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Bash at the Barn

Thank you to everyone who came out to the beautiful Wells Barn on a gorgeous summer evening to help support the Conservatory’s mission through Bash at the Barn!

The 18th annual event was a wonderful fundraising success, thanks to all of our generous sponsors, ticket buyers, silent auction bidders and donors—together we raised more than $93,000 to fuel the Conservatory’s programs and help build on our community impact. These funds will cultivate happier childhoods and healthier adulthoods by building meaningful, lifelong connections to nature through our horticulture, education and community outreach initiatives.

Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors


Bash at the Barn 2017 Executive Co-Hosts: Crimson Design Group
Gary Callicoat & Rusty Bucket Tavern
Paige & Mike Crane
Christine & Thomas Farquhar
Amy Gundling & Kyle Brown
Patrick & Linda Henthorne
Doug & Tricia Herron
Alexis Jacobs
Gary Janchenko & Brad Zaborowski
Neil & Christine Mortine
James L. Nichols & Tammi Hall
Jenny Squires
Jay & Heidi Yurkiw
Bash at the Barn 2017 Benefactors: AECOM
George & Vanessa Arnold
Alexis Jacobs
Adam & Stephanie Lewin/Hamilton Parker
Beth A. Loew, DDS
Mount Vernon Barn Company
MGN Medical Consultants
Mark & Janet O'Shaughnessy
Michael Ponzani & Gayla Lemmon
Hon. Dana S. Preisse & Kevin Cogan
Gordon & Laura Troup


Teen Corps This paid summer work program guides low-income teens, helping them develop life and work skills through experiences in urban farming.

Teens plant, tend and harvest gardens at the Conservatory, and operate their own produce stand at the Conservatory's Farmers Market. They learn about horticulture, the environment, nutrition, entrepreneurship and communication.
Children's Garden Education Drop-in programs engage children and families with hands-on experiences in science and nature.

Programs and themes change throughout the seasons and include topics like wetland and the water cycle, pollinators and insects, native Ohio trees and wildlife, gardening and more.
Nature Art Studio Field Trips & Scholarships Conservatory Field Trips serve approximately 14,000 K-12 students each year, providing invaluable hands-on learning opportunities while helping children build connections to nature that last a lifetime. School programs focus on participatory, inquiry-based learning about plant science, ecosystems, gardening and art. Scholarships are available to fully fund the costs of bus transportation, admission, programming and education staff for low income students.

Bash at the Barn Photo Galleries

Bash at the Barn 2022

Bash at the Conservatory 2021

Bash at the Barn 2019