We’re excited to announce that The Ross Heart Hospital Garden has even more to offer this year than in previous seasons. The garden was established in 2015 to give patients the tools they need to improve their own health, educating them in healthy cooking and facilitating discussion between community members and expert clinicians on how a nutrient-dense diet can improve overall wellness.

This year, classes will be held weekly from May through mid-September, and they will be available to Ross Heart Hospital patients, caregivers and community members. All classes are free to attend. You won’t want to miss this.

During our first class of the season, “Healthy and Inspiralizing Pastas,” attendees will use spiralized vegetables to create healthy, nutrient dense versions of your favorite pasta dishes! Later in the season, class members will learn techniques such as the best way to grill vegetables, how pulses heart reduce your risk of heart disease, and some food prep tips and tricks with Chef Asbury. Have you ever wondered how nutrition may affect how we sleep? Participants will have the rare opportunity to speak with pulmonologist and sleep expert Dr. Rami Khayat during our “Sleep Special.” Confused about buzzwords like natural/organic/Non-GMO? We’ll get there, too! All of this and so much more is featured in this season’s classes.

Ross Garden 2019 Monthly Classes

Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ross Garden (680 Vernon Tharp St.)

Classes will be held in Howlett Hall, Room 116, with harvesting sessions immediately after class.
Harvest sessions will begin in June immediately following each class.
*Classes subject to change. You may attend class as your schedule permits, but you must attend the class prior to harvesting from the garden.

Class Details

  • Classes will be held weekly from May through the middle of September
  • All classes will start at 6pm and will be held in Howlett Hall, 680 Vernon Tharp Street on the west side of campus
  • Parking Information: All parking at the Ohio State University Campus is administered by CampusParc. There are two surface lots with Pay-by-Plate located conveniently next to Howlett Hall. Please access CampusParc’s rate and fee schedules here so you can make adequate plans for parking while you attend classes!
  • Make sure to check in with one of our staff members at each class
  • What to Bring to each class:
    • Ross Garden harvest bag, provided to all new attendees during your first class.
    • Garden tools: gloves, scissors, clippers. (We have a limited number available to borrow)
    • Sun protection, hat, sunscreen
    • Drinking water
  • Participants will be asked to sign a participation waiver and optional media release form.

Sign-Up Here!

Contact us at 614-293-8797 or email us at with any questions at Rossgarden@osumc.edu with any questions.

Heart Healthy Recipes