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

    • September 21, 2019
    • November 14, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Various locations

    Organization: USGBC Ohio

    2019-2020 Green Home Tours

    • Sept 21, 2019, Shaw Residence – Northside, Cincinnati, OH, new construction 1500 sf footprint infill. To be LEED Certified. Age in place and a model for affordable home design. Confirmed.

    • Oct 19, 2019, Russo-Butler Residence – Mt. Lookout – LEED Platinum near net-zero new construction home with pool. Read the LEED for Public Awareness article we wrote for the home. Confirmed.

    • Jan 11, 2020, 10 am until Noon, LEED Home for Sale – 2435 Riverside Dr., Cincinnati, Oh 45202, 4400 sf Platinum Certified, home site. There is no charge for this tour. Contact Chuck Lohre to register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Feb 8, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Hughes Residence – OTR, New, gut renovation, Terry Boling designed, LEED Platinum home certification applied for, in OTR. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • March 14, 2020, 10 am until Noon, LEED Home for Sale – Mt. Adams. There is no charge for this tour. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • April 11, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Modular Factory Construction – Evanston, Urban design and creating affordable housing solutions. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • May 9, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Vawter Residence – Sayler Park, Winding Walks LEED Home Subdivision. This LEED Gold home has theses features: Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), tankless water heater and lawn irrigation that has a sensor to shut off the irrigation if it is raining. They are also having a pool installed which will use salt chlorination. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Sept. 12, 2020, 10 am until Noon – Heckman Residence – OTR, planned LEED Platinum with solar panels and a battery backup system that normally powers the home until about 1 am. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Oct 10, 2020, Noon until 2 pm, Fickas Residence – Liberty Township – Nancy comes from a long history of sustainable homes, “My grandfather built has entire house from shipping pallets for his family of 9. He worked at a door manufacturer and brought home the scrap wood to complete the house and build the furniture. My father worked there to and did the same thing to build my Mother a new kitchen. The home is at Aberlin Springs https://aberlinsprings.com/  the First Agri Community in the Midwest, with Farm-to-Table Living, located in Union Twp, Morrow/South Lebanon. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Nov. 14, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Warminski Residence – Newport, KY, 1907 cottage with solar panels. Margo also plans to show off her extensive insulation and air sealing done by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance as well has her grey water downstairs toilet which ads a lavatory to the small room. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.


    • January 08, 2020
    • November 11, 2020
    • 6 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 impact team 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.

    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 here.

      • January 15, 2020
      • May 18, 2020
      • 5 sessions
      • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

      2020 Topics in Astronomy Classes 

      The Winter Sky – Wednesday January 15, 7-9pm
      Explore the stars and constellations of the season, including Orion, Taurus, Gemini and more.

      Pluto’s Birthday – Tuesday February 18, 7-9pm
      Our favorite, uh, dwarf planet, was discovered 90 years ago. Let’s go for a visit!

      Deep Space Objects – Tuesday March 17, 8-10pm
      Star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies oh my. We’ll journey far from home to the far reaches of the universe.

      Supermoon! - Tuesday April 7, 8-10pm
      The Full Moon will be closer to the Earth than normal and you can see it all.

      Tour of the Universe - Tuesday May 19, 8-10pm
      Experience the vast scale of the universe from the Moon, planets, stars, and beyond.

      Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real sky with the Observatory telescopes (weather permitting).

      Cost per class:       $15 per person
                                       $12 for Observatory members

      Sign Up Online or Call 513-321-5186


      • January 27, 2020
      • April 27, 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • University of Cincinnati, TUC 425

      Organization: UC Sustainability

      The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability (PACES) is an all - University committee that is open to all students, staff, and faculty. PACES Meetings are a great opportunity to learn what is going on related to sustainability on campus, network with others, and collaborate to foster innovation.

      Meeting Location: TUC 425

      Time: 2-3pm

      Dates: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 30 Apr 27


      • February 05, 2020
      • February 26, 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

      LANDSCAPING FOR THE HOMEOWNER CLASSES

      Get the most out of your landscape and create a landscape that will enrich your life!

      Join Steve Foltz, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, for one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the region. If you are planning on garden renovation or a new installation in your landscape, these classes provide great insight on design, preparation and plant selection with an emphasis on plants that do best in the Tri-state area. Take time now to gain the knowledge of soil preparation, maintenance and plant selection, and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in spring creating a thriving & beautiful garden.

      Cost per Class: Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15

      Cost for Series: Members: $45 / Non-Members: $70

      Part 1: Design Your Landscape February 5: 7:00-9:00pm The focus of this class is the simple steps that every designer takes when evaluating a new landscape or renovating an existing landscape. This class will set the stage for where you want to take your garden. If you have a new house or want to expand on what you already have, this class will give you the tools to plan for success.

      Part II: The Best Trees And Shrubs For Your Landscape February 12: 7:00-9:00pm Choosing the right tree for your landscape can be a hard decision. A slide presentation will illustrate the various types of trees that you can use. Screening, evergreens, and flowering shrubs that will enhance your landscape will also be discussed, with a special emphasis on the best trees and shrubs in the Botanical Gardens here at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, that will provide season long color, and bring pollinators right to your front door.

      Part III: Bringing In Color And Pollinators With Annuals And Perennials February 19: 7:00-9:00pm Make your garden come alive this year with the use of plants that will provide more than just beauty to your landscape! Learn the joy of using plants. The CZBG has been trialing Annuals and Perennials for over 15 years. See which plants we rely on for the best, most beautiful landscape!

      Part IV: Now That I Have It, How Do I Take Care Of It? February 26: 7:00-9:00pm This class will go over all the things you need to do in the garden to help make it the best it can be. From lawn care to tree care and everything in between, we will walk you through what it takes to put joy back into gardening! Part V: Putting It All Together March 4: 7:00-9:00pm This class goes into more depth on which plants go well together and combines everything we have learned over the previous 4 weeks. Questions about invasive plants, using chemicals in the landscape, insect and disease problems will all be covered. This class is really meant to give you the confidence to go out and create the best landscape you have ever done. Healthy gardens make for happier, healthier people!

      Come join us in our quest to bring gardening to everyone’s lives! 


      • February 10, 2020
      • February 24, 2020
      • 3 sessions
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Looking for a new hobby in 2020? We’ve got you covered! Join members of the Southwest Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA) to learn how to start and maintain your own hive of honey bees. This 3 part series will provide you with the basics needed to get a successful hive started, such as what equipment is needed and where to obtain your bees. You will learn about bee biology, how to monitor their progress, and vital skills for working with the bees directly. The program will be taught by 3 members of SWOBA who have over 50 years of combined beekeeping experience. Join us for 3 nights of great beekeeping information!

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      • February 11, 2020
      • March 10, 2020
      • 5 sessions
      • Starfire Building, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati OH 45227

      Organization: Pachamama Alliance 

      *Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about the challenge of global warming? 

      *Are you looking for the most effective ways to reverse global warming? 

      *Would you like to connect with other people who are committed to environmental sustainability?

      Then sign up for this 5-part series DRAWDOWN SOLUTIONS – GETTING INTO ACTION


      This workshop will enable you to 

      • Explore solutions to global warming through Pachamama’s DRAWDOWN Initiative series. 

