Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Hands on seed starting.
Learn seed starting and build your own seed starting system to take home.
The workshop is free but registration is required.
Please contact City Rising Farm to register.
Thumbnail image photo credit: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 01:00 PM
We aren't fretting about a little snow on the ground today, we're busy thinking about our favorite event of the year, our annual Spring Seed Swap, presented in partnership with our friends at the Cleveland Seed Bank!! For the third year in a row, gardeners of all experience levels are welcome to come share seeds, stories and learn from each other!
We'll have experts doling out the smarts on various gardening topics, bee house making and free milkweed seedlings to help our incredibly important pollinators!! (Hands up, who wants more butterflies!! We do!!)
Refreshments and live tunes will be on hand, and of course loads of new spring goods here in the shop.
No seeds are needed to attend, and we welcome all manner of homesteading projects too- kombucha scobies, sourdough starters, cheese cultures, you name it!
Keep an eye out for updates here, we've got so much goodness in store for the Swap this season. Can't wait to see you!!
*Tickets are not required
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Mark your calendars for the first-ever ioby convening in Cleveland, bringing YOU, community leaders and activists, together to learn about inequality in urban planning and to share tools to build safer and more equitable public spaces in Cleveland. Presenter and location details to follow very shortly.
(program preceded by an optional ioby project walking tour 11am-12:30pm)
For more information, click here.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM through March 31, 2017
This three day school will be helpful to anyone who purchases, plants or cares for trees in a commercial or public landscape. The three days are divided between classroom and hands on outdoor learning experiences.
For more information click here
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 02:00 PM
The ZeroWasteNEO working group invites you to attend this brief workshop focused on reducing or eliminating waste from events. Anyone involved in event planning and execution, including event organizers and staff, venue coordinators and caterers, should attend this informative workshop to learn about planning strategies and product alternatives to reduce waste from events. Information is applicable for large and small events. The event is free, however registration is required.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM
In the late 1800s Cleveland was known as “The Forest City” because of the wealth of trees that characterized the city. Not anymore. “Pittsburgh 40 – Cleveland 19” sounds like another loss to the Steelers, but it’s the comparison of percent tree canopy in each city. That’s right: Pittsburgh has more than twice the tree cover as Cleveland. But what does this have to do with the “livability” of a city? That’s the question that this year’s Hope for the City will address. The series of lunchtime talks is presented in March on Wednesday’s from noon until 12:50 and is open to the public and supported by donations. For more information and to make reservations go to http://www.oldstonechurch.org/programs/hope-for-the-city-2017
The focus of Hope for the City is to address issues related to making the contemporary urban environment a livable place and falls in line with contemporary issues where people are moving back to urban centers and want to live near their workplace in a safe and enjoyable urban environment, where they can walk or bike to work and have many recreational opportunities close at hand. It is intended for all who are interested in the issues related to Cleveland’s urban vitalization. Scheduling the talks during lunchtime encourages city and county workers from nearby City Hall to attend.
Speakers will be:
8 March Why City Trees Are Essential to the Well-being of Ohio Residents
Dr. David Nowak, Senior Scientist, US Forest Service
15 March Rites of Way: the Politics and Poetics of Public Space
Dr. Mark Kingwell, Professor of Philosophy, Univ. Toronto
22 March 100 Year Trail: a Centennial Celebration of Cleveland Metroparks
Natalie Ronayne, Chief Development Officer, Cleveland Metroparks
29 March The Cleveland Tree Plan: Reclaiming the title “The Forest City”
Dr. Clem Hamilton, President and CEO, Holden Forests and Gardens
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 02:30 PM
The Cuyahoga County Greenprint is an updated internet-based easy-to-use GIS tool for viewing and analyzing information about the natural assets we have in Cuyahoga County. The purpose of the Greenprint is to assist communities and individual land owners in making great land-use decisions. The Greenprint is designed primarily for municipal planners, economic development leaders, service directors, arborists, etc. Yet, it's also useful for watershed coordinators, students, teachers and interested citizens. The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will show you how to access and use Greenprint.
Click here to register.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a research social scientist with the University of Washington's College of the Environment in Seattle, and has a joint appointment with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station. Dr. Wolf is a nationally recognized expert in the field of urban forestry and greening and the co-benefits of green infrastructure.
People have intuitively recognized the benefits of spending time in nature. A surge of research in recent years has helped us to better understand a wide range of positive responses, including reduced stress and depression, faster healing in hospitals, reduced crime, and improved worker performance. Dr. Kathleen Wolf will present an overview of the research, highlighting the importance of having nearby nature for everyone in the city. She will also present ideas for practical programs that can integrate nature experience and better human health.
$5 registration. This lecture takes place in the Rare Book Room on the Museum's upper level. Registration for this lecture does not include general admission to the Museum.
Click here for registration and additional information.
Monday, April 03, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Learn about the rewarding ways you can volunteer with the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership. Volunteers are involved in events, hikes, land stewardship, outreach, storm drain stenciling, and volunteer leadership.
Light refreshments will be provided by Doan Brook Watershed Partnership. Registration required for directions to meeting location.
*Program in conjunction with Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program. #NEOWaterSteward