Established in 2015, the Ohio State Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden provides heart and vascular patients the tools needed to improve their own health, educates on healthy cooking techniques, and facilitates discussions between community members and expert clinicians on how a nutrient-dense diet improves overall wellness.

The Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden is located adjacent to OSU's Kunz Brundige Building, 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

Register for classes to support heart and vascular health

The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center, in partnership with the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and The James Mobile Education Kitchen team, is proud to announce another season of nutrition education classes as part of the Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden. These classes help improve health and wellness by sharing the importance of healthy eating, cooking and nutrition.  

Our free Community Garden classes are held on Wednesdays beginning at 6 p.m. and are available to all of Ohio State's Heart and Vascular Center patients, caregivers and community members. Please click the link below to register for the entire series, then choose the individual classes that are of most interest to you.

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2023-24 Virtual Classes

  • Dec 6: Roasting Vegetables to Use For: Wraps, Pasta, Rice, Polenta, etc. (guest speaker – Jenny Shrodes)
  • Jan 24, 2024: Spring Garden Preparation (guest speaker – MGV)
  • Feb 28: How to Make Healthy Salad Dressings: Parmesan, Balsamic, Italian, etc. (guest speaker: Mike Carnahan)
  • Mar 27: Native Ohio Plants Best Utilized in Suburban Gardening and Landscaping (guest speaker – MGV)
  • Apr 24: Preserving Garlic, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Freezing Herbs, etc. (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • May 22: Strategies to Keep Animals/Pests From Your Garden (guest speaker – MGV)

Register for Virtual Classes

2024 In-Person Classes

  • June 5: Veggie Burgers (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • June 26: Growing Fruits (guest speaker – MGV)
  • July 10: Gnocchi (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • July 17: How to Build a Sheet Pan Dinner (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • July 24: Attracting Bees and Butterflies to the Garden (guest speaker – MGV)
  • Aug 7: Recipe (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • Aug 14: Gardening with Kids (guest speaker – MGV)
  • Aug 21: Recipe (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • Aug 28: Recipe (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • Sept 4: Recipe (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • Sept 11: Ergonomic Gardening (guest speaker – MGV)
  • Sept 18: Recipe (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • Oct (any Wednesday): Soil Preparation and Rejuvenation (guest speaker – MGV)
  • Nov (any Wednesday): Recipe (guest speaker – Cameron Stauffer)
  • Dec (any Wednesday): Greenhouse Gardening (guest speaker – MGV)

Additional Heart Healthy Recipes

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