and remove invasive plants and litter. Ages 13 and up.

        Register here by 5/29!

        • June 01, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015

        Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation

        Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is presenting the Kids Fishing Derby for kids of all ages on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Middleton-Mills Park. It’s free! Even adults won’t need fishing licenses when they are helping their kids because it’s ‘Fish Free in Kentucky’ weekend! Start a family tradition. Don't worry if you have never fished before. KCP&R will have everything for you and your child to enjoy a great day of fishing including spincast rods and reels, hooks, bobbers, and bait.

        Enjoy lunch at the park. NKB Concessions will be open. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, snacks, soda, water and sports drinks are available.

        At all other times, it’s acceptable to keep a catch from either of the ponds in Middleton-Mills Park. During the Kids Fishing Derby, however, KCP&R will be introducing kids to good conservation habits and sportsmanship and will be practicing ‘catch and release’.

        There will also be prizes awarded for the ‘Big Fish of Each Species’ contest. KCP&R will need fishermen and fisherwomen to help youngsters who may need it. Come on out to Middleton-Mills Park, share your experience, and help teach kids the fun of fishing!

        KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

        For more information, please contact Rhonda Ritzi at Rhonda.Ritzi@KentonCounty.org.

        For news of upcoming programs, activities, and events to be held in Kenton County's parks, call the Parks & Recreation office at (859) 525-PLAY (7529), visit the website or follow Kenton County Parks & Recreation on Facebook



        • June 01, 2019
        • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

        Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

        FC Cincinnati is giving away 20,000 flowers to be planted in our city in celebration of establishing 20,000 season ticket holders! Join one of these community groups to get your hands dirty!

        COLERAIN
        Colerain Community Association
        Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
        Meeting Location: Toys R Us parking lot Colerain Ave & i-275
        Site Leader: Pam Isfort

        Contact site leader to join! pamisfort@gmail.com

        EAST END
        East End/ Pendleton Heritage Center
        Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
        Meeting Location: Pendleton Heritage Center 2760 Riverside Drive 45202
        Site Leader: Regina Moss

        Contact site leader to join! rmoss@zoomtown.com

        HARTWELL
        Hartwell Improvement Association
        Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
        Meeting Location: 8275 Vine St. 45216
        Site Leader: Lois Smith

        Contact site leader to join! loissmith417@gmail.com

        OTR
        Friends of Grant Park
        Time: 10:00pm-12:00pm
        Meeting Location:73 East McMicken Avenue Cincinnati Ohio 45202
        Site Leader: Steven Hampton

        Contact site leader to join! info@otrbrewerydistrict.org

        WALNUT HILLS
        Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation
        Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
        Meeting Location: 2400 Concord St. 45206
        Site Leader: Elizabeth Winters Waite

        Contact site leader to join! betty@walnuthillsrf.org

        WEST END
        St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center
        Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
        Meeting Location: 1125 Bank St. 45214
        Site Leader: Rachel Nartker

        Contact site leader to join! rnartker@svdpcincinnati.org

        Questions? Contact Emily@KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org!

        Learn more here!

        • June 01, 2019
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • South Avondale Elementary School 636 Prospect Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45229

        Organization: Tri-State Trails

        IT'S A BIKE PARTY IN AVONDALE!
        Join us in Avondale to celebrate the start of summer in the most summer way possible.. bikes! Think of it as a block party with a bicycle theme. Bring yourself and your bikes and we've got the FOOD, MUSIC, ACTIVITIES, and PRIZES for all ages. No bike? No problem. Bike needs a tune up? Bring it! Details below

        POP UP BIKE SHOP
        Get your bike in shape to ride this summer! Kids, teens, and adults are all welcome to bring their bike down for a FREE tune up. We'll have bike mechanics on staff from REI, MoBo Bicycle Co-op, UC Bike Kitchen, and Rockdale STEM club. Tune ups scheduled to availability of supplies and mechanics.

        BIKE GAMES & SKILLS COURSE
        How good are your riding skills? Test them in our skills course! Maneuver through a course of cones to the finish line. Check out unicycle riders from My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus!

        RIDE SAFE
        Helmet fittings by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from 1-2 PM. Grab a U-lock, bike light set, and tire patch kit from Tri-State Trails. Limited quantities available. Parents or guardians must be present for children to receive giveaway.

        NEW-TO-YOU BIKE KIDS BIKE RAFFLE
        We will have a limited number of refurbished kids bikes to raffle to kids who don't have a bike. The raffle will take place at 2 PM. Parents or guardians must be present for children to be entered in the raffle.

        RIDE THE CROWN
        See for yourself Tri-State Trails' plans to connect the Wasson Way trail to Avondale at the end of Blair Court. We'll be leading a short 1 mile bike rides at 3 PM for anyone who wants to see.