      • Find your unique contribution to reversing global warming 

      • Engage with one or more of these solutions on a local level 

      • Pursue that goal as part of a supportive community 

      WHEN: 5 Tuesdays from 7:00p – 9:00 PM 

      Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 3, Mar. 10 

      WHERE: Green Umbrella offices in the Starfire Council Building

      5030 Oaklawn Drive (Madisonville, OH) 

      COST: Freewill offering! 

      INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: Contact 

      Jim Vogt: JimVogt2@yahoo.com (859) 291-6197. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 

      Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed for reversing, not just reducing, global warming. You can be a part of making it happen! 

      Sponsored by the Pachamama Alliance of the Cincinnati Area (PACA) 

      + Green Umbrella



      • February 22, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202
      • February 22, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      Do you love farm fresh eggs? Have you ever considered raising chickens in your own backyard?

      About this Event

      It can be a fun and cost effective way to bring your family healthier food options.

      Join Becky Johnson, chicken advocate and urban chicken-owner, as she discusses the pros and cons of raising your own backyard chickens. This class will cover issues including local chicken ordinances, choosing the right hens, proper care and basic requirements, as well as many other important topics. Handouts with be provided with information from the class and other useful resources. This class will prepare you to take the next step in your “Backyard Chicken” journey!

      Becky has been raising chickens in Wyoming, Ohio for ten years and teaching “Chickens in Your Backyard” at Gorman Heritage Farm for eight years. We're delighted to welcome her back for 2020 to share her chicken wisdom once again!

      *No refunds Your ticket purchase helps forward our non-profit mission at Gorman Heritage Farm to educate on sustainability, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment.

      From all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm, we thank you!!


      • February 22, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • 11405 E Miami River Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45252-1045, United States

      Organization: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation

      During this four hour event we will be harvesting live stakes (willow cuttings) from the banks of the Great Miami River. The live stakes will be planted along the banks of the Mill Creek and Little Miami River to aid in stream bank stabilization. Additional information can be found here, https://www.hcswcd.org/live-stake-harvesting.html.


      • February 22, 2020
      • February 23, 2020
      • 2 sessions
      • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township, OH 45251

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Maple Sugar Days

      Tap into the sweet fun of Ohio maple sugaring during Maple Sugar Days! Join us at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, from noon to 4 p.m. A sensory-friendly hour will be offered at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

      The tradition of maple sugaring has been passed down through the generations. Families can discover how the sticky sap from the maple tree is turned into a sweet delicacy with fun activities, crafts, hikes and a sampling of tasty maple treats. Event is free for all ages. Some activities may require a fee.

      More information at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/maple-sugar-days. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve is located at 3455 Poole Road.


      • February 22, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Cincinnati Nature Center,4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150

      Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

      • Maple on Tap

        Saturday, February 22

        2-7 pm

        Enjoy the best of maple season during this family-friendly event at our Rowe Woods location featuring maple beer crafted by HighGrain Brewing Company using Cincinnati Nature Center’s own maple syrup. Discover the process of making maple syrup, learn how the beer was made, savor syrup from the evaporator, play team maple trivia, and more!

         

        Event highlights:

         

      • ·          Join an interactive sugarbush sap collecting hike. Hikes depart from the sugarhouse every half hour between 2:00 – 6:30 pm. Hikes conclude with a warm, fresh sample of maple syrup while you visit the steaming evaporator in the sugarhouse.
      • ·          Enjoy complimentary maple-related bites from area restaurants or purchase a full meal from food trucks (meat and vegetarian options)
      • ·          For those over 21, enjoy a taste of maple beer crafted by HighGrain Brewing. Additional beers from HighGrain will also be available for purchase.
      • ·          Watch ancient ingenuity at work as glowing hot rocks are used to cook down maple sap. Hear the sugar tales of early settlers in Abner Hollow Cabin
      • ·          Discover how everything from hummingbirds to butterflies to squirrels use maple sap.
      • ·          Tap into an interactive challenge. Consider the question “what is maple sugar worth?” as you plan a heist and assemble a dream team of co-conspirators. There are separate but parallel scenarios for adults as well as for families with younger children.
      • ·          Harvest new ideas for cooking with maple syrup during “maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes” talks.
      • ·          Hear how Matthew Utter, head brewer and co-founder of HighGrain Brewing, crafted the bourbon-barrel aged maple brown ale for Maple on Tap.
      • ·          Test your maple knowledge by playing maple trivia with questions flowing from history to botany to maple math to ecology. Suitable for adults and families alike.

       

      Pricing: Member adult $20 and member child $10; Nonmember adult $27.50 and nonmember child $17.50.

      Learn more and purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/MapleOnTap022220


      • February 23, 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • Riverside Natural Area, a City of Hamilton property located at 2541 River Road Hamilton Ohio

      Organization: Audubon Society

      Field Trip: Urban Waterfowl – Great Miami River at Hamilton
      Sunday, February 23, 8:00 a.m.

      The theme of this field trip will be wintering and early spring migrant waterfowl (and other water birds) in an urban setting. It might surprise some that the Great Miami Riverfront in Fairfield and Hamilton, Ohio can be an excellent place to see waterfowl, gulls and other water birds during the cold seasons. In fact the colder the better, as the Great Miami remains at least partially open even when other local reservoirs, lakes and ponds freeze over. When these conditions exist, the river can host hundreds of water birds. During mild winters, when all of our lakes and ponds are open and free of ice, the Great Miami still sees its share of water birds and usually has a few surprises.

      More details are online, at https://cincinnatiaudubon.org/calevent/great-miami-river-at-hamilton-2/.
       

      • February 23, 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Jacob Hoffner Park 1618 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati 45223

      Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

      After celebrating at Love Thy 'Nati on Saturday, join the KCB Young Professionals Council for a Sunday Brunch & Clean! We will meet at the shelter in Jacob Hoffner Park (near Higher Gravity) and carpool to a section of the Mill Creek Bike Path that needs some love. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a nice brunch at a location of the group's choosing!


      • February 23, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Bowyer Farm, 2210 Mason Montgomery Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

      Come join us at the Zoo’s Bowyer Farm for a fun afternoon full of history, hands-on activities, and storytelling all about maple tapping! This program offers a sweet peek into the history of this age-old tradition and offers an opportunity to participate in the maple tapping process. At the end, participants will be able to taste the pre-cursor to maple syrup, fresh from the tree, as well as some of the finished product! This program is sure to be fun for the whole family.

      Location: This program takes place at our Bowyer Farm in Lebanon

      Cost: Members $25; Non-Members $30

      Register here - http://cincinnatizoo.org/education/kids-families/family-programsactivities/

      • February 23, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Come to Show and Tell on the farm and figure out how a cow got in our marshmallows through fun, hands-on activities and a snack inside the beautiful Augspurger Home. Help us feed and take care of our farm critters, too.

      No registration required- free!

      • February 24, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The Phoenix, 812 Race Street

      Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District


      • February 24, 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
      • High Grain Brewery, 6860 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

      Organization: High Grain Brewery

      25% of Net Proceeds to Benefit Those Impacted by Wild Fires in Australia
      Requesting participation from other breweries
      16oz 4-pack Available for Reservation Immediately, Releasing on February 24th


      Historic fires in Australia have engulfed over 10.5 million hectares of land and are projected to worsen in the coming weeks. That’s an area covered from Lexington to Columbus to Indianapolis, roughly the size of the state of Ohio. We are alarmed to learn some of our own neighbors are not aware of environmental disaster which has killed over 1 billion animals and 18 people, according to some estimates.

