Through education and example, we nurture understanding of the rhythms of nature, and our place in the natural world, fostering recognition of personal responsibility for stewardship of the land, ourselves and development of a nurturing community. From the Turner Farm Mission Statement

Turner Farm’s adult educational programing provides practical and affordable education in order to build a vibrant and thriving food and farming community in the Greater Cincinnati region.

We offer hands-on organic growing, land stewardship and natural exploration classes designed to enlighten, inspire and increase the success of gardeners and farmers in our region.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.

UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness Presents:

Wellness at Turner Farm Community Education Series

Turner Farm 2018 Gardening Series

Registration is now open for classes in the 2018 Gardening Series. All classes are $20.

For questions about the classes, contact Melinda O’Briant, Turner Farm Adult Education Director, at

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Warm up with fresh bread and a bowl of soup and ask our panel of growing experts any questions you might have. This year’s expert panel will be moderated by Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm’s Community Garden Program Director. Other panelists will include Kate Cook, Garden Manager at Carriage House Farm, and Turner Farm’s own Joshua Jones and Melinda O’Briant.

This group of local growing experts will be prepared to discuss favorite seed varieties, tips or dealing with pests, planting methods and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and have your specific questions addressed!


Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-8 p.m.

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Turner Farm’s Community Garden Manager, Joshua Jones will teach the fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management. IPM is a multifaceted management system that uses a multitude of techniques, to minimize health and environmental risks.

The class will also teach you how to identify and manage common garden insects, both beneficial and pest. We will also discuss the use of organic pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides and how to apply them when they are needed.


Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Turner Farm Studio Barn

What herbs should you plant with tomatoes? How can you group vegetable plantings in order to fight pests?

Join us at Turner Farm for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity featuring renowned grower Kate Cook, garden manager at Carriage House Farm. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and growing expertise to help participants better understand practical strategies for grouping plants to maximize beneficial relationships.

Don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the best!


Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Enjoy the satisfaction of starting your own vegetable, herbs, and flowers from seed. Starting from seeds affords growers a better selection of plant varieties at a lower cost. Learn and experience the basics and special techniques of this rewarding hobby. The class will cover which plants should be started from seed, which seeds should be planted directly in the ground and the best timing techniques for both strategies. Class members will plunge hands into the fluffy potting soil, and pot up to six plants to take home and nurture.


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