        BIKE BLENDER SMOOTHIES
        Make a fresh, healthy smoothie using the power of a bike!

        Free food, music, and fun for all who attend! RSVP on Facebook!

        • June 02, 2019
        • June 06, 2019
        • University of Cincinnati

        Organization: University of Cincinnati

        60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany
        The Future of Forests: Perspectives from Indigenous People,

        Traditional Practices, and Conversation

        A group of some 200 international educators will assemble to share scholarship around forest management on the University of Cincinnati’s Uptown campus on June 2 -6. The 60th annual conference of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) will center on the theme of “The Future of Forests: Perspectives from Indigenous People.”

        Members of the general public who are interested in volunteering may attend the plenary session and poster session talks without charge. To volunteer, contact Cory Perfetta at perfetcj@ucmail.uc.edu. To register for the conference or for more information, visit the Society for Economic Botany


        The SEB was founded in 1959 to encourage research on the uses of plants and the relationship between plants and people, and to make those results available to the scientific community and the general public.

        • June 03, 2019
        • June 14, 2019
        • 3 sessions

        Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful 

        FC Cincinnati is giving away 20,000 flowers to be planted in our city in celebration of establishing 20,000 season ticket holders! Join this cleanup to get your hands dirty in College Hill!

        Monday, June 3, 2019
        COLLEGE HILL
        Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
        Meeting Location: 5919 Hamilton Ave 45224 gravel lot, future home of Patrick Wolterman Memorial Park
        Site Leader: Tony Thompson

        Contact the site leader to join! tony.thompson@chcurc.com

        Wednesday, June 12, 2019
        SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP
        Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
        Meeting Location: Stephanie Hummer Park, 661 North Bend Road
        Site Leader: Kim Flamm

        Contact the site leader to join! kflamm@springfieldtwp.org

        Friday, June 14, 2019
        EVANSTON
        Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
        Meeting Location: 3204 Woodburn Ave. 45207
        Site Leader: Veta Uddin

        Contact the site leader to join! vetauddin@yahoo.com

        Questions? Contact Emily@KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org!

        • June 04, 2019
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

        Organization: Fairfield Parks & Recreation

        Travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, and their best friends - Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man in Madcap Puppets’ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Fairfield Community Arts Center (FCAC).

        This epic adventure is brought to life with breathtaking puppets in this enchanting, family-friendly classic.

        All tickets are $5. Call the FCAC Box Office at 513-867-5348 or click here.


        • June 04, 2019
        • August 27, 2019
        • 13 sessions
        • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Looking to try something new for your workout? Prefer something not as fast-paced? Take part in relaxing yoga classes as a part of your summer flow. All classes are taught by certified instructors from the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 

        $10 per class, payable at the door. Classes will be moved inside if there is inclement weather.

        A Fitness Series will also be offered Tuesday evenings, June through August.

        Learn more about both series here!

        Outdoor Fitness & Yoga Series

        • June 04, 2019
        • August 27, 2019
        • 13 sessions
        • Winton Woods, Harbor Amphitheater, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Looking to try something new for your workout? Head to Great Parks for free outdoor fitness classes to switch up your cardio routine. All classes are taught by certified instructors from the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 

        Free!

        A Yoga Series will also be offered Tuesday evenings, June through August.

        Learn more about both series here!

        Outdoor Fitness & Yoga Series

        • June 05, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Imago, 700 Enright Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205

        Organization: Imago

        Join us for an evening of plant-crafting where we will upcycle old books into a beautiful planter for your favorite little green friends. This vessel will bring even more life to your plants and will make great decor for your home or as a gift for friends. Materials and plants will be provided and you will be guided through the upcycling processes by Lynn Lorio (Crazy Plant Lady, LLC) and Adrian Hawk (local artist and art educator).

        Optional light meal at 6pm; Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

        Tickets are $25 a person and include all supplies and food.

        Register here!

        • June 07, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Lloyd Library and Museum, 917 Plum Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Lloyd Library and Museum

        World-renowned scholar Art Whistler of the University of Hawaii botany department and Lyon Arboretum will present a lecture on Polynesian herbal medicine at the Lloyd. Whistler is known for his work on the botany of the Pacific Islands. His Polynesian Herbal Medicine is considered an authoritative work in its field, and was partly informed by Curtis Gates Lloyd's field work in Samoa over 100 years ago.

        Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a light reception. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

        Registration required. Please register here!


        • June 07, 2019
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

        Organization: Nature Was Here

        Join us Friday evening to hear personal stories from some of those already affected by climate change, what the Green New Deal is and how you can get involved. Audience questions welcome.

        The Green New Deal is a proposed stimulus program that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. The Green New Deal combines Roosevelt's economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency, all while empowering working class people everywhere with a livable wage and a livable future.

