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Peninsula, OH 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:00PM - 4:00PM

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Join The Spicy Lamb Farm in celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Buy food from Stray Dog Cafe or bring a picnic and enjoy herding, fiber crafts, lawn games and farm tours.

Location:
The Spicy Lamb Farm
6560 Akron Peninsula Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Contact:
Laura / 330-657-2012 /

http://www.thespicylamb.com

 

Lewisville, OH 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00am-3:00pm

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The tour of this diversified homestead will feature learning stations and local Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to share details about projects. Individual stations will include: cheesemaking, rendering lard, canning butter and milk, alternative livestock feeds, making sourdough starter, making soap, making lye, making hominy from field corn, composting, alternative health practices, and agritourism. Additional tour stops will include their 1,200 quart fruit cupboard, their commercial kitchen/cheese house, rental facilities and bed and breakfast rooms, and their Romanov sheep flock. A complimentary lunch will be served, featuring stuffed smoked sausage, vegetable beef soup, homemade bread, chicken and noodles, cheese, and assorted desserts.

Registration: To register, email davidblackstone73@gmail.com.

Directions: From I-77, travel east on Rte. 78 for approximately 17 miles. Turn left on Kuhn Run Rd./Township Rd. 55. After about 1 mile, turn left on Township Rd. 58. Stay right at the fork; the farm is on the left.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Blackstone Farm
49800 Township Rd. 58
Lewisville, OH 43754

Contact:
Nicki and David Blackstone / 740-567-3463 /

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Joshua Jones, Turner Farm Community Garden Manager, will speak to how over-wintering your garden with Cover Crops can supress weeds, add nitrogen to the soil, control erosion and make your garden more productive and healthier for the spring growing season.

This will be a work and learn educational program at the East End Community Garden. Joshua will teach when, why, and how to use cover crops through discussion and a hands-on experience of preparing garden beds and sowing cover crop seed.

The class is FREE and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: Advance registration is requested by September 20.

Location:
East End Community Garden
246 Setchell Street
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Contact for day of class: Joshua Jones joshua@turnerfarm.org (513) 675-6836 (mobile)

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / (513) 328-0100 /

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford's biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event. Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family!

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Emily / (740) 363-2548 /

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Lancaster, OH 

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:30am-2:00pm

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Join OEFFA and Columbus Outdoor Pursuits for a family-friendly bicycle tour of Fairfield County's local food economy. Enjoy a scenic 40 mile ride through the central Ohio countryside, with stops at Keller Market House, The Kale Yard, and Berry Family Farm, before wrapping up the day at Rockmill Brewery.

Cost and Registration: $35 members, $50 non-members, $25 children. Price includes snacks from Stutzman Farms. Email milo@oeffa.org for a special code you can use at check out for your OEFFA member discount. Proceeds benefit OEFFA and COP.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Rockmill Brewery
5705 Lithopolis Rd. NW
Lancaster, OH 43130

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/event-2571122

 

Brookeville, PA 

Monday, September 25, 2017 through Friday, September 29, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living
93 Quiet Creek Ln
Brookeville, Pennsylvania 15825

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/09/25/367/36%7C35%7C34/YTU4ODc3MGY2M

 

Holt, MI 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This event is hosted by Dan Brainard, Sam Hitchcock Tilton, and Marisa Benzle of Michigan State University Department of Horticulture.

The field-day will begin with time to inspect many types of weeding machines and cultivating tractors and talk to fellow growers. Jean-Paul Courtens will speak about getting the most out of your tools and the principles of effective mechanical weed control. After lunch together, farmers and researchers who have been using tools to control weeds in the row will talk and demonstrate in-row tools in the field. Later, watch manufacturer's demonstrate their weeding tools and cultivating tractors on lettuce and young beets.

The fee for the field day is $15. Register before September 15th to get lunch.

Many brands of finger-weeders, torsion weeders, flex-tine harrows will be on display and demonstrated, as well as many other cultivation tools. This is a unique opportunity for farmers to learn from each other, hear from a master-farmer, inspect many weeding tools for themselves, and see and compare almost all of the cultivating tractors made today.

Location:
MSU Horticulture Teaching and Research Center
3291 College Rd
Holt, Michigan 48842

Contact:
Sam Hitchcock Tilton / (414) 213-5337 /

https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=8417F4BE0CEFB513

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Joshua Jones, Turner Farm Community Garden Manager, will lead this work and learn educational program at the East End Community Garden. Joshua will teach when, why, and how to use Low Tunnels and Cold Frames through discussion and hands-on experience of installing low-tunnels and a cold frame. He will also review the types of vegetable plants that do well in cooler weather and the basics of managing low tunnels to extend the growing season late into the fall.

