Art, Food and Gardening

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Let's Bake: Muffins! (Age 4–6)

Tuesday, August 4, 10–11:30am
Measure, mix, and make muffins with a summertime favorite: blueberries! Enjoy story time and a craft while muffins bake in the oven. Ages 4–6. Hands-on and tasting led by Leslie Markworth. VEGETARIAN
$20 members; $25 non-members

Kids and Caterpillars

Saturday, August 22, 10:30am–12pm
Children and caterpillars seem to be naturally drawn to each other. Encourage the nurturing side of your child with this class that explores how to find and raise caterpillars to adulthood. Each child will take a caterpillar, and the appropriate food plant, home with them. Led by Chris Kline, Interpretation Specialist.
$10 members; $15 non-members

Let’s Cook: Salsa! (Ages 6-8)

Saturday, August 29, 10am–12pm
Take a tour of the garden and pick fresh ingredients. Head back to the kitchen to chop, juice, grate, and mix everything together to create a salsa bar. Ages 6–8. Hands-on and tasting led by Leslie Markworth. VEGETARIAN
$20 members; $25 non-members

Summer Classic: Soup & Salad (Ages 9–11)

Saturday, August 29, 1:30–3:30pm
Young cooks visit the garden to gather fresh produce. Transform your harvest into tomato basil soup, homemade gnocchi, and a crisp cucumber salad. Ages 9–11. Hands-on and tasting led by Leslie Markworth.  VEGETARIAN
$20 members; $25 non-members

Let’s Bake: Cake! (Ages 4–6)

Saturday, September 12, 10–11:30am
Learn basic baking methods to prepare a lightly spiced apple cake. Enjoy story time and a craft while it bakes in the oven. Ages 4–6. Hands-on and tasting led by Leslie Markworth. VEGETARIAN
$20 members; $25 non-members

Let’s Cook: Apples! (Ages 6–8)

Saturday, September 26, 10am–12pm
Taste several varieties of Ohio-grown apples and transform them into spicy applesauce, apple squares, and pumpkin apple muffins. Ages 6–8. Hands-on and tasting led by Leslie Markworth. VEGETARIAN
$20 members; $25 non-members

Caterpillar Crawl (All Ages)

Saturday, September 26, 2–4:30pm
Enjoy an interactive exploration with exhibiting artist Samuel Jaffe as he brings some of his favorite subjects to share: large, weird, and entirely unexpected native caterpillars. Following a brief show & tell, Samuel leads a caterpillar hunting walk around the grounds of the Conservatory in search of its hidden creatures. Learn how to track and find caterpillars, and come away with a new appreciation for what may be living in your own backyard.
$20 members; $25 non-members

Interesting Insects & Charismatic Creatures (Ages 10+)

Sunday, September 27, 2–3:30pm
Look behind the scenes of Samuel Jaffe’s exhibit, Life on the Leaf Edge as Jaffe shares his experiences in developing "The Caterpillar Project" over the last decade. Learn about the art, science and educational value of our native insects, view Samuel’s beautiful photographs, and meet some of the creatures themselves in a living display.
$20 members; $25 non-members