        Doors open at 6:30 PM
        FREE

        • June 08, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        Organization: Little Miami River Kleeners & Watershed Action Team

        If the river is too high to paddle, we will still clean along the river by foot on June 8. We have several locations that require bank cleaning. Registration for Canoe sections and Walking locations will open in early May.

        Registration requiredRain date for canoe clean-up only is June 22. 

        Find more details as they're updated here!

        • June 08, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Landlocked Social House, 648 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati,OH 45206

        Organization: Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability & Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

        As part of the City Of Cincinnati Government's Year of Living Sustainably, please join us for our #TrashTagChallenge neighborhood cleanup! At 9am on the first Saturday of every month [second this time around], residents of East Walnut Hills, Evanston and Walnut Hills will gather in a meeting spot in one of these neighborhoods and, following the advice of community stakeholders, select an area to clean up.

        For this cleanup, we're meeting at Landlocked Social House in the Walnut Hills Business District.

        Learn more and RSVP here!

        • June 08, 2019
        • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
        • Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Rd., Independence, KY 41051

        Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation

        The Presenter will be Aaron Eiben, who will present a program on "A Tour of the Universe." Aaron is a Physicist at the University of Cincinnati and former staff Scientist at the Cincinnati Observatory. The "Tour" will be a computer generated tour of the major attractions in the universe followed by a question and answer period.

        The outdoor portion of the program (weather permitting) will begin immediately following the indoor program. Opportunity to see what’s visible in the sky through our telescopes following the presentation if the skies are clear.

        Volunteers from Friends of the Observatory Center and the Midwestern Astronomers will provide telescopes and expertise in the field, describe observations, answer questions, and help open our eyes to the wonder of the universe. Who knows what the night sky will reveal? We welcome you to bring your telescope and binoculars.

        Contact Name: Rhonda Ritzi

        Contact Phone: 859-525-7529

        • June 09, 2019
        • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Glenwood Gardens | Gatehouse, 10397 Springfield Pike Woodlawn, OH 45215

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        The Trillium Art & Music Fair features more than 30 local artists showcasing their talents with illustrations, photography, textiles, painting and more. Enjoy an afternoon of live local music, demonstrations, crafts, food and drink. Hot sandwiches, fresh salads, gourmet cookies, bottled water, soft drinks and other snack items will be available for purchase. This event is held rain or shine in picturesque Glenwood Gardens and is free and open to the public.

        Learn more here!

        • June 11, 2019
        • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        • 84.51˚, 100 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

        Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

        We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

        There are four working groups:

        The "Healthy Food Access" group meets on the following Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm2/12, 4/9, 6/11*, 8/13, 10/8.

        *NOTE: Please email Michaela at michael@greenumbrella.org if you plan to attend the meeting on 6/11.

        Current projects include:

        • Advocating for healthcare providers to invest in healthy food access
          • Providing input to the CHNA process and proposals on how hospitals can invest in healthy food access points in our region. 
          • Strategizing how to get health insurance companies promoting healthy food access programming by the hospitals through reimbursements or mandates to the hospitals. 
        • Healthy food access at farmers markets. 
          • Supporting a state-wide effort to secure funding for nutrition incentive programs.  
        • June 12, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Wayne Twp Trustees Bldg, 6050 N Clarksville Rd, Waynesville, OH 45068

        Organization: Friends of the Little Miami State Park

        The Board of Friends of the Little Miami State Park generally holds meetings monthly, with an Annual Meeting and Picnic in the spring. 

        Our meetings are open to the public, with an opportunity at the beginning of the meeting for questions and comments from guests. We also invite you to contact us any time about an issue you would like us to address.  

        Learn more here!



        • June 12, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

        Summer vacation might have you fantasizing about an island, but probably not an urban heat island. This June, work with OES to beat the heat and learn how to protect yourself from high temperatures. Many people don’t realize how dangerous a heatwave can be, but heat kills more people than all other natural disasters combined. With simple precautions, we can protect ourselves and our whole Cincinnati family. This conversation is part of an on-going 12 month series as part of the 'Year of Living Sustainably' campaign. Join us every month for discussion, tips, and resources on how to green your lifestyle. All are welcome!

        Instructor: Liz Congleton, City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability

        Cost: Free. Registrations required, call 513-221-0981.

        • June 13, 2019
        • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Taft Ale House, 1429 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Green Umbrella

        Kick off the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit with the Cincinnati 2030 District at Green Drinks sponsored by the NRDC-affiliated organization E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)! 

        Join us on June 13 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Taft Ale House to network with sustainability leaders in our region and learn more about the Cincinnati 2030 District. An initiative of Green Umbrella, the Cincinnati 2030 District is working to transform downtown Cincinnati through a collective commitment by building owners to reduce their energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions 50% by the year 2030! Guests will have the opportunity meet Catherine Olteanu, CEO of the national 2030 Districts Network. Free drink tickets are available for the first 50 participants. 