This class is FREE and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: Advance registration is requested by September 28.

Contact for day of class: Joshua Jones, joshua@turnerfarm.org, (513) 675-6836

Location:
East End Community Garden
246 Setchell Street
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / (513) 328-0100 /

http://turnerfarm.org/

 

Dayton, OH 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 through Monday, October 9, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/10/05/361/36%7C35%7C34/ODkyMTNjYmNiY

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Join Annie and Jay for a guided tour of Blue Rock Station. The Warmkes are happy to periodically open their farm for a glimpse of how their version of sustainable living works.

Visitors will view some of the buildings made with rammed-earth tires, straw bales and earth plaster. There are a total of 18 buildings that can potentially be a part of the tour. After a short walk down the lane visitors will be invited to visit the sun room and living room of the first Earthship east of the Mississippi.

Depending on the weather, time will be given for discussion of ideas and questions. Children are always welcome unless otherwise noted but please keep in mind that this is an adult tour.

Reservations and pre-payment are required. Private tours can be scheduled for visitors with more specific questions about their personal building projects.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, Ohio 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/29/339/36%7C35%7C34/NTI0NThlYTA1O

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00-5:00pm

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Are you an aspiring or new farmer planning your dream farm? This workshop will help you map out your farm vision, clarify your goals and values, and assess your strengths, resources, and needs before beginning a farming enterprise. Participants will hear from a panel of early career farmers and will receive important planning resources.

Cost and Registration: $25. Price includes light refreshments. Pre-registration is required by October 9. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmvision or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Farm Vision, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Kelly Henderson at (614) 421-2022.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
OEFFA
41 Croswell Rd.
Columubs, OH 43214

Contact:
OEFFA / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmvision

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, October 16, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Presenter – Jazz Glastra, Executive Director Canal Market District

The Newark Canal Market is currently in its second year of operation. The farmers' market is open on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Along with the farmers' market, the Canal Market District is exploring the many possibilities of starting an enterprise hub which will benefit local farmers. The hub will offer farmers the opportunity to wholesale their products to local vendors and also provide a location where local farm produce can be processed into sauces, soups, fermented vegetables and other assorted products. Jazz Glastra, will discuss what is currently happening at the Canal Market District and future plans.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive Alexandria Ohio, 43001
Alexandria, OH 43001

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

 

Delaware, OH 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Bring your little one out to discover Stratford as they become a farmer for a day. You and your child will interact with the animals as you help with morning chores. For children ages 2-5 and their adult companion.

Also offered October 17

$10 per session for child/adult pair

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/small-farmers-6/

 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00am

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Join Kevin Matteson, Associate Director, Masters Programs Project Dragonfly, Miami University, as he presents: Community-based Pollinator Conservation in Cities.

To Join a webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Reminders will be sent out and log-in instructions prior to each session to everyone on our beekeeping e-mail list.

They looking forward to an exciting, educational year!

Location:
online at http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / n/a /

http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

 

Lancaster, OH 

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Learn how to preserve the season's harvest with basic water bath canning. Chef Doug Weber will walk us through all the steps to can safely at home. Each participant will take home a jar of apple sauce and a jar of apple butter, made with local Cortland apples from Hugus Fruit Farm. This is the first in a series of cooking classes that are being offered as a fundraiser for the market. Chef Weber is generously donating his time - all proceeds from this workshop will go directly to benefit the Keller Market House. Look for more workshops in the coming months! This workshop is offered on a sliding scale of $15 - $60. Space is limited - Please pre-register and pay online or in person at the market.

Location:
Keller Market House
134 S. Columbus St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Contact:
N/a / (740) 277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org/events.html

 

Delaware, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Oct. 20th & 21st Friday at 12:00pm - Saturday unti 4:00pm

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Bring a packed lunch or arrive as time permits on Friday.

Come prepared to spend the night on the farm either indoors, outdoors or in the hayloft. During this adult program geared toward making apple butter, you will have a unique hands-on experience, from peeling apples to cooking over an open fire to canning.

Along the way there will be ample opportunity to learn about the inter-workings of our 236 acre organic farm and nature preserve.

Participants will leave with home-made apple butter, and a deeper understanding and connection to life on the farm.

Cost includes three meals. $100 per person.
Pre-resgistration required, call 740-363-2548.

Location:
At Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Emily Pidock / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/calendar/2017-04/

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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