Guide to Going Green

Upcoming classes, markets and events for a natural-leaning lifestyle

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17

CORV Local Food Guide Release Party: Celebrate the release of the Central Ohio River Valley Local Foods Initiative 2013 guide (found inside this paper). 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Park + Vine, 1201 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, parkandvine.com.

THURSDAY APRIL 18

Party for the Planet: An Earth Day Celebration: Local green businesses and organizations come together to share their expertise and resources about living more sustainably. 4-8:30 p.m. Free admission after 5 p.m.; $8 for parking. Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.

Gardening for Small Spaces: Flower Tower and Herb and Vegetable Gardening: 6:30-8 p.m. Free. The Home Depot, 520 Ohio Pike, Beechmont, 513-688-1654, workshops.homedepot.com.

FRIDAY APRIL 19

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market: 3-7 p.m. Fridays. Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cheviot, lewfm.org.

SATURDAY APRIL 20

Earth Day at Sawyer Point: Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day with free kids’ activities (recycling games, costume contests, plays and a parade), environmental education (lectures on composting, sustainability and recycling by the likes of Marvin’s Organic Gardens), entertainment (Wild Carrot, Hickory Root, Magnolia Mountain) and more at Sawyer Point’s “One Earth … One Chance” themed jubilee. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 805 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, cincinnatiearthday.com.

Water Conservation Series: Build a Rain Barrel: Learn how to convert and install a 55-gallon barrel. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave., Price Hill, 513-921-5124, imagoearth.org.

Propagating Herbs Class: A hands-on intro to growing herbs at home. Leave the class with a plant and pot of seeds. 10 a.m.-noon. $10. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Indian Hill, 513-891-4227, green-acres.org.

Findlay Market Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaymarket.org.

Make Your Own Kombucha: Create your own effervescent, fermented tea with a home-brewing system. 9:30 a.m. $10. Park + Vine, 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, parkandvine.com.

SUNDAY APRIL 21

Organic Vegetable Gardening: 2-4 p.m. $10. Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Clifton, 513-221-0981, civicgardencenter.org.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24

Northside Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays. North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, northside.net.

THURSDAY APRIL 25

Madeira Farmers Market: 3:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. Until May at the Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 800 Miami Ave., Madeira, madeirafarmersmarket.com.

FRIDAY APRIL 26

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market: 3-7 p.m. Fridays. Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cheviot, lewfm.org.

SATURDAY APRIL 27

Spring Bird Walk: Guided walk. Bring binoculars. 8 a.m. Free for members. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, cincynature.org.

Cultivating Mushrooms Outdoors: Cultivate mushrooms outdoors using stumps, logs, mulch beds, burlap bags and other materials. 9-11 a.m. $20. Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Clifton, 513-221-0981, civicgardencenter.org.

Native Bees for Your Yard: A Do-It-Yourself How-To Class for Families: 2-3:30 p.m. $10 per family. Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Clifton, 513-221-0981, civicgardencenter.org.

DIY Rain Barrel Workshop: 9-11:30 a.m. $25 for Butler County residents; $45 for non-county residents. Register at butlerswcd.org by April 19. Butler Soil and Water Conservation District, 1802 Princeton Road, Suite 300, Hamilton, butlerswcd.org.

Back to Nature: Discover Nature: The Cincinnati Nature Center’s premier fundraising gala. Cocktails, dinner, dessert and raffles. 6 p.m. $150. Krippendorf Lodge, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, cincynature.org.

VogueVert Trunk Show and Fundraiser: Fundraiser for the eco-conscious luxury goods provider. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, voguevert.com.

WEDNESDAY MAY 1

Northside Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays. North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, northside.net.

THURSDAY MAY 2

Madeira Farmers Market: 3:30-7 p.m. 7011 Miami Ave., Madeira, madeirafarmersmarket.com.

FRIDAY MAY 3

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market: eCycleIT will be on hand to collect outdated electronics to recycle. 3-7 p.m. Fridays. Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cheviot, lewfm.org.

Civic Garden Center Preview Party and Plant Sale: Dinner and dessert by the bite with wine and beer. Attendees get first dibs on Civic Garden Center plants. 6-10 p.m. $50; $40 in advance. Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Clifton, civicgardencenter.org.

Cincinnati Nature Center Flower and Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, cincynature.org.

SATURDAY MAY 4 

Covington Farmers Market: The 2013 season launch party. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Corner of Court Street and Park Place, Covington, covingtonky.gov.

Savor the Season Farm to Table Demonstrations: Local chefs show off seasonal dishes as well as demonstrations on how to prepare them. Farm tour included. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 adults; $5 kids and seniors. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, gormanfarm.org/savor

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Plant-a-Palooza: Plant sale and family-friendly green activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Free for members. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, cincynature.org.

Edible Plant Hike: 2 p.m. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, cincynature.org.

Cooking with Herbs: Chef Joanne Drilling has some quick tips on using herbs to create culinary treats. Tasting samples provided. 3 p.m. $5 members; $7.50 non-members. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford,
cincynature.org.

Water Conservation Series: Rain Gardens: Learn to design, install and maintain a rain garden. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave., Price Hill, 513-921-5124, imagoearth.org.

Montgomery Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Montgomery Elementary, 9609 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, montgomeryfarmersmarket.org.

TUESDAY MAY 7

Wyoming Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Opening day. Oak on the Village Green, 425 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, wyomingfarmersmarket.net.

WEDNESDAY MAY 8

Northside Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays. North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, northside.net.

FRIDAY MAY 10

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market: The program chair/professor of renewable energy studies at Cincinnati State will be on hand at the market to discuss kicking the fossil fuel habit. 3-7 p.m. Fridays. Free. Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cheviot, lewfm.org.

MONDAY MAY 13

Container Gardens Indoors and Out: Learn the basics of container planting for ornamental and edible plants. 6-8 p.m. $10. Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Clifton, 513-221-0981, civicgardencenter.org.

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