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.
2019 Gardening Class Series
Join us at Turner Farm for exciting and informative gardening classes taught by expert growers.
A Conversation with Farmers and Market Gardeners
6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, January 23
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 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!
In and Outside the Box: Growing Organically
10 am-2 pm, Saturday, April 27
Come ready to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables in a raised wood bed. A wood raised garden bed, filled with a mixture of soil and compost, is a convenient and effective way for home gardeners to grow fresh healthy food. Although there are other techniques and bed designs that are appropriate for the home gardener, these designs borrow from traditional market gardening techniques and Permaculture practices, and will be discussed in the class.
During the class construction of a 4×8 foot cedar bed will be demonstrated. Additional topics will include choosing the right lumber and soil mix for the garden bed as well as building healthy soil using compost and green manure crops. The class is accompanied by an instructional handout.