        Green Drinks is a monthly social event that provides a great opportunity to learn more about the work of Green Umbrella's Action Teams and Initiatives and to network with sustainability leaders in the Greater Cincinnati region.

        This event is free and open to anyone interested in sustainability. Become a member of Green Umbrella at Green Drinks and your first drink is on us!  


        • June 14, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
        • 223
        Register

        Early Bird Registration Ends May 13, 2019!

        In 2019, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability by focusing on opportunities in the new green economy. We will take a look at how businesses, institutions and communities are finding success by incorporating sustainable practices into their operations.

        Highlights for this year’s Summit:

        • A keynote address by Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and writer on business strategy and mega-trends. Winston advises many of the world’s leading companies on how to navigate and profit from solving humanity’s biggest challenges. He is the author of The Big Pivot and co-wrote the international bestseller Green to Gold.
        • A plenary session featuring regional winners of the Bloomberg Foundation American Cities Climate Challenge.
        • A lunchtime awards ceremony honoring regional organizations who have successfully incorporated sustainability into their operations
        • Breakout sessions where attendees can dive deeper into issues such as energy, transportation, innovations in water technology, institutional food purchasing, waste reduction, healthcare, cultivating emerging leaders, greening communities and green workforce development opportunities.

        Attend the Summit:

        Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience that seeks to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to join us on June 14, 2019 and be ready to deepen your understanding and expand your network.

        Registration Prices:

        Student

        • Early Bird: $15
        • After May 13th: $20

        Green Umbrella Members

        • Early Bird: $45
        • After May 13th: $55

        General Admission

        • Early Bird: $65
        • After May 13th: $75

        NEW Green Umbrella Members (includes 1 year individual membership)

        • Early Bird: $80
        • After May 13th: $90


        Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience of professionals who seek to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to join us on June 14.

        Learn more about opportunities for Sponsorships and Exhibitors.
        • June 14, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
        Register

        Complement your business' marketing program by increasing your visibility as an official Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit Sponsor. Numerous opportunities are available at different levels, including the opportunity to sponsor breakfast, lunch, afternoon reception or a breakout session. You will engage with a high level audience and gain recognition for your green initiatives and achievements.

        All sponsors will be featured on the website as well as in the Summit’s printed program booklet. Most sponsorships come with an exhibitor booth and a minimum of two tickets to the Summit. Take a look at the benefits below to find the right sponsor level for your business or organization.

        GREEN Sponsor: $10,000+

        • Top billing as Green Sponsor with logo alongside organizers on all materials
        • Opportunity to address audience for 3 minutes during welcome remarks
        • Logo and company name on front cover of program booklet alongside organizers
        • Logo, link and feature piece on homepage and Sponsor Page of website
        • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
        • Twelve (12) complimentary Summit passes for full table reservation
        • Opportunity to host table in prime location in Exhibitors' Hall

          Sustainability Sponsor: $5,000

          • Opportunity to exclusively sponsor a key program element: 1) Networking breakfast, 2) Lunchtime awards ceremony, 3) Plenary session or 4) SBE Awards reception
          • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 1) of program booklet and on any materials for key program element
          • Logo, link and feature piece on Sponsor Page (row 1) of website
          • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
          • Eight (8) complimentary Summit passes for full table reservation
          • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

          Conservation Sponsor: $2,500

          • Opportunity to sponsor one of 10+ breakout panel sessions (first choice)
          • Logo on Sponsor page (row 2) of program booklet and in materials for sponsored panel
          • Logo and link on Sponsor Page (row 2) of website
          • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
          • Six (6) complimentary Summit passes
          • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

          Life-Cycle Sponsor: $1,500

          • Opportunity to sponsor one of 10+ breakout panel sessions (second choice)
          • Logo on Sponsor page (row 3) of program booklet
          • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 3) of website
          • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
          • Four (4) complimentary Summit passes
          • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

          Stewardship Sponsor: $500

          • Logo on Sponsor page (row 4) of program booklet
          • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 4) of website
          • Two (2) complimentary Summit passes
          • Name recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
          • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall for additional $100 ($300 value)
          • June 14, 2019
          • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
          • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
          Register

          We consider the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit to be the premier sustainability conference in the Greater Cincinnati Region. If you’re looking to make business-to-business connections, this is the perfect opportunity to highlight the products and/or services your business offers. Build your brand, engage potential customers and improve relationships with current customers as an exhibitor in the Exhibitors’ Hall.

          Exhibitor: $300 for Green Umbrella Members, $350 for Non-Members

          • A central networking point for attendees, as it is located in the banquet hall

          • Includes one 8′ table, linen table cover skirt and two chairs

          • Electric connections are available for an additional $25 fee

          • One (1) complimentary Summit pass

          Exhibitors will have maximum exposure in the morning, during registration and breakfast, plus additional time between sessions and during lunch.