      We want to raise awareness and contribute funds to help Australia fight these devastating fires. HighGrain Brewing will release Lil’ Joey Pale Ale in 16oz 4-pack cans & draft on February 24th and donate 25% of net proceeds to Australian fire departments and wildlife rescue. Pre-sales of cans are open now.

      Inspired by Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire relief beer, we offer our recipe for Joey IPA to any brewery who wants to brew and sell this beer to benefit this worthy cause. HGBC will not be administering a not-for-profit, but we ask that breweries sell this beer in their taprooms or cans and donate as they see fit.

      Beneficiaries from HGBC sales to include:

      The recipe for Joey is published on our website, alongside a brief tracking form for participating breweries to submit. This will allow us to thank them and celebrate the generosity of our brewing community.


      • February 24, 2020
      • December 21, 2020
      • 11 sessions
      • Madtree Brewery, 3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati 45209

      Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

      Everyone who considers themselves a Young Professional is welcome to join the Council for meetings! Regular meetings are hosted the third Monday of each month at 5:30pm at MadTree Taproom in Oakley.

      The Young Professionals Council is a counter part to the more traditional, formal Board of Trustees and empowers young professionals to participate and create their own vision for carrying out Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s mission. The YP Council is spearheading the development and growth of KCB’s young professional-aged donors and volunteers. It is the first of its kind for any Keep America Beautiful affiliate in the country.


      • February 25, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      Annual Membership Meeting and Guest Speaker Brian Jorg

      Tuesday, February 25; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

      Kirby Nature Center

      Join WWC at our free Annual Winter Membership Meeting at Kirby Nature Center for updates on our organization and an exciting talk with our guest speaker Brian Jorg.

      Brian is the manager of the Native Plant Program for Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. A lot of his work is at the Bowyer Farm “EcOhio Wetlands” located in Lebanon, Ohio. Briann will be talking to us about how to landscape with wildlife in mind as a part of his Wildlife and Nature Series.

      Itinerary for the Evening’s Festivities:
      A) 6:30 pm - Mingling and conversation
      B) 7:00 pm - Welcome remarks and membership update (10-15 minutes)
      C) 7:20 pm - Keynote by Brian Jorg (45 - 60 minutes including Q&A)


      To register for the event, go to: https://forms.gle/1e9LfSb2DhngWEKy5

      Location2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

      Have QuestionsContact Jeff Ginter at (513) 237-3936 or Ariannah Lambert at ariannahlambert@outlook.com for more information


      • February 26, 2020
      • February 29, 2020
      • 13 sessions
      • Middleton-Mills Park, Shelter House 2, 3415 Mills Rd. Covington, KY 41015

      Organization: Kenton County Parks & Recreation


      Step into the forest and back in time to experience life in a mid- 1800’s sugar camp. Visit a working sugar camp, demonstrating the art and science of making maple syrup the old fashioned way. First, visit an American frontier settler camp and see how one would work with many of the tools and accoutrements used 150-200 years ago.

      A second camp set up nearby provides participants an opportunity to see how Native Americans would have lived and worked at the time. See how sap water was processed into hard sugar using hand-hewn wooden bowls and birch bark molds. Visitors will be encouraged to participate in many of the day-to-day tasks of Sugar Camp! Learn about and make a “spile”; help tap Sugar Maple trees and gather sap; taste unrefined sweet sap water and sample home-made maple syrup.

      Reservations for class-size groups, individuals, and families will be requested. Weekday time slots are Wednesday through Friday at 10 am to 11:30 am, Noon to 1:30 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm and 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Saturday ONLY: Drop-In Hours are 10 am to 4 pm with additional activities available. Dress for the weather.

      Reserve your spot today through the new online registration system!



      • February 26, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)

      Organization: Turner Farm

      The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is committed to connecting people to their food through new collaborative methods and innovative urban land use with an emphasis on sustainable biological agricultural practices, experiential learning and civic engagement.

      To inspire and sustain a lifetime of gardening, our training approach to home and community vegetable gardens is rooted in classes that provide a foundation of knowledge and hands-on gardening projects in community gardens. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

      In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program, participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

      Classes are FREE and open to the public.

      • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
      • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
      • Topics: Composting and Healthy Soil, Crop Rotation, Inter-planting and Succession Planting, Transplanting Annual Vegetables and Perennial Plants, Preparing and planting Potatoes
      • February 27, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      What kind of native friends do we have on the farm and in Butler County? Come to Show and Tell to find out through live animal demonstrations, hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack.

      No registration required- free!

      • February 27, 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Schiff Conference Center/Cintas, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

      Organization: Xavier University, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue

      An Evening with Rupert Scofield - Schiff Conference Center/Cintas - Xavier University

      Thursday, February 27 - 5:30 reception/6:15 dinner/7:00 talk/discussion

      Rupert Scofield co-founded FINCA International - the founder and majority owner of a global network of 20 micro-finance institutions and banks on five continents and has served as President/CEO since 1994. Rupert is an author, podcast presenter and frequent speaker, offering insights and guidance on market-based solutions to global poverty. 

      Reserve dinner for yourself and your guests at www.fplcohio.org "Events" page. Pay by PayPal of RSVP to fplcohio@gmail.com or Cynthia Cummins at (513)745-3922. Dinner is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Members include FPLC, Brueggeman Center volunteers, and GCWAC. 

      • February 27, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      How to Cook the Best Diet for You

      • Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 6pm-8pm

      • Instructor: Kate Zaidan 

      • Cost: $35

      • Skill Level: Beginner

      Maybe you just got back from a sunny vacation and can’t get over how vibrant the people living in the area look. Maybe you’re looking for a way to jump start a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your reasons for looking into the Mediterranean diet, it’s an excellent choice.

      Join Kate Zaidan, second generation proprietor at Dean’s Mediterranean Imports at Findlay Market, for a hands-on exploration of the basics of Mediterranean Cooking for food that is healthy, delicious, fast and affordable. The ethos of the Mediterranean Diet is simple: start with super fresh, high quality, whole ingredients. Use them to make simple, nourishing dishes. And perhaps most importantly, eat them slowly, with friends (and a glass of wine never hurts!).

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=6a6213f1-79f1-4593-acd0-fe2d2bf571c8


      • February 27, 2020
      • 7:00 PM
      • MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY THEATRE 5701 DELHI ROAD, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45233

      Organization: Mount St. Joseph University

      ARTIST/NATURALIST PRESENTATION

      THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2020

      7 PM

      MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY THEATRE

      5701 DELHI ROAD, CINCINNATI, OHIO  45233

      Artist, naturalist, and author Julie Zickefoose will present “Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay”, based on her book, on Thursday, February 27th at 7 PM at Mount St. Joseph University’s Theatre.  “Saving Jemima” is the story of a young, sick, orphaned blue jay that Zickefoose cared for in her home and later released back into the wild.  The Library Journal called the book “A heartwarming account for all interested in natural history, especially birds, animal behavior, and wildlife rehabilitation.”  The presentation is free to the public, but donations will be happily accepted. Doors open at 6:30 PM and parking is free.

      This event is presented by a collaboration of area non-profits that have a focus on the natural world and care for the environment, including the Sisters of Charity, EarthConnection, the Audubon Society of Ohio, Western Wildlife Corridor, the Mill Creek Alliance, Fernald Nature Preserve, the Sustainability Committee of Mount St. Joseph University, and Oxbow, Inc. and with generous support from Wild Birds Unlimited (6781 Harrison Ave.) and Mount St. Joseph University Professor Meg Riestenberg.  The organizations will have information tables in the Theatre Lobby before and after the presentation for attendees to learn more about what each organization does. Ms. Zickefoose will also be selling copies of her book and art after the presentation.  

