Summer Vegetable Gardening Class at the Grandview Library on Tuesday May 21st, 2024 at 6:30pm

I will be teaching a class on Summer Vegetable Gardening at the Grandview Heights Public Library on Tuesday May 21st @ 6:30pm.  We will discuss what to plant now, our summer weather projections, fertilization, and what bugs to look out for plus your questions.  The event is free and open to the public so bring your friends and your questions!


CLICK HERE for directions to the Grandview Heights Public Library.


Food Justice Conversation at Broad St. Presbyterian Church on Sunday May 19th @ 11:30am

Being able to eat good food is fundamental to our wellbeing. Food nourishes us, reflects our families and cultures, and brings us together in community.  Food justice means that good food and enough nourishing food is available to all.  Join us this Sunday, May 19, 11:30 AM at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church for a conversation with Tim McDermott, Assistant Professor and Extension Educator at the Ohio State University and Brian Landers, Food Educator at Local Matters about what is happening and what could happen here in our city and at the Broad Street Food Pantry to cultivate food justice in our community.

Pic credit: BSPC

Directions to Broad St. Presbyterian Church

Growing and Using Herbs Class at the Urban Farm Church on Wednesday May 8th @ 6pm

Jenny and I will be co-teaching a class at the Urban Farm Church on Growing and Using Herbs on Wednesday May 8th @ 6pm.  The class is free and open to the public but UFC does ask for registration so they know how much snacks to make!  Bring your friends and your questions.  If the weather is OK, we can do a walking tour of their amazing farm.

Click here to view, print, or download the flyer –> May 8 flyer

Click here for directions to the Urban Farm Church.

Register using the QR code, the go link at   –>

OR Click HERE to register.

Hope to see you there!

We Grow Scientists on May 1st, 2024: Part of COSI SciFest!

The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host “We Grow Scientists” on May 1, 3-7 p.m., at Waterman Farms. This day of hands-on activities will showcase the many STEM fields CFAES has to offer, including a look at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex. This free event is a part of the COSI Science Festival.

Check out the flyer below for more information.

CLICK HERE for the link to learn more about the event including food, parking, and more.  Hope to see you there!

Gardening for Conservation Webinar Series with The Nature Conservancy

I will be partnering with The Nature Conservancy for the third consecutive year for some gardening education and outreach.  We have expanded the webinar series to SIX topics of interest.  All are free and open to the public, but do require registration to get the link, so bring your friends and your questions!  I will be talking about ticks, growing your own food, and composting with both my OSU colleagues and TNC friends co-hosting! Registration links are below. 



CLICK HERE for the event page with more information plus registration or register for the individual classes below!

Registration Link for 4/24

Registration Link for 5/22

Registration Link for 6/26

Registration Link for 7/24

Registration Link for 8/28

Registration Link for 9/25


You can also click on the QR to register as well!

Hope to see you there!

Spring Gardening Basics Class at The Urban Farm Church on Wednesday March 20th, 2024 @ 6pm

Spring Gardening is here!  We are getting some sun and some nice weather.  Right now is the time to start thinking about planning and planting.  What seeds can we put outside and what do we need to start indoors under lights for transplanting?  What about soil testing? What can we do right NOW! All this will be addressed at The Urban Farm Church on 3/20 at 6pm.  This class is free and open to the public but does require registration (so they know how many snacks to make!) so bring your friends and your questions!  If the weather is nice we can do a little garden walk too!

CLICK HERE to Register

It is leafy green and brassica time!

You can also use the QR code to Register

You can learn more about The Urban Farm Church HERE plus find directions to the class (lots of free parking!) HERE

2024 Beginning Farmer Series

Are you a beginning farmer trying to nail down all the resources and information you need to be successful? This series is designed to introduce you to some of the most important topics and resources of which a farm should be aware. OSU Extension, USDA and Farm Credit staff will present critical information on each of these topics allowing attendees to build relationships with these critical partners.


This series of events is free and open to the public but we do ask for pre-registration for planning purposes.  You can click the QR in the flyer or THIS LINK to register.

Click here to view, print, or download the flyer –> 2024 Beginning Farmer Series

Urban Agriculture Critical Infrastructure Grant Information Session on Monday December 11th @ 5pm

I have been working with local partners on a great opportunity for urban producers to capacity build.  This is applicable for both profit and not-for-profit producers.  There will be an information session for potential grant awardees to learn more about the grant and get questions answered on Monday December 11th @ 5pm. It will be recorded as well.


CLICK HERE to learn more about the grant. 


Info Session for Urban Agriculture Critical Infrastructure Grant

Monday, December 11, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Please join us virtually for info-sessions related to the upcoming Urban Agriculture Critical Infrastructure Grant! ( If you are interested in applying for the grant and have questions, this event is for you! You can access this info session via the Teams link below. This session will be recorded and posted publicly for anyone who cannot make it. If you have any questions or need accommodations, please reach out to Annabel Spranger at .

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 229 915 886 363
Passcode: HShq3y

What to Plant NOW! for Fall at the Bronzeville Growers Market on Thursday August 10th, 2023 @ 5pm

I am excited to continue my many year partnership with the Bronzeville Growers Market to celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week by partnering with them for an in-person class at the Market on Thursday August 10th @ 5:00pm.  We will talk about what you can plant right NOW! to get a Fall harvest.  The market is open from 3-6pm and will have a fabulous assortment of produce and products. Bring your friends, your questions, and your wallets for some learning and shopping!

Learn more about the Market on their website  –> Bronzeville Growers Market

CLICK HERE for Directions to the Market

Hope to see you there!

Living Your Best Garden Life: Fall Gardening! with The Nature Conservancy on Wednesday August 9th, 2023 @ 6:30pm

Do you want to live your best garden life?  I will be partnering with The Nature Conservancy to continue our webinar series about how you can Live Your Best Garden Life: Fall!

Did you know fall is an excellent time to grow fresh veggies?  Want to harvest produce for the Thanksgiving (and Christmas!) dinner table?  We will be talking not only summer harvest, but what to plant NOW for a fall harvest deep into the season.   The webinar event is free and open to the public but does require registration so bring your friends and your questions on Wednesday August 9th @ 6:30pm.

CLICK HERE to Register. 

Did you miss our other webinars?  Click on the YouTube links below:

Living Your Best Summer Garden Life

Living Your Best Spring Garden Life