Events

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Permaculture Design Course- Session 10

    SALSBURY-SCHWEYER, INC TO HOST AKRON’S FIRST PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE IN JANUARY
    AKRON, OH –

     

    Award-winning landscape design firm Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc invites residents, leaders, practitioners and peacemakers to Akron’s first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) starting Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Akron Global Business Accelerator. This 12-day core certification course will bring together some of the nation’s foremost authorities on permaculture and design, including Peter Bane, Sabrena Schweyer and Rhonda Baird. You’ll never look at the world the same way again!

     

    Learn about the local ecosystem, design methods & process, reading the land’s sequence of connections, mapping the site, analyzing the site & systems, developing palettes of plants, animals & structures, aquaculture, soils, water, eathworks & much more.

     

    SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE TODAY!

     

    WHEN?

    Jan. 7-Mar. 5 | 9 am - 5 pm
    Saturdays & Sundays plus
    2 Fridays on alternating
    weekends

     

     

    COST
    $1,150 per person; $950 if
    paid by Dec. 1. Discounts
    for groups of 3 or more.

     

    TO REGISTER

    330.375.9600 | info@salsbury-schweyer.com

    Register and pay online at Eventbrite and Facebook /SalsburySchweyer

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    4: Beginning Beekeeping Classes

    The Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association (GCBA) supports, encourages, educates and connects beekeepers and aspiring beekeepers to each other and their communities.

     

    Class Dates:

    Wednesdays in February 2017: Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22

    7 to 9 PM

     

    Cost
    $50 includes a one year membership to GCBA and an emailed monthly newsletter.

     

    Click here for more information.

    Rocky River Nature Center in North Olmsted, OH
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Greenprint Training

    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.

    Cuyahoga County Branch Library
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Living Wall Expert- Patrick Blanc

    Photo credit: Inhabit

     

    The Shaker Lakes Garden Club presents
    PATRICK BLANC (Paris, France)
    World’s leading expert on Vertical Gardens

     

    Vertical gardening has become trendy in recent years, a movement led by Patrick Blanc. Special patented techniques enable him to explore new territory and create artistic, soil-less gardens on the exteriors and interiors of museums, hotels, corporations and homes of the ultra-wealthy. He is in demand among an international cadre of architects, developers, and environmental groups, but is just as pleased to be invited to Cleveland by the Shaker Lakes Garden Club.

     

    Using both man-made and natural walls, Blanc’s work ranges from “green painting” grand-scale masterpieces that cover skyscrapers to multi-story interior hanging of “green chandeliers.” His creativity enhances beauty and nature as well as improving air quality and lowering energy consumption.

     

    Patrick Blanc discovered tropical plants as a teenager and holds two doctorate degrees in tropical rainforest botany. His many awards include the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Botany prize from the French Academy of Sciences, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and Time magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of the Year.

     

    It is an honor to welcome him to Cleveland.

     

    More information can be found here.

     

    Click here for registration information.

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Permaculture Design Course- Session 11

    SALSBURY-SCHWEYER, INC TO HOST AKRON’S FIRST PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE IN JANUARY
    AKRON, OH –

     

    Award-winning landscape design firm Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc invites residents, leaders, practitioners and peacemakers to Akron’s first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) starting Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Akron Global Business Accelerator. This 12-day core certification course will bring together some of the nation’s foremost authorities on permaculture and design, including Peter Bane, Sabrena Schweyer and Rhonda Baird. You’ll never look at the world the same way again!

     

    Learn about the local ecosystem, design methods & process, reading the land’s sequence of connections, mapping the site, analyzing the site & systems, developing palettes of plants, animals & structures, aquaculture, soils, water, eathworks & much more.

     

    SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE TODAY!

     

    WHEN?

    Jan. 7-Mar. 5 | 9 am - 5 pm
    Saturdays & Sundays plus
    2 Fridays on alternating
    weekends

     

     

    COST
    $1,150 per person; $950 if
    paid by Dec. 1. Discounts
    for groups of 3 or more.

     

    TO REGISTER

    330.375.9600 | info@salsbury-schweyer.com

    Register and pay online at Eventbrite and Facebook /SalsburySchweyer

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 09:00 PM through March 05, 2017

    Tree Steward Training Parts 3 & 4

    Holden Forests & Gardens and Western Reserve Land Conservancy have partnered to provide Sherwick Tree Steward Trainings where citizens learn how to plant, care for and maintain trees. Training residents to maintain existing and newly planted trees is critical to the success of the Cleveland Tree Plan and our collective reforestation work.

     

    This is Parts 3 and 4 of a 4-part series; you must have completed Parts 1 and 2 before registering for these trainings. Please visit our event calendar for other training dates and times. These do not have to be completed at once but it is recommended.

     

    We are proud to partner with Cleveland Metroparks for this training. Please bring gloves, water and a snack. We will provide pruners, loppers and saws, and disinfecting hand spray. The site is typically dry but is a tall succession meadow. Warm layers, waterproof pants and boots will be beneficial!

     

    For more information click here.

    Little Cedar Point Picnic Area
  • Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Permaculture Design Course- Session 12

    SALSBURY-SCHWEYER, INC TO HOST AKRON’S FIRST PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE IN JANUARY
    AKRON, OH –

     

    Award-winning landscape design firm Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc invites residents, leaders, practitioners and peacemakers to Akron’s first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) starting Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Akron Global Business Accelerator. This 12-day core certification course will bring together some of the nation’s foremost authorities on permaculture and design, including Peter Bane, Sabrena Schweyer and Rhonda Baird. You’ll never look at the world the same way again!

     

    Learn about the local ecosystem, design methods & process, reading the land’s sequence of connections, mapping the site, analyzing the site & systems, developing palettes of plants, animals & structures, aquaculture, soils, water, eathworks & much more.

     

    SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE TODAY!

     

    WHEN?

    Jan. 7-Mar. 5 | 9 am - 5 pm
    Saturdays & Sundays plus
    2 Fridays on alternating
    weekends

     

     

    COST
    $1,150 per person; $950 if
    paid by Dec. 1. Discounts
    for groups of 3 or more.

     

    TO REGISTER

    330.375.9600 | info@salsbury-schweyer.com

    Register and pay online at Eventbrite and Facebook /SalsburySchweyer

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Watershed Volunteer Program Link Up

    Do you want to be linked up with the Watershed Volunteer Program? Come out and learn about this unique program designed to train individuals to be watershed stewards through a variety of learning, restoration, and monitoring programs. If you are looking to join the program or have recently been accepted, we invite you to come get the baseline information to make your volunteer experience flow.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    9th Annual Spring Symposium- "Re-greening Cleveland"

    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

    Old Stone Church in Cleveland, OH