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Treeforestation: Invasive Plant Removal Workday

November 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3250 Victoria Parkway , Cincinnati, OH 45207United States
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  • 2 Hours

  • 16+

  • 25+ Volunteers

What we'll doHelp by clearing out invasive plants like honeysuckle, knotweed, and porcelain berry.
Who can do itAnyone 16+

We’re kicking off a new project at the CGC: Treeforestation. Many of Cincinnati’s green spaces are overrun with invasive plants. As more and more ash trees come down, thinning our tree canopy, there is increasingly more room for invasive species (Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Porcelain Berry) to take over and exclude our native plants and animals.

The first space we’re focusing on is Walnut Woods, a 10-acre property adjacent to Walnut Hills High School. We will be restoring it in collaboration with Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Parks, UC, the Evanston Community and more. This will be an ongoing project, and we could use your help!
3250 Victoria Parkway , Cincinnati, OH 45207United States
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This month, we’re recognizing Alan Wight for his work with the CGC. R. Alan Wight, PhD., is the School and Community Garden Liaison for the University of Cincinnati and an Assistant Professor at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Alan works with communities and schools to plant edible forest gardens, and through his research and advocacy focuses on raising the community’s food and ecological consciousness. Alan’s recent publications include: A Cincinnati Farming and Food History, Who is Training Farmers in the CORV Foodshed, 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan Food Chapter Introduction, Ecology, Energy, and Alternative Agriculture: A New Synthesis. He also creates community and food asset maps, the most recent including Walnut Hills, Madisonville, Covington’s Westside, and Camp Washington Art and Mobile Produce.Alan dedicates his time to us in many different ways. He works with our Community Gardens Coordinator, Greg Potter, on two projects: the Hughes STEM High School and McMillan Street Community Garden, and the Mt. Auburn Gardens Initiative & Collaborative. He also works with our Youth Education Coordinator, Ellie Falk, and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative to deliver their Garden Engineers Curriculum (4th Grade) to several Cincinnati Public Schools. In his role with the Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences, he even sends additional volunteers our way to help out in the community gardens. Alan is a volunteer and partner truly going out of his way to engage with us, and expand our programs. Thanks for everything you do, Alan!Image attachment

This month, we’re recognizing Alan Wight for his work with the CGC. R. Alan Wight, PhD., is the School and Community Garden Liaison for the University of Cincinnati and an Assistant Professor at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Alan works with communities and schools to plant edible forest gardens, and through his research and advocacy focuses on raising the community’s food and ecological consciousness. Alan’s recent publications include: A Cincinnati Farming and Food History, Who is Training Farmers in the CORV Foodshed, 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan Food Chapter Introduction, Ecology, Energy, and Alternative Agriculture: A New Synthesis. He also creates community and food asset maps, the most recent including Walnut Hills, Madisonville, Covington’s Westside, and Camp Washington Art and Mobile Produce.

Alan dedicates his time to us in many different ways. He works with our Community Gardens Coordinator, Greg Potter, on two projects: the Hughes STEM High School and McMillan Street Community Garden, and the Mt. Auburn Gardens Initiative & Collaborative. He also works with our Youth Education Coordinator, Ellie Falk, and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative to deliver their Garden Engineers Curriculum (4th Grade) to several Cincinnati Public Schools. In his role with the Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences, he even sends additional volunteers our way to help out in the community gardens. Alan is a volunteer and partner truly going out of his way to engage with us, and expand our programs. Thanks for everything you do, Alan!
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That’s great! Good to know more about one of our professors

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Watch these future horticulturists testify in support of Ohio Native Plant Month. Their testimony is based on discussions 3rd and 4th graders had with teachers at Birchwood Schools, near Cleveland.

youtu.be/K8TdECjskIkThe State of Ohio is working to make April, " Ohio Native Plant Month." The 3rd and 4th grade students at Birchwood Schools have been studying the importance...
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Thanks for all the puppet fun, great class!

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