Xavier University presented Dan Korman of Park + Vine as its second Sustainability Hero at an opening and reception Feb. 24 at Fenwick Place. Mary Grubbs of Park + Vine and Trinidad Mac-Auliffe of Raw Revolution catered the reception.
The exhibit, which is up through September, emphasizes Korman’s vocational and avocational pursuit of sustainability in the areas of green business entrepreneurship, veganism and car-free living. XU student, Michael Murray, Economics and ECOS double major, and Graphic Design student, Katie Hautman, created the exhibit.
Sustainability Gallery is sponsored by Senior Administrative Fellow for Sustainability and Art and Graphic Design under the supervision of Jonathan Gibson, with additional support from Kathleen Smythe.
Students interested in being mentored by Dan Korman for one year can apply online.
Monroe Elementary School Art Teacher Adrian Vance Hawk explores protection and conservation of the Earth with a new exhibit 6 to 9 p.m. Final Friday Feb. 28 at Park + Vine. Adrian uses a variety of media such branches, seeds, old book and map pages, thread, upcycled plastic and found objects to stimulate meaningful discussion and reflection about environmental issues.
Adrian received her B.A. in Art Education and B.F.A. in Fabric Design from College of Mount St. Joseph in 2007, and a Masters of Art in Art Education from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011.
Enjoy Babushka Pierogies and libations while you’re here. Be sure to visit other points of interest in the neighborhood at this monthly celebration of art and urban life.
Meet Vegan Cookbook Author Joni Marie Newman as she signs copies of her latest book, Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen, 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Park + Vine. Joni will demonstrate how to quickly and easily make fusion tacos and show off a few sauces that really put a fusion spin on things. Joni’s cookbooks are regularly available for purchase at Park + Vine and used for inspiration at our lunch counter.
“I am just a regular gal who loves to cook and bake…ESPECIALLY for friends and family. Self taught, and still learning, I spend most of my spare time in the kitchen. When I am not in the kitchen, I really enjoy knitting, painting, wasting endless hours on the internet, hiking with my husband and the girls, traveling, reading, and most of the other stuff regular gals enjoy. I am currently residing in Orange County, California, but before you go all “Real Housewives of OC” on me, let me tell you that I live in a small cottage, with my tworescue mutts, and my extremely delicious husband, in one of the last rural towns in Southern California.It is in this cottage that I create delicious and cruelty free delicacies for the world to enjoy. Through my food, I hope to help people to understand that it is not necessary to murder or torture another living creature in order to have a tasty supper.”
Canning classes return to Park + Vine beginning July 17. Jennifer Evan of Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton County, leads the way with four separate classes July 17 (6 p.m.), Aug. 2 (10 a.m.), Aug. 21 (6 p.m.) and Aug. 30 (10 a.m.) More classes may be added. Space is limited to 20 folks per class. Topics and cost to be announced soon.
We’re showing our gratitude for the people who support us with a customer appreciation day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.
Enjoy food and drink samples from local businesses, try Asian bowl for $1, listen to our Pierce spin fun music, enjoy a mini massage from Robby Cload, and take 20 percent off groceries and 10 percent everything else in the shoppe.
Lunch counter is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppe is open until 6 p.m.
FOOD SAMPLES COURTESY OF:
Happy Chicks Bakery
The Herbal Sage Tea Company
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
May 11 (no readings due to Mother’s Day)
End the week and start the weekend with a vegan meal featuring Beyond Meat pot pies prepared by Park + Vine’s Mary Grubbs 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12. Menu includes appetizer, soup, entree, side, dessert and beverage. Cost is $20 + $2.09 for Eventbrite processing fee. Get your tickets here. For information, e-mail info @ parkandvine . com
Appetizer: Bruchetta with white bean puree
Salad: Cucumber Salad
Entree: Vegetable Pot Pie feat Beyond Meat
Dessert: Grateful Grahams Buckeye Brownies
Beverage: Five Star Foodies ginger cider
Second Friday Dinner
Organizers of Eco Garden at 1718 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine are concerned they could be forced to relocate. The city’s Livable Communities Committee last week recommended that the Eco Garden lot be relocated to a larger spot so the site can be assembled for CitiRama. The city of Cincinnati owns the land, which it leases to Civic Garden Center.
Last week in a CityBeat story, Angela Ebner, executive director with Permaganic, commented, “We think they’re (CitiRama) interested in working with us because we think they’re interested in working with that demographic of eco-friendly people. I’m pretty certain they’ll be accepting of the fact that we do a really good job of reflecting the needs and values of people in the community,” she says.
Supporters of Permaganic and the Eco Garden are concerned that moving the garden would disrupt the food that has grown on the site since 1998, as well as the neighborhood kids who see the space as a “home away from home.”
Eco Garden supporters are waiting to hear from the city in hopes of moving forward on a compromise. Meanwhile, here’s what you can do to help support the eco garden:
Write a letter of support
Let Cincinnati City Council know that you place a high value on the location of the Eco Garden and the kids it serves
- stable sense of place for transient and high-need population of youth
- ideal location for Rothenberg students to continue gardening all summer
- teenage interns take pride in the garden that they have created
- priceless volunteer sweat-equity in building shelters and installing perennials
- enhances green image Cincinnati wants to uphold
Speak at City Hall
Eco Garden organizers are making a presentation to the city noon Tuesday, March 5 at City Hall, 801 Plum St. Last week, 22 supporters spoke in favor of the garden at Livable Communities Committee meeting
Sign online petition</strong>
For more information on Eco Garden project, watch this video
We’re holding a six-day clearance on the left side of the store Dec. 26-31!
Here’s the deal:
Take 30% off with cash or check, or 20% off with credit card. All holiday and basement items are 50% off. Includes everything from books and stainless steel bottles to baby supplies and apparel. Excludes everything on the right side of the store (groceries, personal care items, lunch and brunch counter purchases), Beco Baby Carrier, bumGenius cloth diapers, Cincy Rain Barrels, Ergobaby Carrier and Mythic Paint. Applies to in-stock stuff only. Per usual, no refunds, returns or exchanges. Not to be combined with other offers.
Dec. 26-27: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dec. 28: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Final Friday)
Dec. 29: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dec. 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 31: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed
Lunch + brunch counter:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
Thank you for your support of our little store. We pretty much love you!
We’re taking orders for holiday treats from Happy Chicks Bakery and Sweet Peace Bakery! Here’s the lowdown:
ORDERING DATES (PICK UP AT PARK + VINE)
- Before Christmas Eve, submit orders before 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Orders ready for pickup 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19
- For Christmas Eve, submit orders before 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Orders ready for pickup 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24
Payment with reservation required. Call 513-721-7275
HAPPY CHICKS BAKERY
- Pies: Choose from apple cardamom or sweet potato with persimmon lemon glaze. Both pies are 9″. $18, two for $30
- Cookies: Sampler boxes available in two holiday flavors (Mexican Wedding and Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip) and Black Raspberry Chip. 24 for $19, 36 for $28
- Cakes and Cupcakes: Choose from super fancy Holiday flavors Lemon Fig or Snowball either as a 9″ round cake or a dozen cupcakes. Cupcakes can be half and half. $43
SWEET PEACE BAKERY
- Soy Nog Cupcakes. $25/dozen
- Betterfingers to cut and share with family and friends. $30/9″x13″ sheet
- Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake. $35/8″ round
- Cookies: Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip. $10/dozen
Merrily and brightly, we love thee!
Happy Chicks Bakery pies