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Share the Love—Bring a friend!
Whether it's taking a hike on one of our beautiful trails or shopping for a unique handcrafted find at our Artists Market, we have a ton of fun planned for Green Umbrella's Great Outdoor Weekend—and we want to share it with you. Come on out and take part in the fun!
Autumn Plant Sale and Bird Seed Sale
Stock up on your plants and bird seed to turn your yard into a pollinator and wildlife paradise!
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
- Meet local artists and makers in front of Rowe Visitor Center.
- View fascinating artist demonstrations.
- Items for sale will include jams, upcycled metal garden art and photographs, fun fabric wares, upcycled fabric baskets, elderberry goods, macramé, and more!
Nutty Adventure Scavenger Hunt
September 23-October 9
Use our mobile guide to take a nutty adventure on the all-accessible Mashburn Family Discovery Trail starting at the map kiosk in the Nature PlayScape parking lot. On this scavenger hunt, you’ll learn a little about nuts while checking out some lovely features along the way. All participants who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a Light in the Forest ticket for this December (four winners). Free for members and nonmembers with daily admission.
Great Outdoor Gnome Hunt in the Nature PlayScape
Indigo Dyeing Demonstration with the Bombshells of Cincinnati
Sunday, September 25, 3-4:30 pm
Come enjoy the magic that is indigo dyeing! Stop by to help Bombshells of Cincinnati fiber artists dye fiber for the Meandering Art Exhibit. This is a drop-in program at the Witt Pollinator Garden. Free to the public as a part of Great Outdoor Weekend. The Meandering exhibit is part of the Cincinnati Nature Center's Earth Expressions project, funded in part by a grant through the ArtsWave Catalyzing Impact Grant program, supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.
Pawpaw Ice Cream Day for Families!
Saturday, September 24, 1-2:30 pm - SOLD OUT!
Calling all ice cream connoisseurs! Join us for a fun afternoon of learning about pawpaw trees and their fruit. We’ll hike through the pawpaw patch, open up the fruits, learn about their history, and see how ice cream is made. We’ll end our time together with a taste test of our native hand-made pawpaw ice cream. Members $8; nonmembers $8.
Make a Hiking Stick
Sunday, September 25, 11 am-12 pm - SOLD OUT!
Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick with our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes admission—only members receive discounts on this program).