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Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Learn how to create and maintain regenerative, perennial landscapes in your own yard. Macy Reynolds, native plant expert and pollinator friendly gardener, will lead these hands-on sessions. No experience necessary. This series is geared toward adults; 13+ years old welcome. Children (12 and under) free with adult registration.

Participants should plan to meet at the Agraria Barn and bring a water bottle and clothes that can get dirty.

Session III (August 10): Habitat-Friendly Fall Care
Learn best practices in landscape care to support thriving habitats in your yard through the fall and winter

Price: $10/session, $25 for all 3 (use discount code ALLTHREE at checkout). To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/native-plant-landscapes-series/

 

Online 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2 p.m.

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The Organic Center has partnered with The University of Rhode Island (URI) to identify the best opportunities for developing cost-effective and organic-compliant tools to help organic farmers navigate food safety risks and third-party certification. Dr. Patrick Baur from URI will present results from a national needs assessment that included farmer-focused listening sessions and a national survey. Specifically, these results will touch on which producers are most impacted on a national level and which food safety requirements are most difficult to synchronize with NOP standards. This needs assessment will also help prioritizing which research and knowledge gaps can best address these specific conflicts. Join Dr. Amber Sciligo of The Organic Center & Dr. Baur as they discuss the research findings and next steps for this pivotal work. This webinar will include a Q&A session following the presentation.

The Organic Center webinars are open to all and are recorded. Register via the link below to gain access to the recording when made available on demand.

Location:
Online

Contact:
The Organic Center / (802) 275-3897 /

http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8016567031421/WN_qyojxOD3QQGCBL6eWukFdw

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Friday, August 12, 2022 through Sunday, August 14, 2022
9 a.m.

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Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice has collaborated with Tecumseh Land Trust, Antioch College, Cornville Seed, Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative, and Rural Action to offer a 3-day Grain School.

Over the course of three days, participants will have hands-on experience on the topic of ancient heritage grains. Join for farmers panels, beer tastings, baking demos, and lectures on various grain related topics such as the history of beer and dispelling the myth of backyard grains. Come for one day or all three days.

Visit the link below to view the daily schedule, presenter details, scholarship application, and register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Beth Bridgeman / (937) 767-2161 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grain-school-tickets-272126456557

 

Mansfield, Ohio 

Saturday, August 13, 2022
1 p.m.

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The Mansfield Microfarm Project (MMP) is a community-university collaborative to create economic development through sustainable microfarming (small-plot, high-intensity organic agriculture) in post-industrial urban spaces. The main objective is establishing a sustainable community-based training program for aspiring beginning farmers that provides farming and business skills necessary to manage a small-scale intensive farm operation. This program also supports economic development in the low-opportunity North End of Mansfield through two
organizations: the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) and the Richland Gro-op (RGO).

Attendees can expect to see and discuss best growing procedures, obstacles faced during development, the operation's processes of marketing and sales, composting procedures, crop plans, how their co-operative operates, and more.

Location:
NECIC Urban Farm, The Food Lab
311 Bowman St.
Mansfield, OH 44903

Contact:
Walter Bonham and Justin Ocheltree / (419) 512-3395 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Amanda, Ohio 

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Noon

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Paige's Produce Family Farm Market is a family vegetable farm and orchard, selling at farmers markets and their home farm store. They offer a CSA program and u-pick orchard for apples and peaches, as well as pumpkins in the fall.

At this tour, a live Bluegrass band and Da Que Barbecue food truck are on site from noon to 2 p.m. The tour begins at 2 p.m. August 13: peaches and apples will be available to demonstrate how to select and pick fruit from a tree (participants will be able to purchase their bag for the picking session if desired). Another tour will take place October 8.

This event is part of Common Greens' farm tour series. Visit the link below to learn more about Common Greens.

Location:
Paige's Produce Family Farm Market
7975 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd.
Amanda, OH 43102

Contact:
Brian Helser / (740) 601-8419 /

http://www.commongreensohio.org/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join herbalist Amy Chavez during these third Wednesday monthly sessions.

Participants will gather on the land, identify and harvest medicinal plants, and create medicines for specific body system healing. No experience necessary. Adults and 13+ years old. Registration required.

August 17: Back to School Health

Price: $15/session. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/herbalism-skillshares/

 

Online 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
4 p.m.

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High levels of stress are present in agricultural communities. Unstable finances, the pressure of multigenerational farm lineage, injury, chronic illness, harsh weather conditions, and more recently stressors associated with COVID-19 are among the challenges producers face daily. The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP) network of partners believes that the unique needs of agricultural communities must be addressed. This is done through communication and collaboration with partners across the Western region to offer education, support in navigating resources, and funding opportunities for agricultural communities.