          For additional information please contact Rashida Manuel.

          To find out how to become a Green Umbrella member, visit our Membership page.

          • June 15, 2019
          • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

          Organization: ORSANCO

          The Ohio River Sweep is a volunteer, riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River. Volunteers from the six states which border the Ohio River will remove litter at multiple  locations along the Ohio River and many of its tributaries. The Ohio River Sweep is a family-friendly event and convenient for young people, families and community organizations.

          Learn more and register here!

          • June 15, 2019
          • 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
          • AJ Jolly Park, 1565 Racetrack Rd., Alexandria, KY 41001

          Organization: Jolly Park Community Development Council

          Join us for Country Fest 2019 on Saturday, June 15, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Stapleton Pavilion in AJ Jolly Park in Alexandria, Kentucky. Featuring Kentucky native and Nashville recording artist Tyler Booth along with recording artists, and rising stars, Branden Martin and Rye Davis and local favorites The John Morgen Band and KY Myle. Food vendors, crafters/vendors, and kids activities. Camping is available. For camping reservations call 859-635-4423, for all other information call 859-547-3681.

          $5.00 entry fee per person.
          Children 12 and under are free.

          No outside food or beverages permitted.

          Learn more and RSVP here!

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          • June 17, 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
          • MadTree Taproom, 3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

          Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

          Keep Cincinnati Beautiful's YP Council meets the third Monday of every month at MadTree in Oakley. Meetings are open and welcome all who consider themselves a "Young Professional." We hope you can join us!

          Contact Ellie Hanson for more info!



          • June 19, 2019
          • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

          Organization: Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability & Civic Garden Center

          Summer vacation has you day-dreaming about where you want to go, and we’re here to help you figure out how you to get there. In June we’ll be exploring green options for getting around, whether you’re planning a stay-cation or headed for an exotic destination. This conversation is part of an on-going 12 month series as part of the ‘Year of Living Sustainably’ campaign. Join us every month for discussion, tips, and resources on how to green your lifestyle. All are welcome!

          Cost: Free. Registrations required, call 513-221-0981. Learn more here!


          • June 20, 2019
          • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
          • St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

          Organization: Citizens Climate Lobby - Cincinnati Chapter

          Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. A story of progress and hope for the future. Presented by Citizens Climate Lobby in partnership with the Redford Center. 

          Please ring the bell at the back door on the right.

          Questions? Contact Doug Bell at doug.cincy1@gmail.com.


          • July 13, 2019
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Rd, Cleves, OH 45002

          Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

          Volunteer with Great Parks and the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA) for a day of smoothing the the mountain bike trail for future shredders. Teams will work on surface improvements, berms and other features. After the event, test out bikes from local vendors while enjoying a grilled lunch. For ages 16 and up.

          Register here by July 11th!

          • July 19, 2019
          • July 20, 2019

          Organization: Miami Conservancy District

          The Clean Sweep is an annual volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Great Miami River. This river cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for communities to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about our river, and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our Great Miami River. This cleanup is coordinated by many partners and attended by hundreds of wonderful volunteers.

          Learn more and register here!

          • July 20, 2019
          • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

          Organization: Campbell County Conservation District

          The Campbell County Conservation District is excited to invite you to the Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - rain or shine.

          Fun for the whole family! See the county as you never have before on this self-guided driving tour of agricultural operations located around Campbell County. Guests can explore vineyards, equestrian centers, beef cattle operations, horticultural operations, and see antique farm equipment. They will also get a glimpse of the importance of preserving the county’s prime farmland. Farmers will be available to share their story and experience as well as answer any questions. Many of the stops will have items such as produce, wine, crafts, and other farm products for sale, so don’t forget to bring a cooler and cash.

          Keep an eye out for our brochure on our website by the end of May or you can pick one up at the Campbell County Public Libraries, the Campbell County Conservation District office in the Alexandria Courthouse, Campbell County Extension Service in Highland Heights, and at various local stores throughout the county beginning mid-June. Be sure to use #ccfarmtour19 when posting pictures to social media during and after the event! We can’t wait to see you on the Backroads of Campbell County!

          Learn more and RSVP on Facebook here!

          • July 28, 2019
          • 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

          Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

          Join the Mill Creek Yacht Club CREW for annual clean up on Lower Mill Creek.

          Find more details as they're posted here!

          • August 03, 2019
          • 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
          • Schmidt Recreation Complex, 2944 Humbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

          Organization: Adventure Crew

          Registration is OPEN

          Answer the call for adventure - join us again for a memorable day of paddling on the Ohio River with 2,000 other outdoor enthusiasts. Online registration for Paddlefest is now live. In addition to completing your paddler registration and signing our waiver, you can reserve rental boats and campsites online.

          Register now!

