Monday, July 29, 2013

Ohio Valley Greenmarket - Aug 3-4

Edible Ohio Valley magazine and The Greater Cincinnati Master Gardener Association are bringing together community leaders in sustainability at the second annual Ohio Valley Greenmarket, August 3-4. This celebration will showcase sustainable initiatives by local businesses, organizations, and individuals through fun activities, including a community dinner, guest speakers, and a FREE Greenmarket festival.

Saturday, August 3: Ohio Valley Greenmarket kicks off with a community dinner hosted by The Peterloon Foundation, featuring speaker Roger Swain, former host of The Victory Garden on PBS. Local Naturalist Carol Mundy will lead a discussion with Mr. Swain about his years hosting a hit PBS show and what he sees as an opportunity to teach the next generation of gardeners and local food enthusiasts. The community dinner will be held at the Peterloon Estate (8605 Hopewell Rd, Cincinnati, Oh 45242), tickets for the dinner are $60 per person (includes alcohol) and will raise funds for the Greater Cincinnati Master Gardener Association.

Sunday, August 4: Greenmarket Sunday at Ault Park (3600 Observatory, Cincinnati Oh, 45208). This FREE farmers market meets resource fair will be held from 11am - 5pm and will feature:
• A festival with over 70 local growers, producers, and organizations involved in sustainability
• Guest Speakers
• Ford all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid test drives
• Free giveaways for the first 1500 guests

1pm - Scott Beuerlein, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden 2pm - Roger Swain, former host of Victory Garden on PBS 3pm - Carol Hewitt, author of Financing Our Foodshed with Lyle Estill, author of Small Stories, Big Changes 4pm - Pam Simmons, co-owner of Turpin Farms

Tickets for the Community Dinner can be purchased at A full list of vendors and speaker bios can be found at

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