We like how CityBeat staffers put it when they voted us Best Greenie How-Tos: “We once called Park + Vine a ‘general store of the future’ back in 2009, when a store dedicated to sustainability and all things greenie was new and unusual. Today, we’re happy to say we’d just call it a general store — we’ve reached that future where it’s not weird or unusual to hit the Main Street locale every week for your kombucha fix, or pop in for a vegan goetta brunch on a Sunday morning. And, of course, they’re still offering classes almost every day on simple, actionable stuff — you needn’t be an eco-crusader to participate, just appreciative of good, smart, healthy ideas.”
LUNCH + BRUNCH COUNTER
Park + Vine serves lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
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Cincinnati Waldorf School Holiday Faire: Dec. 6-7
Look for Park + Vine and other local businesses at Cincinnati Waldorf School Holiday Faire 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. This is one of our favorite annual local holiday events, which includes a special adult event Friday evening to allow for conversation, festive food and drinks, live music and child-free shopping. Bring the entire family on Saturday for fun, more shopping, entertainment and holiday spirit
How to Brew Water Kefir: Dec. 7
Are you interested in getting more probiotics in your diet? Are you looking for a dairy-free way to get all the health benefits of kefir? Join Thomi Marshall 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Park + Vine to learn how to make your own water kefir. This class includes an extensive handout and recipes so you have multiple ways to enjoy your freshly made water kefir. There will be samples of the recipes and kefir as well. Class size is limited. To RSVP and for more information, e-mail thomi @ cincymomsters . com
Intuitive Card Readings: Dec. 8
Kimbereley McAninch offers 15-minute intuitive card readings for $20 during brunch noon to 2 p.m. second Sunday of each month here at the shop. An intuitive reading is like a session with a coach or a mentor. There is a lot of processing, releasing and transforming of mental, emotional and physical energy blocks. Kimbereley has done intuitive card readings since she was 11-years-old and works in areas of flower essences, Reike and crystal healing
Cloth Diapering Cuteness: Dec. 8
Park + Vine hosts an informal class on all aspects of cloth diapering 1 p.m. second Sunday of each month, unless noted. No longer a baby itself, this popular class turns five-years-old in 2013. Our own in-house mama, Jamee Diver, tailors each discussion to the specific questions of present parents. Afterward, browse the best selection of cloth diapers in Cincinnati and take advantage of Park + Vine’s package discounts. RSVP info @ parkandvine . com
Green Umbrella Holiday Party and Fundraiser: Dec. 13
Join Green Umbrella for a Holiday Party and Fundraiser 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at Park + Vine. Store is closed to the public for this private shopping and networking event. Admission is $10 at the door with five percent of all purchases going to Green Umbrella. Event includes appetizers, access to deals on sustainable goods and holiday decor, and a cash bar. Hear tips on how to stay green throughout the holiday season from Green Umbrella and Park + Vine folks too. RSVP here >>
Babywearing Bliss: Dec. 22
Park + Vine hosts Babywearing Bliss, a free workshop on safely and comfortably carrying a baby from birth through toddler years, 11 a.m. fourth Sunday of each month, unless noted otherwise. Jamee Steele Diver facilitates this fun monthly exchange. Experiment and ask questions about the different kinds of carriers (wraps, ring slings, pouches, mei tais and soft-structured), get details on our new carrier rental program and browse our selection!
Cincinnati Homebirth Network: Dec. 22
Cincinnati Homebirth Network meets 2 p.m. fourth Sunday at Park + Vine. Network is for anyone in Greater Cincinnati interested in homebirth. The mission of the network is to provide support and information for parents in home birth decisions.
Cincinnati Vegan Meetup: Jan. 5
Meet fellow vegans near you at Cincinnati Vegan Meetup 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Park + Vine. Have a delicious meal from Park + Vine lunch counter, share your favorite vegan recipes and make new friends. RSVP here >>