Organization: Common Orchard Project, Groundwork Ohio River Valley and others
Please register by June 12
Join us for a unique Cincinnati's Table dinner experience on Thursday, June 17th from 6 PM onwards at the Camp Washington Urban Farm.
There will be a conversation about Cincinnati green activism, permaculture, and community gardens by a group of urban gardeners, farmers, horticulturalists, and environmentalists. These include Cary Brodie (Johnson Woods - Bird Sanctuary, Madisonville), Deborah Grayson (Valley Park, Camp Washington), Alicia Hildebrand (Community Matters, Price Hill), Dom Peebles (Brick Gardens, St. Aloysius, Reading Road), Sophie Revis (Groundwork, Ohio River Valley), Chris Smyth (Common Orchard), and Tanner Yess (Groundwork, Ohio River Valley).
The conversation is being coordinated by Mark Harris (University of Cincinnati) as the culmination of a two-year research project titled Songs the Plants Taught Us. This has involved exhibitions, readings, seminars, tulip/poetry plantings, and concerts that have focused on how Camp Washington might be more effectively insulated from the train yards and I-75 by imaginative horticulture and conservation efforts. With recent developments in the Madisonville and East Walnut Hills corridors, where there appears to be little allowance for horticulture, gardens and parks, it feels urgent to get ahead of what might also happen to Camp Washington, taking into account the successful initiatives these speakers have achieved elsewhere in the city and region.
The conversation will be accompanied by a meal prepared by Rose Che featuring traditional Cameroonian food as well as locally grown and foraged ingredients sourced by Rachael Hammerlein.
Thu, June 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Camp Washington Urban Farm
3220 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225