Simply Vegetarian

Simply Vegetarian

When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.

What: Liberty Merrill, senior program coordinator at YNDC, will share her Veggie Foodie experiences while cooking a black bean chili dinner.

Where: Demonstration Kitchen, 822 Billingsgate Ave. (at back of Iron Roots Urban Farm), Youngstown.

Details: RSVP strongly recommended. All classes free.

Info: Contact Sophia Buggs at 330-480-0423 or to pre-register.

Coffee With the Birds

When: Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m.

What: Join Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited to watch feathered friends at feeders while sipping a cup of joe.

Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Details: Coffee provided, but bring your own mug. Space limited; call 330-740-7107 to register.

March in to the Sky

When: Saturday, 7-10 p.m.

What: Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society and MetroParks’ Recreation Department “star party.” View night sky through high-powered telescopes. Galaxies, star clusters, double stars, nebulae and Jupiter will be in sight. Brief presentation follows to discuss objects viewed through scopes. Children’s craft and refreshments provided.

Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Details: Weather dependent. More information: 330-533-7572.

Hydroponic Solutions

When: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.

What: Katie Phibbs will present her experiences creating an agribusiness growing lettuce.

Where: Demonstration Kitchen.

Details: RSVP strongly recommended. Contact Sophia Buggs, 330-480-0423 or to pre-register. All classes free.

Orchid Walk-About

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon.

What: Dave Miller of Greater Akron Orchid Society leads orchid walk highlighting main varieties of orchids throughout Davis Center. Bring your orchid questions or actual orchid to be diagnosed.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.

Details: Program free, but registration required. Call 330-740-7116.

Fruit & Vegetable School for Farmers

When: March 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

What: Intense workshop covering diseases, insects, large-scale composting, berry production. Intended for rural and urban farmers.

Details: To register, call 330-533-5538 or visit

Cost: $30.

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