Mission: The mission of the civic garden center is to build community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship, to promote interest and involvement in horticulture, and to encourage beautification and the effective use of open space throughout greater cincinnati.
Programs: Garden programs: a series of community efforts to create and sustain horticultural initiatives throughout the community, including schoolyard gardens, community gardens, youth gardens, urban agriculture projects and the civic garden center grounds. Each of these programs helps people to successfully organize, plan, build and sustain practical gardens by providing technical assistance, leadership training, horticultural education and start-up materials.
education: general and varied opportunities for hands-on education for children, youth and adults by experienced and professional experts. The goals of these programs is to provide science-based, reliable information about a variety of gardening and sustainability topics. Specifically for children, the goal is for them to have fun outdoor experiences, encourage exploration and discovery of nature, make a connection to where our food comes from, and foster an appreciation and respect for nature.
green learning station: a facility (and an experience) where students, homeowners, communities and businesses can get practical, hands-on experience in applying modern gardening practices to sustainable living, particularly in an urban environment. Programs have an intentional focus on sustainability and environmental impact in gardening.
other programs: a variety of smaller programs including cgc garden shop, hoffman library, annual plant sale, speakers bureau, garden club and plant society meetings, and a number of program special events.