Mauricio Guerrero-Villanueva is a Graduate Student Researcher with the California AgrAbility Program. In this presentation, Community Talks: Building and Developing Mental Health Garden Outreach Events, Mauricio will describe a series of in-person, virtual, and hybrid community talks held in California's agricultural communities. The goal of the talks was to hold spaces for community members and leaders (Promotores) to gather and discuss the importance of mental health and gardening. The events were an opportunity to hear from community members about mental health concerns, the extent to which appropriate services exist, and what they would like to see at a mental health and gardening event. This session will highlight the gardening events and partners coming together to support farmer and farmworker mental health.

Intended Audience: WRASAP lead agencies; WRASAP collaborating organizations; any agency/health provider/program providing services to producers (agricultural farmers, ranchers, workers, business owners, and non-industrial private forest owners and managers) and their families in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Register via the link below to join this free webinar. The last day to register is Monday, August 15, 2022; all registrants will receive connection information upon registration submission.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program / (530) 752-1613 /

http://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuc-mrrjMvH9ztuZ-iUfVQFG266fY2

 

Bucyrus, Ohio 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Nathan Brause Farm
4565 Zeigler Rd.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Hamilton, Ohio 

Saturday, August 20, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Butler SWCD Office
1802 Princeton Rd., Suite 300
Hamilton, OH 45011

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Zanesville, Ohio 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Muskingum County
1145 Morgan Rd.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Grab your sketchbooks and get creative in nature with Agraria! Join artist Maureen Fellinger as she leads a monthly drawing group on the land at Agraria.

Each month, Maureen will introduce a fun technique to help you explore a different approach in your art making process then participants will be invited to create a land inspired sketch. BYOS (Bring Your Own Sketchbook!) and mark making supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, etc). Be creatively inspired by the natural landscape and all of the life in it! No drawing experience necessary‚Äďall abilities welcome, ages 13+.

Register for one or all three via the link below. $5/session.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/sketch-club/

 

Brookville, Ohio 

Friday, August 26, 2022
5 p.m.

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The Narrow Way Farm is a 5-acre family owned and operated farm. Dedicated to providing local, responsibly grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, no harsh chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are used on the property. The land and plants are cared for by using natural fertilizers and soil enhancers. The Narrow Way Farm also offers farm-produced goods such as jams, jellies, and fruit butters made mainly with fruit grown on the farm.

Location:
The Narrow Way Farm
3622 Johnsville Brookville Rd.
Brookville, OH 45309

Contact:
David and Tia Stuart / (937) 833-0641 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through Tuesday, September 27, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Want to harvest berries from May to September from your yard? From strawberries to serviceberries to paw paw you can fill your yard with edible, perennial food plants for a long summer harvest!

Join Agraria Education Director Kat Christen to learn how to plant a small backyard food forest or just incorporate edible food forest plants into your existing landscape. This is a 4-session series.

A food forest is a planting of edible herbs, berries, shrubs and trees that provide food or medicine in a forest like setting. Plants in a food forest are perennial, that is grow back every year, and require minimal care once established.

Participants will learn about soil and perennial plant site prep, the best edible perennials for our region, perennial planting, and ongoing perennial plant care, through discussion and hands on work in Agraria's Youth Forage Garden and Perennial Pantry Garden.

They will focus on tried-and-true perennials, especially berries and tree fruits, that thrive in our region using organic, regenerative practices and provide great forage opportunities throughout the growing season for kids and adults alike. Native edible plants will also be featured.

Sessions will take place at Agraria in the Barn and on the land in the Youth Forage Garden and Perennial Pantry Gardens. Any experience level welcome. Participants will leave with a 6-pack of food forest plants recommended for your growing site. Registration is $80. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/backyard-food-forest-garden-series/

 

Belleville, Michigan 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
10 a.m.

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Old City Acres is a four season, no-till market garden located in the swamps outside of Detroit that feeds the community year-round using a flexible CSA model. The farm moved to its current location five years ago and has since transformed a swampy forest into a profitable market garden by the use of extensive drainage and land remediation techniques.

The tour will focus on designing efficient on-farm systems, from wash-pack setup to overall farm layout.

Location:
Old City Acres
43800 Willow Rd.
Belleville, OH 48111

Contact:
Alexander Ball / (734) 771-9984 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join Agraria on the first Wednesday of each month for a walk on the land where we will learn about spring forage for food, medicine, and craft, and how to sustainably harvest them. Dress for the weather. All ages welcome! $5/person, free for children under 5. Visit the link below to register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/agraria-land-walk/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Friday, September 9, 2022 through Saturday, September 10, 2022
Noon

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The 2022 Black Farming Conference is brought to you by Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, Central State University, Antioch College, and the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center.

This year's conference theme: Roots, Food, and Storytelling will build upon the legacy of ancestral roots of food from the African diaspora and the power of storytelling through food, family, and American culture.

Confirmed Speaker:
Michael Twitty is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator.

Visit the link below for more information on speakers, breakout sessions, and farm tours closer to the event date.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://www.communitysolution.org/events

 

OEFFA
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022
Fax: (614) 421-2011

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