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.

Turner Farm 2017 Teaching Kitchen

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Lunch and Learn: Listening to Your Gut

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, July 25

Our final Lunch and Learn series, “Listening to Your Gut,” will teach participants the importance of digestive system health and the best food to promote a healthy tummy.

In this hands-on class, Turner Farm’s new Chef and Culinary Manager Stephanie Michalak will show you how to make gut-friendly foods, including kimchi and sauerkraut. Stephanie’s unique blend of culinary and nutritional knowledge will help you increase digestive health in the most delicious ways imaginable.

The class will also feature a light, delicious lunch for you to savor and a “scoby” to take home to start your own batch of belly-friendly kombucha.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to welcome a newfound, delicious and healthy appreciation for digestive well-being into your life.

Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn

Cost: $50

Bread Baking with Sarah Black

2-4 p.m., Saturday, July 8

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen is proud to host Sarah Black, author of the world-famous One Dough, Ten Breads, for a special hands-on baking class from 2-4 pm, Saturday July 8.

Sarah Black is a passionate baker and an inspirational teacher/trainer with twenty-five years of professional baking experience. She helped to found two of the first artisanal bakeries in New York, Tom Cat Bakery and Ecce Panis, and for ten years owned and operated her own successful wholesale bread business called Companio Breads.

She has consulted for bakeries large and small across the United States, and in 2016 moved from NYC back to her home state of Ohio where she helped to open Flowers and Bread in Columbus.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the great talents in the world of artisan bread baking. Recipes for continued success in baking bread will be provided! Space is limited.

Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn

Cost: $85.00

Turner Farm 2017 Gardening Series

Registration is now open for the first classes of the 2017 Gardening Series. All classes are $15.

For questions about the classes, contact Melinda O’Briant, Turner Farm Adult Education Director, at melinda@turnerfarm.org

Wednesday, September 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Learn to put cover crops to work for you this fall and winter! Cover crops suppress weeds, kill disease organisms, add nitrogen to soil and make your garden more productive and healthy next season. Melinda O’Briant will cover when, why and how to use cover crops. Each participant will receive enough fall cover crop seed to cover 200 sq. ft. of garden space.

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30-8 p.m.

Come to Turner Farm for a how-to gardening class taught by our own Melinda O’Briant. Plant now to have salads all winter. With fewer pests and weeds, it’s easy to grow lettuce and spinach in cooler weather. We will also discuss other fall and winter crops, including carrots, broccoli, kale, cilantro, arugula and more.  All levels of experience are welcome!

Would you like a Garden Bed for Your Home?

Learn-Grow-Earn Program

Participation in the Learn-Grow-Earn Program is an option for gardeners who would like to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.  Turner Farm provides, at no charge, the resources to build a raised 4×8 foot cedar garden bed.

The requirements to receive a home garden bed are attending the classes and thirty (30) hours of participation in the practicum garden training, volunteer work in a community garden and helping to build beds for others.

For more information, contact Peter Huttinger at peter@turnerfarm.org