      If you have questions, please call event coordinator Colleen McSwiggin at 513-244-4864.



      • February 27, 2020
      • 7:00 PM
      • Mount St. Joseph University Theatre, 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati OH 45223

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor


      • February 28, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • 13 Below Brewery, 7391 Forbes Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      Fundraising Event: Sharing the love for WWC at 13 Below Brewery

      Friday February 28th, 5pm to 10pm

      13 Below Brewery

      Celebrate the end of February by joining WWC for drinks and food at the 13 Below Brewery in Sayler Park. 13 Below Brewery has kindly offered to donate 10% of all beer sales from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for that evening! The brewery has a restaurant called the Incline Smoke Shack who is donating 10% of all food sales as well! We hope to see you, your family and friends there! For more information about 13 Below Brewery, go to their website at https://www.13belowbrewery.com/welcome 


      Location: 7391 Forbes Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233


      • February 29, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Avon Woods Nature Center, 4235 Paddock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Do you know your feathered backyard visitors? February is national bird feedingmonth! Join us for an early morning outdoor walk and indoor bird-watch. We’ll learn about common feeder visitors and what fare they enjoy. You’ll also get to create your own simple feeder to take home. Appropriate for families of all ages!  Free, but reservations required byFebruary 27 at 513-861-3435 or email Rachel.rice@cincinnati-oh.gov.

      • February 29, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Imago 700 Enright Ave, Cincinnati 45205

      Organization: Imago

      In the spirit of curbing consumerism and reducing waste, Imago is hosting a Repair Fair!

      On Saturday, February 29 from 9am-noon, you can bring your broken items to Imago and one of our awesome “fixer” volunteers will do their best to help you fix them! We can’t guarantee that everything will be repaired as we might not have to proper skills or parts necessary for every item, but we will try our best to get your item in working order again.

      Categories:

      Clothing/textile items
      Tool Sharpening
      Jewelry
      Small electronics (lamps, toys, countertop appliances)
      Bikes

      Not accepted: Large appliances, phones, TVs, computers

      Please plan on staying with your item while it is being repaired. In the spirit of sharing, we want to empower attendees to walk out with a few more repair skills than they walked in with. Dropping off items for repair is not allowed.

      Want to attend the event? Please REGISTER your broken item(s) here: https://bit.ly/38HFbkI
      This will help our fixers be as prepared as possible to help you out with your repair.

      Are you good at fixing something in one of the categories above? Sign up to become a volunteer fixer: https://bit.ly/3aM8B30


      • February 29, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Camp Friedlander 581 Ibold Road Loveland, OH 45140

      Organization: Taking Root

      Join us for the 2020 Great Tree Summit at Camp Friedlander near Loveland, Ohio. Learn about local tree and forest initiatives and opportunities that may inspire you and gather new insights for keeping more of the trees we have. There will be great discussion, a silent auction, exhibits, awards, networking and light refreshments!

      Keynote Presentation: Preservation of Existing Trees by Dr. William M. Fountain, Ph.D. 

      Dr. William (Bill) M. Fountain is an Extension Professor in the Department of Horticulture at The University of Kentucky.  Dr. William (Bill) M. Fountain is an Extension Professor in the Department of Horticulture at The University of Kentucky. 

      Bill joined the faculty in the Department of Horticulture in July 1979 and is currently professor of Arboriculture with an Extension appointment. He's involved in

      working with the Kentucky Chapter of ISA (a.k.a. Kentucky Arborists' Association) to provide educational programs on identification & selection, installation and maintenance, tree risk assessment and mitigation of problems and working with county Extension agents in training Master Gardeners, identification of plants, and identification of cultural and pest problems in their counties. He's served on ISA boards, traveled extensively overseas to provide training and to learn new practices, and been heavily involved in youth horticulture programming. 

      Bill is a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and a soil worshiper who acknowledges that we are here on earth as guests of the plant kingdom. "Ahhhh, so many plants, so little time!"

      PROGRAM: 9AM to 12:30PM


      Updates, tree projects, volunteer opportunities, exhibits and other information 

      by these and other organizations:


      Taking Root

      Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America 

      Duke Energy

      Friends of Little Miami State Park

      Little Duck Creek Task Force 

      Madeira High School's Good Natured NPO

      Make a Difference Day Team

      Native Plant Month

      Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship

      Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale


      • February 29, 2020
      • March 14, 2020
      • 3 sessions
      • Great Parks of Hamilton County 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati 45231

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Come work with us at Great Parks!

      Many people like their jobs; few love them. Great Parks of Hamilton County is looking to hire part-time and full-time staff now.

      Whether you're looking for a career or a summer job, working at Great Parks gives you a gig that is anything but boring and a mission you can get behind. Besides having a beautiful place to work, you'll also have great benefits, a fun work environment and opportunities to grow.

      Join us for our regional spring job fairs:

      Feb. 29 | 9 a.m. to noon | Winton Woods, Winton Centre Auditorium
      March 7 | 9 a.m. to noon | Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit
      March 14 | 9 a.m. to noon | Sharon Woods, Stonewood Lodge
      March 14 | 9 a.m. to noon | Miami Whitewater Forest, Visitor's Center


      • February 29, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      Join Gorman Heritage Farm's experienced Beekeepers for a morning learning about all things beehives!

      About this Event

      Join Gorman Heritage Farm's experienced Beekeepers for a morning learning about all things beehives, including construction, positioning, and maintenance of beehives. This workshop is hands-on so be prepared to get your hands dirty with our beehives! We'll be using tools and painting, so please dress for some work.

      For ages 8 and above.

      *No refunds Your ticket purchase helps forward our non-profit mission at Gorman Heritage Farm to educate on sustainability, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment.


      • February 29, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading RoadCincinnati, OH, 45206United States

      Organization: Groundwork Ohio River Valley

      Join us for a day of pruning public orchards around Cincinnati! In partnership with the Civic Garden Center, Turner Farm, the Common Orchard Project, and Giving Trees, we will be preparing many of the public fruit orchards for Spring! Topics covered will be pruning, scion collection, and general orchard care.

      Building off of Turner Farm’s “Fruit Trees: Pruning, Care & Selecting Varieties” class on February 22nd, this volunteer day will help spread the skills learned there throughout the greater Cincinnati region.

      We will be meeting at the Civic Garden Center at 10 am on February 29 for a brief introduction before breaking into groups to head out to the orchards. Participants will have to use their own vehicles to travel between sites so we encourage carpooling.

      With the event running till 2pm, we encourage everyone to bring water and a snack or a light lunch as we will be working in and around lunch time. 

      Tools will be provided but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, loppers or hand saw, feel free to bring them along, the more the merrier!

      Afterwards Groundwork will be reconvening at Listermann Brewing for a debrief and beer! Hope to see you on February 29th!


      • February 29, 2020
      • March 01, 2020
      • 2 sessions
      • Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

      Confinement Politics of Space and Bodies


      • February 29, 2020
      • 5:00 PM
      • Netherland Plaza Pavilion Ballroom, 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: League of Women Voters

      2020 marks 100 years of women voting and celebrating big!


