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Gardening & Culinary Workshops

Programs

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!

October 2022

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
12:00 pm3:00 pm
Athens County Public Library, Athens branch

CFI will be joining in the Fall Festival fun by making seed mosaics that are beautiful as a window decoration, necklace, or ornament! Great for kids of all ages!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6:00 pm7:00 pm
Glouster Memorial Park

In 2020-2021 OSU, CFI, and RA worked together to launch a series of surveys about household food sourcing strategies, food security, nutrition, and health among households in Southeast Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are planning a series of events throughout Athens County to share key findings and get community insight on how the data can be used to inform local food system efforts in this region. Each event will include a meal.

Saturday, October 8, 2022
2:00 pm4:00 pm
The Plains Indian Mound Festival

CFI will be offering a craft at the annual Indian Mound Festival in The Plains. Great for kids or adults! Stop by the new shelter house at the festival any time 2pm-4pm on Saturday and make an ornament/necklace using seeds!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
6:00 pm7:00 pm
Nelsonville Public Library

In 2020-2021 OSU, CFI, and RA worked together to launch a series of surveys about household food sourcing strategies, food security, nutrition, and health among households in Southeast Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are planning a series of events throughout Athens County to share key findings and get community insight on how the data can be used to inform local food system efforts in this region. Each event will include a meal.


Thank You to All of Our Community Collaborations and Sponsors!

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