• Time to Get Growing!

    Are you a lover of fresh juicy strawberries, beautiful perennials, and community involvement? Get involved in one or more of our community gardens! Here’s the run down of our gardens and garden programs…

    • People’s Community Garden
      • Location: Price Hill Rec Center
    • Beech Avenue Community Garden
      • Location: Beech Ave, across the street from Seton High School
    • Roberts Academy Garden
      • Location: 1702 Grand Avenue
    • East Price Hill Community Garden, Turner Farm
      • Location: 956 Purcell Avenue
    • Grow It Forward
      • Location: In your yard!

     

    There’s three Lower Price Hill Gardens…

    • Victory Gardens
      • Location: Next to Community Matters on St. Michael Street
    • Sassafras Garden
      • Location: Neave Street
    • Aaron Raines Memorial Garden
      • Location: West 8th Street

    We’re growing this summer and want you grow with us!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    At the People’s Community Garden, managed by the Rec Center, you can work on your own plot or help with one of the communal beds, and then use the sports facility or swimming pool all in a days’ work. (Fun fact: This was Price Hill Will’s first community garden).

     

    Price Hill Will manages Roberts Academy Garden and Beech Avenue Community Garden. Interested in growing strawberries, plums, peaches, perennials, cherries, and foods you can’t find in the store (ever heard of a Giant Fuki or Sea Kale)? We have work days which you can come learn more and start on your plot:

               -Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30pm at Roberts Academy Garden

               -Thursday from 3:30-6:30pm at Beech Avenue Community Garden

               -The second to last Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm at Roberts Academy Garden

               -The last Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm at Beech Avenue Community Garden

     

    Grow It Forward Gardens is a decentralized community garden in Price Hill. Chris Smyth, Sustainability Coordinator, describes this program, “We go to people’s homes, help them put a garden in at their home, something small and manageable for them and for us, and in exchange the idea is that they help three other people throughout the next couple of years.” Did we mention it’s free? The hope is that after you’ve helped others in a variety of gardening contexts, you know a good chunk about gardening, Smyth explains. Through this program, we hope to make gardening easier and more convenient for you, while also inviting you to learn more and help plant others’ home gardens.

     

    The East Price Hill Community Garden, part of Turner Farm, or “Price Hill Community Garden” as Smyth calls it, will be the largest garden in the area. The community garden is located near the Price Hill Recreation Center and the Price Hill Public Library, so it is widely accessible to many. Some classes offered here include urban agriculture training, gardening classes, and experiential in-garden training.

     

    Looking to be involved? Here’s a list of ways to enhance your green thumb.

    • Coffee Hour, a program for moms and kids through Santa Maria and the International Welcome Center, often participate and attend our work days. Check this out!
    • Community Matters hosts Garden Parties in the Sassafras Garden every Friday from 2:30-4:30pm.
    • Come to our work days! (Dates, times, and locations listed above).
    • Come to the many classes offered at the gardens, such as recipe swaps, cooking classes, and gardening classes.
    • In the Fall, Grow It Forward will be starting a new program where they will go to people’s homes and build a garden for the spring in 30 minutes, tops. Interested in helping build or a little backyard renovation? Contact Chris Smyth.
    • Like us on Facebook at Price Hill Will and our Grow It Forward page.

     

    Contact Chris Smyth with inquiries or more information.

    Chris Smyth

    Sustainability Coordinator

    Chris@pricehillwill.org

    (513) 251-3800 x 111

     

    Time to Get Growing!

  • Make it an All-Star Summer! Concert in the Square music series continues…

    If you attended the first concert of our Concerts in the Square Summer music series, then you know that it was full of great music, sunny weather, blowing bubbles, endless laughter, and warm company. There were kids running around, throwing the ball to their siblings in a game of keep-away, hula-hooping with My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus, and guest’s bodies were outlined on paper in a quick and easy anatomy lesson with the Cincinnati Museum Center. It’s Just Science showed off with some experiments and mind games, while Hannah’s Henna offered intricate and detailed hand henna. With all the vendors – there was a ton to do and see, while listening to the smooth jams provided by our very own locals, Cookin’ Hearts. Cookin’ Hearts is an alternative folk band based right here in Cincinnati, Ohio. The quartet showed us what true folk music sounds like, and let’s just say we loved every minute and screamed for an encore twice!

    Up next in the series is Comet Bluegrass All-Stars on June 16th. The band was first assembled as the Sunday night house band at The Comet, a pub in Northside, Cincinnati, and since then they have opened for big acts like Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, and Ricky Skaggs. So… are you ready for some banjo?  

    Join us again in St. Lawrence Square for some Summer fun with your Price Hill community. Bring the whole family and your neighbors too! We recommend packing a blanket or chair, and extra cash to buy snacks.

    Thanks to ArtsWave and SC Ministry Foundation for making this series possible.

    Here is the lineup for the next part of the series:

    June 16th: Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
    June 30th: Lee’s Junction Big Band
    July 14th: Mark Utley and Bulletville
    July 28th: Tracy Walker Band
    August 11th: Coastal Club (formerly Local Waves)
    August 25th: Harpeth Rising
    September 8th: The Tillers

     

    Contact Samantha Conover at Samantha@pricehillwill.org or call (513) 251-3800, ext. 105, for more information.

    As always, thank you for your continuous support of our beautiful Price Hill neighborhoods. 

    See you there!