      February 29, 2020 at the Netherland Plaza 
      Pavilion Ballroom 
      5:00pm Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction
      6:15 Seated Dinner
      7:00 Centennial Program and Presentation of Awards

      Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

      To learn about discounted ticket opportunities, or to volunteer, please email Events@lwvcincinnati.org


      • February 29, 2020
      • 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM
      • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

      Looking for a romantic Saturday night out under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours. You'll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season’s planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else.

      If the weather does not permit viewing, we’ll have fun showing you around the universe at behind the scenes at the Observatory.

      Admission is $25 per person

      Space is limited. Adults only.

      To make reservations Sign Up Online or call 513-321-5186.


      • March 01, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      It's March so the weather is "in like a lion and out like a lamb" here at Show and Tell. Let's explore the weather and what happens in early spring on the farm through hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack while visiting with the farm animals, too.

      No Registration Required- Free

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net


      • March 01, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Rhinegeist


      • March 04, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening

      • Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 6pm-8pm

      • Instructor: Sarah Stolz , Campbell County Extension Agent for Horticulture Education

      • Cost: $ 15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      Calling all beginner gardeners! Join Sarah Stolz to learn the basics of garden management including how to plant, maintain and harvest your garden. Topics will include timing the vegetable garden, seasonal considerations, variety selection, companion planting, and implementing BMP’s into your garden. She will also cover common pests and diseases.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=262c15ce-e3b0-49cd-845c-10e69b598c50


      • March 04, 2020
      • March 25, 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Essentials of Vegetable Gardening Series 

      • Dates: Wednesdays, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 6-8pm

      • Cost: $50 for the series (classes also available as an individual class at $15)

      This 4 part series is great for beginner gardeners and longtime gardeners alike. This series will introduce the basics of vegetable gardening as well as take a deeper dive into topics such as the importance of soil health for your plants, how to incorporate your harvest into the kitchen, and how to start vegetables from seed. See class descriptions below. Whether 2020 is your first growing season or your 20th, this series has something for every gardener out there.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=057d205a-5ab1-4f31-8a4a-9f7a0720f37d


      • March 04, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)

      Organization: Turner Farm

      The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is committed to connecting people to their food through new collaborative methods and innovative urban land use with an emphasis on sustainable biological agricultural practices, experiential learning and civic engagement.

      To inspire and sustain a lifetime of gardening, our training approach to home and community vegetable gardens is rooted in classes that provide a foundation of knowledge and hands-on gardening projects in community gardens. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

      In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program, participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

      Class 3 – Create Your Garden Plan
      Wednesday, March 4, 7 – 8:30pm

      • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
      • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
      • Topics: Pest Management, Prevention and Organic Solutions, Introduction to Season Extension. Companion Planting, Cover Crops and Green Manures


      • March 04, 2020
      • March 26, 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • Multiple Locations: see event description

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Urban Coyotes

      You can coexist with coyotes! You may have seen some coyotes around your neighborhood, but what impact do they have on you? Learn the facts and folklore surrounding the coyote and how Hamilton County is big enough for all of us.

      March 4, 7 p.m. | Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center Auditorium
      March 9, 7 p.m. | Sharon Woods/Sharon Centre Auditorium
      March 25, 7 p.m. | Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center Auditorium
      March 26, 7 p.m. | Winton Woods/Winton Centre Auditorium\


      • March 04, 2020
      • March 18, 2020
      • 3 sessions
      • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

      INTRO TO ASTRONOMY

      A Beginner Course at the Cincinnati Observatory
      Wednesdays March 4, 11, and 18 from 8-10pm

      Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2020.  This introductory astronomy course is perfect for beginners who want to know more about observing the night sky.

      Led by Cincinnati Observatory astronomer Dean Regas, and author of 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, this course will show you the stars.  You will learn how to identify stars, constellations, and planets as well as viewing tips for the Moon.  Each night includes viewing through the historic telescopes. 

       Cost:   $50 for the series
                  $40 for Observatory members

      To register  Sign Up Online  or call 513-321-5186


      • March 05, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Come to Show and Tell to learn about health benefits and how to grow your very own mini-garden. Let's make a mini-garden to take home, enjoy a snack and visit with the farm animals, too. 

      No registration required- Free

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 05, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Trees & The Human Connection to Nature

      • Date: Thursday, March 5th, 6-7:30pm

      • Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturalist

      • Cost: $15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      Join CGC Horticulturalist Greg Torres for a deep dive into the world of trees and how they influence the human connection to nature. This class will look closely at the crucial role trees play across different environments, the ample resources created by healthy trees, and the way in which people can benefit from coexisting with trees. This class will also give information on what the Civic Garden Center is doing to restore local forests and how you can get involved.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=2bc548c3-62cb-494d-94f4-b652087c7d66


      • March 06, 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Lloyd Library and Museum, 917 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Lloyd Library

      Celebrate the opening of the Lloyd Library and Museum’s latest exhibition, Women and Nature, featuring some of the most unique items created by women from Lloyd collections. The exhibition will feature works by naturalists, botanists, mycologists, horticulturists, and explorers, including pioneers of scientific illustration Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) and Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758), daughters who were taught to paint the illustrated works of their fathers, Elizabeth Albin and Eliza and Sarah Maund, and designer of over 400 gardens, Gertrude Jekyll. Two of the more visually stunning books on display will be Familiar Indian Flowers by Lena Lowis (1878) and Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods  by Sarah Price (1864). The Lloyd Gallery will feature Four Seasons at Burnet Woods, photography by Rama Kasturi.

      Members of Muse Cincinnati Women’s Choir will preform at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments.


      • March 06, 2020
      • 6:00 PM
      • Imago, 700 Enright Ave

      Organization: Imago


      • March 06, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Adults (21+) are invited to the first in our 2020 series featuring beer and great stories. A special limited release beer made with our “Krohn Grown” Citrus will be offered by Woodburn Brewery as well as a program presented by Mark House.

      Tickets: $15 person (This event sells out quickly, therefore tickets may not be available at the door) Includes one beer ticket, a short lecture/tour and evening viewing of the conservatory. Additional beer can be purchased for $5 each.

      Coupons and membership discounts not valid.


      • March 07, 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      • "Salamander Run Preserve 4821 Layhigh Road Hamilton OH 45013"

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Jeff Davis is one of Ohio's most well-known herpetologists. Wear your muck boots and join him for an adventure in search for amphibians. Salamander Run Preserve is generally closed to the public, so reserve your spot for a special experience! Rain date 3/14/2020 if needed.

      Registration Required by 3/6/2020 (Free)

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 08, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Let's continue the ABC's of Farm Life at Show and Tell! Through hands-on activities we'll learn about items starting with the letters "E - F" on the farm while enjoying a craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

      No registration required- Free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 09, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      • TUC 2766 UC Main St, Cincinnati 45221

      Organization: UC Sustainability

      Join UC Sustainability for a free viewing of Living in the Future's Past!
      Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth's living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences.

      Living in the Future's Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to our environment, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different.

      • March 11, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • University of Cincinnati, TUC 417.

      Organization: UC Sustainability

      How does one make little trees look like big trees? Come learn the basics of Bonsai!




      • March 11, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Understanding Soil Health

      • Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 6pm-8pm

      • Instructor: Aaron Habig, Earthwork Technician, Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District 

      • Cost: $15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      This class will provide an introduction to basic soil science and discuss the importance of conserving and cultivating a biologically active soil to grow healthy plants. The seasonal cycle of soil as well as composting, green manure and cover crops will be reviewed as part of a strategy to build fertile soil. Soil testing kits will be available. The cost of the soil test for Hamilton County residents within a Hamilton County Stormwater District jurisdiction is $5 per test, Limit 2 test kits. For gardeners living outside of a Hamilton County SW Jurisdiction or outside Hamilton County, the fee is $12 per test.