          Paddlefest benefits Adventure Crew

          Your participation means more than a fun day on the river. All proceeds from Paddlefest benefit Adventure Crew, formerly Outdoor Adventure Clubs, a Cincinnati-based non-profit providing free outdoor recreation, education, and conservation opportunities to urban teens.

          Learn more about Adventure Crew's mission and your impact through Paddlefest.

          • August 29, 2019
          • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater

          Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

          Easily the premier purely garden plant symposium anywhere near here, this 8th annual Plant Trials Day Symposium will feature a lineup that we’ll put up against any. Seriously. You will get to hear Michael Dirr, hands down, the world’s top woodies expert; Bill Thomas, Director of Chanticleer Gardens, one of the world’s best public gardens; Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at the Denver Botanical Garden, which is one of a scant handful of gardens that might be the equal of Chanticleer. Stay tuned for other speakers we cannot announce yet. Sure, these “other” speakers could be slouches. With the three we’ve named, no one would care. You’d still come. You know that. We know you know that. And, yet, I can promise you they ain’t no slouches! That’s how we roll! $99, includes parking, admission, and food. Social hour afterwards. CEUs pending. Register early. This program will sell out!

          Time: Registration 8:00AM to 9:00AM | Talks 9:00AM to 5:00PM | Social Hour 5:00PM to 6:00PM.

          Location: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater

          Parking: Main Zoo Parking Lot on Vine Street.

          Contact: scott.beuerlein@cincinnatizoo.org for handicapped parking instructions.

          Cost: Full Price: $99.00 | Volunteer:  $30.00 |  Student:   $30.00

          http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/horticulture_events/

          • September 21, 2019
          • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

          Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

          Join us for our annual Upper Mill Creek Clean-Up in and around the Twin Creek Preserve.

          Find more details as they're posted here!

          • September 22, 2019
          • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
          • 700 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

          Organization: Adventure Crew

          The Bill Keating, Jr. Great Ohio River Swim is the only open water swim on the Ohio River to cross the river and back. Start at the Serpentine Wall and swim across the Ohio River to Kentucky. Once you have reached Kentucky come back across the Ohio River to Public Landing in the heart of Cincinnati!

          Learn more and register here!


          • September 28, 2019
          • September 29, 2019
          • Greater Cincinnati Region
          Register



          Great Outdoor Weekend is September 28 & 29, 2019


          Green Umbrella is now seeking SPONSORS for the 16th annual Great Outdoor Weekend!
           

          If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please take a look our Sponsor Package to view the different levels and corresponding benefits. To register as an official Great Outdoor Weekend 2019 Sponsor, proceed to the "Register" button on the left of this page to process your payment.

          We have sponsorship opportunities that range from $500 to $7,500, so please take a look at the various options and select which one works best for you. All of our sponsors will be featured on our website and in our marketing materials.

          If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Green Umbrella's Director of Public Engagement, Rashida Manuel


          • September 28, 2019
          • September 29, 2019
          • Across the Tri-State Region

          Hike, Kayak, Bike, Climb, Garden, Fly Fish & More! 

           All events are free and open to the public!

          Celebrate the outdoors on September 28 and 29 for Great Outdoor Weekend! Explore events around you for a weekend of FREE fun activities! Try a new activity or visit a new organization or greenspace. Enjoy the natural beauty of our region while supporting the parks and organizations in the area.

          Find your adventure at GreatOutdoorWeekend.org!


          Presented by 

          • November 09, 2019
          • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater

          Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

          Wow. Just wow! Listen to this symposium lineup. Larry Weaner, author of one of the most important garden books in the past decade, Garden Revolution: How  Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change, will be speaking at the CZBG’s Native Plant Symposium.  Arguably, the only other recent book with potentially greater impact has been Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home. It’s a shame we couldn’t get him. But, wait. We did get him! Doug Tallamy will also be speaking! But good things always come in threes, so why not another author and native-plant-world giant? Maybe somebody like Larry Mellichamp? Or, why not him? Yep. Him too. Are you kidding me? Then what? Does it matter? Well, our good friend from Mesker Park Zoo, Paul Bouseman, will give a talk on native landscaping in the ‘burbs. Paul is a humorous, likeable, and incredibly knowledgeable speaker. We still have a few slots to fill, but, really, why? Isn’t this enough? But we’ll announce them soon. $99, includes zoo admission, parking, and a full day of food and drink. Even a social hour afterwards.

          Time: Registration 8:00AM to 9:00AM | Talks 9:00AM to 5:00PM | Social Hour 5:00PM to 6:00PM.

          Location: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater

          Parking: Main Zoo Parking Lot on Vine Street.

          Contact: scott.beuerlein@cincinnatizoo.org for handicapped parking instructions.

