The Turner Farm Community Garden Program

The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is committed to connecting people to their food through new collaborative methods and innovative urban land use with an emphasis on sustainable biological agricultural practices, experiential learning and civic engagement.

At present the Turner Farm Community Garden Program supports four community gardens: the East End Community Garden, the East Price Hill Community Garden, the Franciscan Community Garden, and the Winton Terrace Community Garden

We are always researching community interest, need and existing garden programs in other neighborhoods with the goal of identifying and reaching out to residents, potential organizations and diverse populations with whom to collaborate. The purpose of our research is to avoid duplication of existing services and most importantly to better understand and identify neighborhoods with an interest in community-based gardening.

Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home & Community Gardener

This is a series of six classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Mckie Recretaion Center.

During the six sessions we will learn garden basics together in a Mckie Recreation Center classroom and with hands-on practicum sessions taking place at the Mckie Community Garden and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, planning a garden, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, healthy eating and nutrition, and when and how to harvest as well as store your garden bounty.

To inspire and sustain a lifetime of gardening, our training approach to home and community vegetable gardens is rooted in classes that provide a foundation of knowledge and hands-on gardening projects in community gardens. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program, participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE and open to the public.

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Class 1 – Gardening in Partnership with Nature
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 – 8:30pm

  • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
  • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
  • Topics: Best Practices for Natural and Sustainable Gardening, Garden Layout, Site and Soil Evaluation, Seed Starting

Class 2 – Cultivating a Healthy Garden
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 – 8:30pm

  • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
  • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
  • Topics: Composting and Healthy Soil, Crop Rotation, Inter-planting and Succession Planting, Transplanting Annual Vegetables and Perennial Plants, Preparing and planting Potatoes

Class 3 – Create Your Garden Plan
Wednesday, March 4, 7 – 8:30pm

  • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
  • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
  • Topics: Pest Management, Prevention and Organic Solutions, Introduction to Season Extension. Companion Planting, Cover Crops and Green Manures

Class 4 – Health & Wellness / Cooking & Storing your Harvest
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 – 8:30pm

  • Instructors: Chef Stephanie Michalak, Turner Farm Chef and Culinary Manager
  • Location: Mckie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)
  • Topics: What is a Healthy Meal?, How to Plan a Nutritious Family Menu, Preparing and Cooking Healthy Meals

Class 5 – Garden Practicum: Preparing Garden Beds, Seed Sowing and Composting
Saturday, April 4, 10:00am – 1:00pm

  • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
  • Location: Mckie Community Garden (1655 Chase Ave., Cincinnati OH 45223)

Class 6 – Garden Practicum: Planting and Cultivation Techniques
Saturday, May 23, 10:00am – 1:00pm

  • Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program
  • Location: Price Hill Community Garden (956 Purcell Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45205)

For additional information, please contact:
Peter Huttinger
Turner Farm Community Garden Program
peter@turnerfarm.org
513-328-0100

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