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January 28, 2023

Mom Report: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road) is a hidden treasure off of Colerain Avenue that many people may drive by each day without even realizing it is there! This small nature preserve boasts big activities. For example, this past weekend it hosted Maple Sugar Days. There were demonstrations of how trees are tapped and how sap is boiled down to a thick syrup that everyone enjoys on their pancakes. Naturalists led walking tours explaining the process and kids got to try out tapping and sample different grades of syrup and other tasty treats inside of the historic Ellenwood Barn. My 3-year old walked away from the event knowing that syrup comes from trees, not the grocery.

In addition to Maple Sugar Days, Glenwood Gardens (10397 Springfield Pike) is hosting a special Maple Sugar program just for kids at the Highfield Discovery Garden now March 11.

Farbach-Werner has a small paved walking path and butterfly garden. Also, there are a number of special programs hosted in the old barn. Some to be noted are Yoga After Work on Tuesdays, Painted Pots Week in April, a kid friendly Mother’s Day craft in May, and Frog Week at the end of May as a kick off to different animal themed weeks throughout the summer.

For more information about Farbach-Werner and other programs sponsored by Great Parks be sure to check out

About the Author

Susie Dyson

Susie lives in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati with her husband and four kids. She has a 7-Year-old, 6-year-old, 3-year-old and a new baby! Together, they like to explore new things in Cincinnati as well as favorite places like Summit Park and the Cincinnati Nature Center. Susie is a former high school teacher and now a stay-at-home mom. She also enjoys running, being outside, spending time with family and friends, road tripping, participating in her church's activities and drinking coffee.