      Register here: https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=8f2e0a74-dc2b-4a8a-907a-bbf495bdb429


      • March 11, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)

      Organization: Turner Farm

      The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is committed to connecting people to their food through new collaborative methods and innovative urban land use with an emphasis on sustainable biological agricultural practices, experiential learning and civic engagement.

      To inspire and sustain a lifetime of gardening, our training approach to home and community vegetable gardens is rooted in classes that provide a foundation of knowledge and hands-on gardening projects in community gardens. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

      In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program, participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

      Class 4 – Health & Wellness / Cooking & Storing your Harvest
      Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 – 8:30pm

      • Instructors: Chef Stephanie Michalak, Turner Farm Chef and Culinary Manager
      • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
      • Topics: What is a Healthy Meal?, How to Plan a Nutritious Family Menu, Preparing and Cooking Healthy Meals


      • March 12, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

      Join us on March 12, 2020 for the Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium! Tickets on sale now! $99

      The program will start off with CZBG’s Scott Beuerlein giving a talk he’s pretty proud of. Dan Heims of Terra Nova fame called (a version of) it one of the best talks he’s ever heard, and Jerome from our Hort Team said it was like a TED talk. The talk will present a unique look at why and how good Horticulture benefits our well-being and our communities. No matter how good Scott is, he will then be immediately upstaged by Mark Fisher, the Zoo’s Vice President of Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability, or something like that. Whatever his title, he literally gives the best talks known to man, although Joe Boggs is pretty darn close. So why not have Joe Boggs from OSU’s Hamilton County Extension give a new and very cool talk? We’re also bringing in Peter MacDonagh, an Irish ex-pat living in Minnesota. He designs and studies green infrastructure projects the world over and will present success stories. Actually, “success stories” will be the loose theme for the day. Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Zoo will give a talk on success stories in plant introductions for sustainable purposes, which will also be excellent. One more slot TBA.

      Speakers include:

      • Peter MacDonagh, Director of Science & Design, Kestrel Design Group
      • Joe Boggs, Hamilton County OSU Extension
      • Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture, CZBG
      • Scott Beuerlein, Manager of Botanical Garden Outreach, CZBG
      • Mark Fisher, Vice President of Facilities and Sustainability, CZBG

      Speakers & Bios

      Registration begins at 8am, event begins at 9am with social hour and cash bar from 5-6pm.


      • March 12, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Let's explore how "Ohio Feeds the World" through fun hands-on activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

      No registration required- Free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 12, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Dan Beard Council, 10078 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

      State of the State of Mill Creek Waters March 12th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

      Are you interested in the health of the Mill Creek?  Then plan on attending The Mill Creek Alliance annual presentation to share results from the 2019 sampling season. The program will take place at the Dan Beard Council, 10078 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The program collects samples from throughout the Mill Creek main stem and tributaries.  The presentation will compare results from 2019 to results from 2011-2018 and highlight both water quality improvements and areas of concern.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.  If you have any questions, please email Anne at alyon@themillcreekalliance.org 



      • March 15, 2020
      • March 17, 2020
      • Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati OH

      This conference is organized by the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute (SWI) in cooperation with the Ohio Water Environment Association, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Stormwater Association, Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners, and the Water Research Foundation (WRF).


      WEF will host the National Stormwater Symposium this March. This symposium is crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector are discussed.

      Registration required.


      • March 15, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Rd Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      Have you ever considered growing and supplementing your food but lack a green thumb? Do you have dreams of suburban homesteading but don’t know where to start?

      Join our Gardener Jason Kamp as he shares his ideas on the topic, as well as provides a guided tour of our very own raised beds, hoop house, and market garden.

      This class is great for beginners and will cover basics and ideas on the following -

      • Building raised beds
      • Creating healthy soil and site preparation (using yard waste you already have!)
      • When to plant what vegetable and how...by direct seed or by starts, time of year, and spacing
      • Edible landscaping and edible perennials!
      • Garden tools, weeding, cover cropping, and more!

      This informative class will also provide take home information so you can grow your own healthy food!

      *No Refunds -Your ticket purchase helps in forwarding our non-profit mission to educate on sustainability, agriculture, nutrition, and the environment. Thank you from all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm!


      • March 15, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Who eats four leaf clovers on the farm? Come to Show and Tell to find out, build a trap for the farm leprechaun, have a delicious snack, and grow your own clover plant, too.

      No registration required- Free

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 16, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road
      Register

      The Green Umbrella Farm to School Impact Team would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming Farm to School planning event focused on developing Farm to School procurement solutions for school districts in our region.

      Date and Time: 

      Monday, March 16 from 1 to 4 PM

      Location:
      Gorman Heritage Farm
      10052 Reading Road
      Evendale, Ohio 45241

      The Farm is located behind the Daniel Beard Scout Center on Reading Road and we share the same driveway. The light is Formica Drive to the West and Gorman Heritage Farm Lane to the East.

      Objective:

      To bring representatives from our partner school districts together with other key stakeholders within the supply chain in order to share each district’s visions and goals, brainstorm on strategies to overcome barriers, and build consensus on which strategies to prioritize in terms of the development of regional resources. 

      The Farm to School Procurement Summit is possible due to the USDA Farm to School Planning Grant awarded to Green Umbrella in July 2019 to assist in the development of a regional Farm to School Action Plan in partnership with Campbell County Public Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, Little Miami Local School District, Mt. Healthy City Schools and West Clermont Local Schools. The goal of the grant is to develop implementable strategies for increasing local food in school menus, overcoming production and distribution barriers, integrating food production and nutrition education into classrooms, and better connecting the broader community to farm to school programming.

      Discussion Topics: 

      May include menu planning, leveraging buying coop resources, distribution and processing needs, grower development, kitchen assessments and marketing needs.  

      Agenda:

      • Welcome & Introductions

      • Long Term Vision & Barriers 

      • Brainstorming Break Out Sessions I - Demand  

      • Brainstorming Break Out Sessions II - Supply 

      • Break 

      • Priorities & Barriers 

      • Next Steps & Conclusion 

      • March 18, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Gardening Healthy Traditions: Perspectives on Nutrition & Food Preparation

      • Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 6pm-8pm

      • Instructors: Lisa C. Andrews, MEd, RD, LD Owner/Nutrition Consultant Sound Bites Nutrition, LLC and Greg Potter, Community Gardens Coordinator, Civic Garden Center

      • Cost: $15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      Put your garden to use! Join Lisa Andrews for an overview about nutrition and eating a healthy diet including whole foods, fruits and vegetables.  Additional topics covered include: growing, cooking, preserving, and eating healthy food. 

      Register here: https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=277fb483-8873-48d7-8d38-d4220584c8fe


      • March 19, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Who uses the materials from a nesting wreath? Come to this Show and Tell program to find out. We will make one to share with the animals at the farm and you can take one home too.

      No registration required- free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 19, 2020
      • 5:30 PM
      • THE UNIVERSITY CLUB 401 E. 4TH Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

      Organization: Xavier University

      Join us March 19 for a special FPLC event with Jason Gross, Executive Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

      Guests are welcome.

