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Gardening & Culinary Workshops


What Kinds of Workshops Do We Put On?

CFI offers a variety of workshops throughout the year with topics covering garden planning, planting, harvesting, and food preparation. We seek to provide hands-on opportunities to build wellness, knowledge, and skills in the garden and kitchen. Examples of a few of our past workshops include fruit tree pruning and grafting, seed saving, seasonal cooking, food preservation, cover crops, and season extension techniques.

Community Gardeners and CFI members receive workshop updates by email. The general public can learn about workshops on our events calendar or on social media.  For most workshops, we invite a donation on a sliding scale to attend. 

Share Your Expertise

Our workshops are peer to peer, meaning that we recruit community members to host them. We love to facilitate the sharing of unique expertise and how it relates to the Appalachian region. If you have a workshop suggestion or are interested in leading your own workshop, please contact us.

Upcoming Workshops

Follow us on Facebook or view the calendar below for our list of upcoming workshops and updates on changes in time or location!

June 2024

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Saturday, June 1, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
95 W Washington St
Nelsonville Public Library
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Learn how to attract and support pollinators with native plants. Bring a notebook, writing utensil and garden gloves as we will be working with soil and seeds.

Sara Lennert has a background in Wildlife Conservation Biology and has worked in the Athens and Hocking County area since 2016. She runs her own business creating landscaping with native plants that support wildlife.

This workshop is offered at no charge and is open to the public. Please register by May 28. For more information, contact

*This is not a library-sponsored event.*

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
5:00 pm7:00 pm
500 Hope Drive
Athens, OH 45701

Join us to learn how to maximize your yield while gardening in a small space.

Ronda Clark owns Blackberry Sage Farm in Ames Township, Ohio. She grows vegetables, fruits, berries, and nuts with an interest in permaculture, seed saving, and heirloom varieties.

This workshop is offered at no charge and is open to the public. Please register by May 31. For more information, contact