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 2017 Gardening Series

Registration is now open for 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 27, 6:30-8 p.m.

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Van Gogh would be envious of what you’ll do with sunflowers in Melinda O’Briant’s second floral arrangement class of the season. Bring your own large container such as a watering can, bucket or jar and Turner Farm will provide the rest! Learn how to make Turner Farm’s stunning sunflowers into a beautiful display for your home.

$35/participant 

Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 p.m.

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Take a walk in Turner Farm’s flower garden with Melinda O’Briant and choose your own fall flowers and foliage. Miniature pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet! You can choose a pumpkin or something from home as your floral container. Turner Farm will supply the rest!

This Class is Sold Out

$35/participant

Make It, Take It: Flower Arranging at The Madeira Farmers Market

Turner Farm’s award winning floral designer, Melinda O’Briant, will lead this class on creating beautiful floral arrangements in clear vases and jars. With tips and assistance from Melinda, participants will create their own masterpiece to take home or give as a gift. A great selection of Turner Farm cultivated and wild fall flowers and foliages will be provided along with containers for building a beautiful bouquet.

Melinda will lead two sessions, the first at 4 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Madeira Farmers Market, Dawson Rd., Madeira OH 45243

Cost: $15

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday, Sep 28

Madeira Farmers Market, Dawson Rd., Madeira OH 45243

$15/participant 

Buy tickets for Make It, Take It: Flower Arranging at the Madeira Farmer's Market (Part 1)

5:00 – 6:00 pm, Thursday, Sep 28

Madeira Farmers Market, Dawson Rd., Madeira OH 45243

$15/participant 

Buy tickets for Make It, Take It: Flower Arranging at the Madeira Farmer's Market (Part 2)

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Series

Stress has been called the health epidemic of the 21st century. This four-week series provides an introduction to these simple, yet transformational practices to bring stress-reducing mindful awareness into your life.

Week One: Introduction to mindfulness, orientation to the breath, and a practice for rest and relaxation.

Week Two: Body scan meditation. Meditation on the breath. Practice for rest and relaxation.

Week Three: Practice for times of high stress or anger. Meditation on breath, sensations, and sound . Practice for rest and relaxation.

Week Four: Practice for decreased stress and increased compassion. Meditation on breath, sensations, sounds and thoughts. Practice for rest and relaxation.

When: Wednesday 1-3 PM; October 17th, 24th, 31st, and November 7th

Cost for Participants: $200 for the 4-week series, $55 for a drop-in

For questions about the classes, contact Meriden Peters at meriden.peters4@gmail.com

When: Wednesday nights, 1-3 p.m.; October 17, 24, 31, and November 7

Cost: $200/participant

When: 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, October 17

Cost: $55/participant

When: 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, October 24

Cost: $55/participant

When: 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, October 31

Cost: $55/participant

When: 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, November 7

Cost: $55/participant

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