      Payment for the March 19 event can be made thru www.fplcohio.org 

      If you are unable to pay thru the site, payment can be taken at the event.  Please RSVP to Cynthia Cummins at cummins@xavier.edu

      THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY CLUB

      401 E. 4TH Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


      • March 19, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Lloyd Library and Museum 917 Plum Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Lloyd Library

      In a world of changing habitats and climate, scientists are developing strategies and methods to ensure that the world does not lose the diversity of plants that are so vital to human existence.  This lecture will look at these methods, from large seed banking efforts to technologies that can be harnessed where seed banking leaves off, and will ask the question, “Can we save all species of plants for future generations?”

      Dr. Valerie Pence is Director of Plant research at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and renowned expert.

      Free and open to the public. Registration required. Door open at 6:30


      • March 21, 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • "Huffman Park 2100 John Gray Road Fairfield OH 45014"

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Let's go on a hunt--a scavenger hunt! Use clues to find your away around Huffman Park and explore what the park has to offer. Join in to discover a fun time! Please dress warmly. Meet at Shelter A.

      Registration Requested, Walk-ups Welcome. Free!

      Call 513-867-5348 to register

      • March 21, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

      Animal Encounter with Great Parks

      Saturday, March 21; 1:00pm – 2:00pm

      Kirby Nature Center

      Do you love animals just as much as we do at WWC? Come join us at Kirby Nature Center for a free close encounter with animals of the Great Parks of Hamilton County. We will get to see and hear about 3 ambassador animals that could live right in your back yard!
      To register for this fun event, go to https://forms.gle/ZQmCLTcM3Z4EMQji9

      Location2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

      Have QuestionsContact Ariannah Lambert at ariannahlambert@outlook.com for more information


      • March 21, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • Kirby Nature Center, 2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      Animal Encounter with Great Parks

      Saturday, March 21; 1:00pm – 2:00pm

      Kirby Nature Center

      Do you love animals just as much as we do at WWC? Come join us at Kirby Nature Center for a free close encounter with animals of the Great Parks of Hamilton County. We will get to see and hear about 3 ambassador animals that could live right in your back yard!
      To register for this fun event, go to https://forms.gle/ZQmCLTcM3Z4EMQji9

      Location2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

      Have QuestionsContact Ariannah Lambert at ariannahlambert@outlook.com for more information


      • March 21, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Hayfields Orchard 8835 Old Indian Hill Road Cincinnati, OH 45243

      Organization: Turner Farm

      Fruit Tree Grafting
      Saturday, March 21, 1 - 3pm
      Instructor: David K Koester, UK Extension Boone County

      A hands-on workshop in grafting fruit trees - participants will receive instruction in the different techniques of grafting fruit trees.  Rootstock, scionwood as well as tools will be provided for participants to graft their own fruit trees.   Participants will leave with several newly grafted fruit trees to plant at home or in community gardens.
      Fee: $20.

      Location:
      Hayfields Orchard
      8835 Old Indian Hill Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45243

      How to Register:
      To register visit our website:
      https://turnerfarm.org/adult-education/

      Or contact Peter Huttinger: peter@turnerfarm.org

      Proceeds from the workshops will benefit the Turner Farm Community Garden Program.


      • March 21, 2020
      • 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM
      • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

      Looking for a romantic Saturday night out under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours. You'll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season’s planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else.

      If the weather does not permit viewing, we’ll have fun showing you around the universe at behind the scenes at the Observatory.

      Admission is $25 per person

      Space is limited. Adults only.

      To make reservations Sign Up Online or call 513-321-5186.


      • March 22, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      What kind of rocks do we have at the farm? Do you know where they came from? Through fun experiments, hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack we will explore sedimentary, metamorphosis, and igneous rocks.  

      No registration required- free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 24, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Spring Backyard Composting

      • Date: Tuesday, March 24th, 6-7:30pm

      • Instructor: Kylie Johnson, Green Learning Station Coordinator

      • Cost: $15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      Do you want to start a compost pile but have no idea how to even begin? Come learn the basics about composting to get you started. This class is an excellent introduction to why we compost, different styles of composting, and how to compost.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=16c72cc5-2c3c-4953-b5ba-2e67c145d2c8


      • March 25, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • The University of Cincinnati, Nippert West Pavilion, 2700 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219

      Organization: University of Cincinnati


      • March 25, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Seed Starting and Thriving Garden Practices

      Date: Wednesday, March 25th, 6pm-8pm

      Instructor: Greg Potter, Community Gardens Coordinator, Civic Garden Center

      Cost: $15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      Learn the process of starting plants from seed both indoors and out. In addition this class will cover the topics of crop rotation, beneficial insects, weeding, mulching and more.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=4bcb85ee-eb94-4583-a3fa-e782e9973768


      • March 26, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Let's help the little red hen on the farm. Participate in a puppet play, craft, and snack to explore how bread is made along with live animal demonstrations, too. 

      No registration required- Free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 26, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Rd Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      The KY State Apiarist discusses bee swarm biology basics, some steps to prevent swarms, and also some tips to catching swarms.

      Click here for ticket information

      • March 26, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      The Basics of Grafting: Learn to Graft Apple Trees

      • Date: Thursday, March 26th, 6pm-8pm

      • Instructor: Dave Koester, UK Boone County Extension Services

      • Cost: $15 (Free for CGC volunteers, call us to register.)

      Description: Learn the basics of grafting apple trees. David Koester of the UK Boone County Extension Service will provide instruction in the different techniques for grafting apple trees. The rootstock, scionwood and tools needed to graft apple trees will be provided.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=514d536d-f884-406d-a716-1b80d8c985cf


      • March 26, 2020
      • April 23, 2020
      • 2 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive
      Register

      Join others passionate about sustainability at Green Umbrella's book club where we explore cutting edge regenerative thought leadership.

      For our Spring 2020 book we have selected "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis" by Christina Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, the architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

      Learn more: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48327106-the-future-we-choose

      The book comes out on February 25, 2020 and is available for pre-order. If you call Joseph-Beth to pre-order the book you will receive a 20% discount (513) 396-8960.

      We will discuss the first half of the book on March 26 and the second half on April 23. If there is sufficient interest to warrant doing so, we will create another set of meet-up dates and split into two groups - so if these dates do not work for you please post a comment or email charlie@greenumbrella.org.

      • March 28, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
      • "Gilmore MetroPark Bilstein Boulevard Area 8300 Bilstein Boulevard Hamilton OH 45015"

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Rookeries are so important, but why? Join us at the beautiful Gilmore Ponds MetroPark for an unfor-egg-able birding experience. Participate in a hike around the ponds to view the nesting colonies where young are raised, and observe the waterfowl species that call this area home. Come out to Gilmore and have a blast!
      Hon-nest!

      No registration required- free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 28, 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • "Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area 5701 Reigart Road Fairfield Township OH 45011"

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Get some fresh air with us as we search for signs of spring! We’ll be exploring part of Rentschler Forest MetroPark looking for spring wildflowers such as Trout Lily! Did you know the name comes from the mottled pattern found on the leaves?

      No registration required- Free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 28, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      Unless you’re from Canada, you probably never thought of drinking syrup. But making sap wine is a time-honored tradition that harkens back to the days of our forefathers. Stop on by Gorman Heritage Farm and learn how to make this delicious and simple wine that is sure to please everyone (over a certain age) at your families next pancake breakfast!

