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Gardening & Culinary Workshops


What Kinds of Workshops Do We Put On?

Through our Gardens and Donation Station programs, 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.

Workshops are free to CFI members and community garden members. For the general public, we invite a $5 donation to attend a workshop. We typically do not require an RSVP for workshops. There are some exceptions for workshops with limited space, in which case we will offer registration.

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!

March 2023

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
5:00 pm6:00 pm
Athens County Public Library
30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701

Join the Grow & Share Team! Come learn about volunteer opportunities at CFI, AND learn how to start your own seeds indoors!"

Saturday, March 4, 2023
11:00 am12:00 pm
Athens County Public Library, Glouster
20 Toledo Street
Glouster, OH 45732

Join the Grow & Share Team! Come learn about volunteer opportunities at CFI, Veggie Van, AND learn how to start your own seeds indoors!"

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
11:00 am1:00 pm
Nelson Court at OU

CFI will be sharing samples of a recipe featuring seasonal produce along with recipe cards! We'll also have information about CFI and volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, March 30, 2023
4:30 pm5:30 pm
Baker 231 at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The Nature Conservancy will be speaking on the topic of Sustainable Agriculture: Mimicking Nature and Promoting Community. Come out for this exciting session, part of the mini-summit series hosted by the Farm to Ohio Working Group. Open to the public.

Thank You to All of Our Community Collaborations and Sponsors!