          Cost: Full Price: $99.00 | Volunteer:  $30.00 | Student:   $30.00

          http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/horticulture_events/

        Past events

        May 25, 2019 Off Trail at Oak Glen
        May 25, 2019 Gourmet Camp Cooking Workshop
        May 25, 2019 Gifts from the Beehive
        May 25, 2019 Eden Park Vietnam Veteran Memorial Garden Dedication
        May 23, 2019 Container Gardening with Herbs
        May 23, 2019 Volunteer Orientation for Teens
        May 23, 2019 Volunteer: 40th Anniversary Mural "Happy Hour"
        May 23, 2019 Commercial PACE in Action
        May 22, 2019 Ms. Theresa's Garden: Composting & Natural Fertilizer Workshop
        May 22, 2019 Impact Investing Sustainability Luncheon
        May 21, 2019 The Greenest Zoo in America
        May 21, 2019 Gardening with Deer
        May 21, 2019 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
        May 20, 2019 From "Stuffing" to "Mounting": Preserving Birds and Animals for Museum Exhibits and Research Collections
        May 20, 2019 Tour of Organic Farm at Bear Creek
        May 19, 2019 Habitat Restoration at Summit Park!
        May 19, 2019 Community Garden "Go Local" Volunteer Day
        May 19, 2019 Spring Bird Migration
        May 18, 2019 Avondale Hike and Dine
        May 18, 2019 Let's Go Hiking! Spring Birding Hike
        May 18, 2019 Our Feathered Friends
        May 18, 2019 Ride with a Ranger
        May 18, 2019 Ault Park Commons Grand Opening
        May 18, 2019 May 2019 Public Urban Stream Adventure with the Mill Creek Yacht Club
        May 18, 2019 Volunteer Day at Freedom Tree Edible Forest Garden
        May 18, 2019 Volunteer Orientation for Adults
        May 18, 2019 Great American Cleanup!
        May 17, 2019 Friday Conversation: Food Forests
        May 17, 2019 Spring Clean-Up Event
        May 17, 2019 10th Annual Breakfast on the Bridge
        May 17, 2019 National Bike to Work Day
        May 16, 2019 Imago @ Fibonacci Brewing
        May 16, 2019 Movies that Matter: Sinking Cities: London
        May 16, 2019 Volunteer: Rain Garden Installation
        May 16, 2019 Reds, PNC, & Cohen E-Waste Recycling Drive
        May 15, 2019 Bob Kissinger on Bicycle Touring
        May 15, 2019 Whitetail Woods Preserve Hike
        May 15, 2019 ShareFest
        May 14, 2019 Blue in Nature with Dr. Mark Fischer
        May 12, 2019 Withrow Wildflower Hike
        May 12, 2019 Mother's Day at Krohn Conservatory
        May 12, 2019 Mother's Day at the Zoo
        May 11, 2019 Back to Nature Signature Gala
        May 11, 2019 Bike Repair and Safety Workshop
        May 11, 2019 Backcountry Stoves and Water Treatment Workshop
        May 11, 2019 Gardening for Butterflies and Pollinators
        May 11, 2019 Composting for Beginners
        May 11, 2019 Cannabis Symposium: Issues from the Past to the Present
        May 11, 2019 Annual Bike and Plant Sale
        May 11, 2019 Women in the Outdoors: Stoves and Cooking
        May 11, 2019 Bird Walk
        May 10, 2019 Botany and Brews Series: A Night of Passion
        May 10, 2019 Oxbow Birdathon 2019
        May 10, 2019 All About Butterflies
        May 10, 2019 City Hall Plant Sale
        May 09, 2019 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
        May 08, 2019 Year of Living Sustainably Series: Food
        May 08, 2019 Composting for Beginners
        May 07, 2019 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Dr. Dino Martins
        May 07, 2019 Food - An Informal Conversation
        May 05, 2019 Annual Meeting of Friends of the Little Miami State Park
        May 05, 2019 Ride the CROWN with Tri State Trails
        May 05, 2019 Forest Bathing
        May 05, 2019 Peak of Spring Migration
        May 04, 2019 Women's Backcountry Stoves and Water Treatment Workshop
        May 04, 2019 Outdoor Yoga
        May 04, 2019 May the 4th be With You: Make Your Own Adventure Saber
        May 04, 2019 RiverCon
        May 04, 2019 Green Apple Day of Service
        May 04, 2019 NEW DATE: Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration
        May 04, 2019 Great American Cleanup!
        May 03, 2019 2019 Flying Pig Marathon
        May 02, 2019 The Zoroastrian Faith and Environmental Sustainability
        May 01, 2019 Intro to Foraging for Wild Edible Plants
        May 01, 2019 THE Plant Sale 2019
        April 30, 2019 Bike Month Kickoff Party
        April 30, 2019 Meet the Director at The Boone Conservancy
