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Greenacres Open House

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

| FREE

Nature, Agriculture, Arts…oh my!  Come and join us as Greenacres open its doors for you, your family and your friends to explore and learn more about all aspects of our foundation!  Stop by the Greenacres Arts Center to view incredible artwork by the Greenacres Artists Guild and interact with our Arts Educators.  Visit the Greenacres Greenhouse to learn how our bountiful gardens and luscious landscape come about.  Decorate a horse shoe at our Indoor Arena and learn more about the Greenacres Equine Program.  Stop by our Old Church Facility and explore a variety of nature’s wonders with our Environment Education team.  The Greenacres Water Quality team can’t wait to show you aquatic spectacles at the Water Quality Project Education Center and the Greenacres Farm staff will discuss our farming and gardening methods at our new Livestock Handling Facility and gardens.  While you are here, don’t forget to stop by the Greenacres Farm Store to stock up on delicious meats and produce.

This event is a FREE event open to all ages.  For questions, please contact us at 513-370-3613 or mail@green-acres.org.

 

See below for a list of open locations and activities.  Guests are welcome to begin their tour at any of the locations listed below.

Greenacres Arts Center:  8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati OH 45243

  • Watch Greenacres Artist Guild members as they create masterpieces right before your eyes!
  • Bring your rockin’ rhythm to a drum circle/bucket brigade hosted by the Arts Education Team
  • Create an Open House memento with our Arts Education Team
  • Navigate a self-guided tour of the historic Arts Center while delighting in the artwork displayed
  • Learn more about hosting your next company gathering or special event at the picturesque Greenacres Arts Center

 

Greenacres Greenhouse:  8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati OH 45243

  • Explore our fully restored Lord & Burnham Greenhouse that is original to the Estate
  • View historic photos and blueprints of the Greenhouse from the 1920s
  • Learn how the Greenhouse Department supports the landscape and vegetable production by raising over 15,000 plants each season

 

Greenacres Vegetable Production Gardens:  8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati OH 45243

  • Tour the vegetable production gardens
  • Learn about the organic and biodynamic techniques the Greenacres Staff utilizes in raising produce for the Greenacres Farm Store

 

Greenacres Ley Field:  8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati OH 45243

  • Witness Greenacres’ commitment to generative agriculture through our pasture rotation philosophy
  • Mingle with the Greenacres Research Staff to learn about carbon monitoring, cover crop, pasture rotation, grass-finished beef research, vegetable research and more!

 

Greenacres Agriculture Education:  8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati OH 45243

  • Learn about Greenacres’ Agriculture Education program offerings

 

Greenacres Indoor Riding Arena:  8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati OH 45243

  • Meet the horses used in our Equine Department educational programming
  • Tour the Arena & Stables and learn about Pony Club, Stablemates, and riding opportunities
  • Decorate a horseshoe and take it home for good luck

 

Greenacres Old Church:  8680 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati OH 45242

  • Enjoy a guided nature hike with a Greenacres Naturalist (tours offered at 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm)
  • View natural wonders and artifacts, including a portion of a 700 year old tree!
  • Stroll the bountiful Volunteer for Veggies garden and learn how over 1,000 lbs. of pesticide and herbicide free produce is donated to the Freestore Foodbank each year

 

Greenacres Spooky Hollow Farm:   8500 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati OH 45242

  • Explore the Early Childhood Education facility at Spooky Hollow Farm
  • Interact with the animals and critters used in our educational programming
  • Discover all the learning opportunities in the Early Childhood interactive library
  • Catch and identify nature’s critters using sweep nets and magiscopes

 

Greenacres Livestock Handling Facility:   8300 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati OH 45242

  • Witness Greenacres commitment to low stress animal handling by touring our new state-of-the-art handling facility
  • See our Black Angus Cattle and meet with the Greenacres Farm Team
  • Learn about Greenacres’ newest wetland project
  • View our no-till drill and other essential farm equipment used in our day-to-day farming operations

 

Greenacres Farm Store:  8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati OH 45242

  • Shop for fresh produce and meats raised on our Farm
  • Reserve your fresh Thanksgiving turkey
  • Sample Greenacres meats and produce
  • Turn in your completed Trail Guide to win a prize!

 

Greenacres Water Quality Education Facility:  6040 Price Road, Milford, OH 45150

  • Tour our newest facility!….The Greenacres Water Quality Education Building!
  • Participate in fun, interactive stations focused on the STEM education model
  • Discover the native fish and aquatic plants in our fish tank
  • Learn about soil erosion with our educational display
  • Stop by to receive a bonus prize at this location!

 

Venue

Greenacres Arts Center and Greenhouse
8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243 United States
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Organizer

Jacqueline O’Connell
Phone:
513-370-3613