Check out or revolving list of great programs for adults, families, children. We ask that you pre-register for a program if possible so that we are able to prepare. You can pre-register online or simply give us a call at (513) 921-5124 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have ideas of programs please send those along to Chris Clements.
6 pm; East Fork State Park
Date is now confirmed for Friday March 24th; 6 pm at East Fork State Park. Please register to recieve exact details.
One of nature's most magical and unknown occurrences happens in late winter- the gathering of salamanders. Just after a rain, the salamanders will gather in large numbers to mate and lay eggs. Because of the cold and rain, few of us have witnessed this - but this is your chance!
Join us for an evening search at an, as of yet, undisclosed location and date. We'll announce both as soon as we spot the best conditions (a few days in advance) - stay tuned!
10:30 - 12:00
Put the Green in Your Clean with this hands on workshop. Tired of bringing unnecessary and unwanted chemicals into your space by way of common household “cleaning” products? Ready to stop holding your breath while you clean your shower or washing your hands after you wipe off your counters so as not leave a chemical residue on your skin? Would you be relieved to have something that really works, smells great, and not have to worry about a call to the poison control center if a child or pet is exposed? Learn recipes for everyday cleaning needs and how to incorporate them into a daily routine of health and wellness for you, yours and your home. Are you thinking, “Yeah I know to use vinegar instead of Windex, or baking soda instead of cleanser??” This workshop is more than that, offering truly effective cleaning solutions that are safe and natural but a step up from the old school vinegar and baking soda approach. Incorporating essential oils, herbal infusions, food grade ingredients that are effective cleaners, and many other practical, safe, and most importantly completely effective solutions participants will make and take their own Green Cleaning starter kit as well as many recipes and techniques to enable folks to put the green into their own clean.
Presented by Carisa Bunten:
Carisa Bunten, an NKU graduate and small business owner, has worked at her family owned and operated apothecary shop in Newport, Kentucky since 1999. Her brick and mortar shop carries an extensive line of essential oils, all natural bulk teas, herbs, and spices, handmade soaps and many other all natural household and body wares crafted and sold onsite. Stemming from her business she has had the honor of conducting hands on make and take DIY workshops throughout the tristate area Public Library systems, Senior Communities, and Civic Centers for over 15 years, encompassing a radius of over a dozen zip codes.
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Free; Donations Encouraged
Renown travelling storyteller, Doug Elliott comes to Cincinnati, and will bring his tales to Imago for our Spring Open House (description below). After Doug's stories, we'll hear about Imago's accomplishments and set the stage for our plans for 2017. Come and be entertained and inspired in this fun, family-friendly event.
END OF WINTER WEEDS, WOODSLORE, and TALES ON THE TRAIL HIKE
Whether he’s pointing out poison ivy, pontificating on possums and poke sallet, extolling the virtues of dandelions, pondering the “nature” in human nature, or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, Doug Elliott is known for his lively storytelling presentations as well as his broad, practical, scientific and cultural knowledge of the area's many wild plants and animals. We’ll check out the many edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful plants. We will talk about the role of these plants among traditional inhabitants of the region and how we can use them for food and medicine in our everyday lives.We will notice the animal signs, bird calls, insects and other creatures which texture our outdoor experiences
You will hear stories, songs, and lore as well as fact stranger than fiction, about the plants and critters we encounter. His program is flavored with regional dialects, natural history, lively harmonica tunes and more than a few belly laughs.
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Free (donations encouraged)
Ahhh spring! Join us for a celebration of the arrival of the spring season. We will open our senses and hearts to the season by using traditions and rituals that have been practiced for hundreds of years. This is a fun way to connect to this exciting season of re-birth and activity.
9:00 - 1:00
How can we cultivate meaningful work for ourselves in the world, today? What does it take to manifest our unique “soul-based” service in our homes, communities, and workplaces? In this workshop, we’ll explore the natural setting of Imago Earth Center as we ask ourselves deeper questions about purpose, service, and the human soul. Nature can serve as a wonderful gateway for connecting with and understanding some of the mysteries of our soul and our unique purpose (soulwork). During our time, we’ll engage in council-based conversation, solo hiking/journeying, creative reflection, and various processes for identifying and integrating “meaningful work” into our lives. There’s no better time than now to gain clarity about the ways in which your specific gifts can serve our challenged world!
Led by Amy Tuttle:
Amy Tuttle, MA Transformative Arts, is deeply engaged in the work of nature-centered exploration of the human journey. Tuttle sees nature-based ceremony and art-making as a great tools for spiritual search, storytelling, and personal transformation. She has taught workshops on the intersection of “nature, art-making, and exploring the soul” at Grailville Program & Retreat Center, Imago Earth Center, and Sankofa House Cincinnati. She has led trainings, workshops, art classes, and art installations around the world: from India to Haiti. Tuttle has studied with teachers and coaches around the country and recently completed a nature-based Depth Council Training program with the Animas Valley Institute. She believes that the more connected we are to our sense of purpose, the more service we can offer our communities in these vital times!
10:00 - 12:00
Want to raise chickens? Not sure where to start? Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of raising chickens for eggs in Cincinnati. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy backyard flock and take a walking tour of different backyard coops.
Topics to be covered include: breed selection, the care and keeping of chicks, coop design, egg production, feeding, low-stress flock management, and caring for chickens in the winter.
Chickens can be a wonderful addition to any yard: they’ll reduce insects around the yard, enrich the compost for your garden and keep you entertained with their chicken antics! And of course…supply plenty of fresh eggs!
7:00 - 8:30
Free; Donations Encouraged
Summer Solstice is a very important day for our planet and its relationship with the sun. It is one of two solstices, days when the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. Summer Solstice marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and simultaneously heralds the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.
Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for centuries celebrated the first day of summer otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. So, join us for a family-friendly celebration of the sun and all things summer!