        April 29, 2019 Women's Trailside Bike Repair Workshop
        April 29, 2019 Re*Use Market
        April 28, 2019 EarthConnection Open House
        April 28, 2019 Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop
        April 28, 2019 Earthstock | Earth Day Festival
        April 28, 2019 Flat Tire Repair Workshop
        April 28, 2019 Spring Wildflowers & Warblers
        April 28, 2019 Kids’ Fishing Derby
        April 27, 2019 Trail Yoga
        April 27, 2019 Women's Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop
        April 27, 2019 Earth Day Art in the Schott Nature Playscape
        April 27, 2019 2019 Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration
        April 27, 2019 Spring Fest in the Woods
        April 27, 2019 Women's Flat Tire Repair Workshop
        April 27, 2019 DIY Grow Your Own Native Wildflowers From Seed
        April 27, 2019 Flower-A-Thon
        April 27, 2019 Healthy Kids Day
        April 27, 2019 Park Planting Demonstration
        April 27, 2019 Volunteer: Keep South Cumminsville Beautiful Clean-Up
        April 27, 2019 Great Parks Annual Auction
        April 26, 2019 Trailside Bike Repair Workshop
        April 26, 2019 Plant Sale
        April 26, 2019 Arbor Day Celebration
        April 26, 2019 Tri-State Trails Quarterly Meeting
        April 25, 2019 100th Show With Rockne Party
        April 25, 2019 Gardening with Native Plants
        April 25, 2019 CANCELLED: 6th Annual Bike Show
        April 25, 2019 8th Annual Richter Day Celebration
        April 24, 2019 12th Annual CORV Guide Release Party
        April 23, 2019 Big Week of Birding
        April 23, 2019 Touch-A-Truck
        April 22, 2019 Rain Barrel Workshop
        April 22, 2019 Wildflower Walk
        April 22, 2019 Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony
        April 22, 2019 Vegan Earth Day
        April 21, 2019 Easter Brunch
        April 20, 2019 Earth Day Celebration
        April 20, 2019 Earth Day OTR
        April 20, 2019 Egg Orienteering
        April 20, 2019 Volunteer: Garden Work Day
        April 20, 2019 Let's Go Hiking! Spring Wildflowers
        April 20, 2019 Member Only Mini Garage Sale: Shoes, Clothing, and Outerwear
        April 20, 2019 LEED Home Tour
        April 20, 2019 Smart Gardening
        April 20, 2019 Mini-Wormery Workshop
        April 20, 2019 Volunteer: Earth Day: Protect Our Species
        April 20, 2019 Spring Migration and Blooms
        April 19, 2019 Women's Outdoor Fashion Show & Fundraiser
        April 19, 2019 Native Bee Program & Workshop
        April 19, 2019 Civic Garden Center Tour
        April 19, 2019 Waste Reduction Action Team April Meeting: CANCELLED
        April 18, 2019 Lightweight Tents and Sleep Systems Workshop
        April 18, 2019 Community Bike Ride
        April 18, 2019 Raptors Alive
        April 17, 2019 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Dr. Anne Savage
        April 17, 2019 Flower Arrangements
        April 17, 2019 Charitable Suds
        April 17, 2019 Open House
        April 17, 2019 2019 Symposium on Sustainability in Healthcare
        April 16, 2019 How to Pack a Backpack Workshop
        April 16, 2019 Herbs
        April 16, 2019 Volunteer: Tree Planting with Mill Creek Alliance
        April 16, 2019 Mini Camp: Earth Day
        April 15, 2019 From Hiking, Birding, Education and Research at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary: What We are Learning
        April 15, 2019 Film: The Story of Stuff
        April 15, 2019 Volunteer: Greener Goals Week of Service
        April 15, 2019 Painted Pots Week
        April 14, 2019 Wildflowers in the Preserves: Trillium Trails
        April 13, 2019 Outdoor Accessibility for All
        April 13, 2019 Wildflower Walk
        April 13, 2019 Public Input Meeting: Accessible Canoe/Kayak Launch Point
        April 13, 2019 Wild About Wildflowers: Spring Hike
        April 13, 2019 Cooking for the Family
        April 13, 2019 Volunteer: Reforest NKY
        April 13, 2019 Volunteer: State Roadway Cleanup
        April 13, 2019 Volunteer: Winton Woods Cleanup
        April 13, 2019 Volunteer: Spring Imago Amigos
        April 13, 2019 Volunteer: 2019 Spring Litter Clean-Up
        April 13, 2019 Volunteer: Green Day Park Clean Up
        April 13, 2019 Photo Walks: Tips for Composing a Great Photograph
        April 12, 2019 Flashlight Egg Hunt
        April 12, 2019 Ms. Theresa's Garden
        April 12, 2019 All About Flowers
        April 11, 2019 The Greenest Zoo
        April 11, 2019