      This class will teach you how to make any type of wine while demonstrating Sap Wine making using sap from the Farm. Wine takes a month to ferment, so you will be invited back to try it when we bottle. There will be wine to try from prior classes on the Farm such as Sweet Potato Wine & Mint Wine. You may also bring your own wine to enjoy while watching the demonstration. The sap wine will not be available for drinking during this program, but you will learn how to make it along with other kinds of wine.

      *No Refunds -Your ticket purchase helps in forwarding our non-profit mission to educate on sustainability, agriculture, nutrition, and the environment. Thank you from all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm!

      Get your tickets here!



      • March 28, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
      • 700 Pete Rose Ave W, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1802, United States

      Organization: CORA

      The 2020 Trailblazers Ball will raise funds to help establish the Mount Airy Skills Park – a combination beginner skills course and beginner natural surface trail to complement Mount Airy Forest's existing multi-use trails.

      **Limited number of tickets available. Last year we sold out. This year will be bigger and better. Don't miss out!

      Individual tickets are $75 each and include:
      - open bar
      - hors d’oeuvres
      - delicious food stations
      - music and dancing
      - games
      - both a silent and live auction

      More information to come!

      • March 29, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      The farm has gone to the dogs for this Show and Tell. Let's explore the roles of working dogs and how important they are on the farm through hands-on activities, craft and snack. We will visit with the farm animals, too.

      No registration required- free!

      513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

      • March 29, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Buckeye Trace Preserve, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      Hike At Buckeye Trace

      Sunday, March 29th; 2:00pm to 3:30pm

      Buckeye Trace Preserve

      Please join us for a spring hike at our Buckeye Trace Preserve on Sunday, March 29. This preserve is a gem in the making (quite well along actually). It has a well-maintained trail system (with trail signs), includes a spectacular view of the Ohio River valley and has an interesting historical story. There will be lots of spring wild flowers blooming by then.

      How to get there: The driveway is on the east side of Hillside Avenue a hundred feet or so north of Rockaway. This is a little over a quarter mile north of where Rapid Run Road intersects with Hillside. Look for the WWC sign which is visible from the street. The portion of the driveway going up from the street is concrete, but the rest is gravel. There is a small gravel parking lot near the trailhead suitable for about 10 cars. If you don’t want to drive on gravel, you can park on Rockaway close to Hillside and walk up. There are plenty of additional of parking on Rockaway and other side streets.

      Parking is limited, so register to join here: https://forms.gle/3UEE8SnXyM3AHysTA

      Location:  6446 Hillside Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45233

      Have QuestionsContact Tim Sisson at hikertim419@gmail.com for more information


      • March 30, 2020
      • 5:00 PM
      • NKU Science Center, 207

      Organization: Northern Kentucky University


      • March 31, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      Backyard Composting Seminar with HCRSWD

      Tuesday, March 31; 6:30pm-8:00pm

      Kirby Nature Center

      Composting your yard and food waste is a great way to divert waste from the landfill and to make your own fertilizer for your yard. However, we all know starting your own compost pile can be intimidating or you may have a few questions about the whole process. Join WWC at Kirby Nature Center for a seminar by Hamilton County Recycling and Waste District, where they will teach us all about backyard composting! This seminar is free and each family will be given one free kitchen collector to help you on your way. Register now by calling (513) 946-7746 or emailing: angela.river@hamilton-co.org Angela Rivera, the Outreach Specialist at HCRSWD.


      • April 01, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • pin 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1617, United States

      Organization: UC Sustainability

      Civic Garden Center Tour

      The Civic Garden Center (CGC) is a non-profit horticultural resource whose mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1942, the CGC is the only organization of its kind in our region. Our administrative office building is located at 2715 Reading Road on the former estate of Cornelius J. Hauck. Here we host classes, a horticultural library, several gardens for visitors to enjoy free of charge, the Green Learning Station and an outdoor compost classroom; the building and grounds are available for event and meeting rental. Off the main campus, the CGC has supported the development and continued success of over 50 community and children’s gardens throughout the city. Our outreach efforts include the Community Gardens, Youth Education and School Gardens programs. The CGC offers these programs at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of our donors, private and government grants and corporate sponsorships.

      Meet at the UC Bike Kitchen at 1:15pm to walk over together.

      • April 01, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Seed Saving & Sharing

      • Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 6pm-8pm

      • Instructor: Ben Cohen, founder of Michigan Seed Library and seed supplier to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

      • Cost: $15 ($5 for CGC volunteers.)

      You have seen the stunning varieties in the Baker Creek catalog, come meet one of the suppliers that makes that beauty happen. Join us for a fun and informative seed saving workshop! Learn how to harvest, clean and store seeds from many of your favorite garden vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, beans and more! Use this information to help you decide which varieties to plant this year! This lecture will include live demonstrations on many techniques as well as hands on learning opportunities for those in attendance. 

      Ben Cohen, author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver and wanderer.  Founder of Michigan Seed Library, he has worked to establish nearly seventy seed library programs. Ben offers workshops and lectures nationally on the benefits of living closer to the land. He finds himself at home wherever his hands are in the soil, sowing the seeds of yesterday to reap the bountiful harvest of tomorrow. Ben will also be signing copies of his book, From Our Seeds and Their Keepers, after the workshop.

      Register here:https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=f6728279-6d7f-493f-b58d-0a3dd09c4b2d


      • April 01, 2020
      • 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
      • Lincoln Grant Scholar House, 824 Greenup St, Covington KY 41011

      Organization: Northern Kentucky University


      • April 02, 2020
      • April 05, 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village, 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45219

      Organization: The University of Cincinnati


      • April 04, 2020
      • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Imago, 700 Enright Avenue

      Organization: Imago

      This is a stimulating and illuminating one day course that teaches residents and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing fracking, pipelines, GMOs, etc). It shows how we can confront corporate control and state preemption on a powerful single front: the rights of communities and non-human nature. Further information about the Democracy School available here.

      Presenter: Tish O’Dell, Ohio Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund since 2013. Tish co-founded the grass-roots organization in Broadview Heights, OH, that successfully campaigned to adopt a Charter amendment creating a Community Bill of Rights banning gas drilling and fracking in 2012. Tish is also the current president of the Ohio Community Rights Network and still resides in Broadview Hts., Ohio.

      Cost for this event: $50. Includes manual and lunch. There are partial scholarships available.

      Please register by March 28.


      • April 04, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Mckie Community Garden (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)

      Organization: Turner Farm

      The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is committed to connecting people to their food through new collaborative methods and innovative urban land use with an emphasis on sustainable biological agricultural practices, experiential learning and civic engagement.

      To inspire and sustain a lifetime of gardening, our training approach to home and community vegetable gardens is rooted in classes that provide a foundation of knowledge and hands-on gardening projects in community gardens. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

      In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program, participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

      Class 5 – Garden Practicum: Preparing Garden Beds, Seed Sowing and Composting
      Saturday, April 4, 10:00am – 1:00pm

      • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
      • Location: Mckie Community Garden (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
      • April 06, 2020
      • 6:00 PM
      • Lindner Hall 1410

      Organization: UC Sustainability

      • Join us to hear from Susan Pinney Phd. on the implications of PFOA’s on environmental and human health.
      • 6pm, Lindner Hall 1410


      • April 13, 2020
      • 6:00 PM
      • TUC Cinema, University of Cincinnati

      Organization: UC Sustainability

      • A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life.
      • 6pm, TUC Cinema


      • April 15, 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • 3000 Glendora Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1918, United States