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Clarksville, OH 

Saturday, June 24, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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40 years ago Guy started farming with his brother.
30 years ago we bought our farm and sold sweet corn from a roadside stand.
20 years ago we became Certified Organic and attended our first farmer's market.

We are hosting a Milestone Celebration and Open House at the farm on Saturday, June 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Mark your calenders! It will be a chance to join us for a farm tour and fellowship. Come experience an evening in the fields, meet our apprentices, and connect with each other as supporters of the local food revolution.

Location:
That Guys Family Farm
394 State Route 380
Clarksville, Ohio 45113

Contact:
Guy / 937-289-3151 /

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, June 24, 2017
5:00-7:00pm

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Central State University Cooperative Extension Service is the newest land-grant institution in Ohio. Their urban agriculture programs help educate small and nontraditional farmers and urban communities about urban agriculture practices. Urban Greens turns vacant properties into beautiful and bountiful gardens. They operate a half acre urban farm, which serves a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They rely on an extensive network of like-minded farmers, which provide them with the best variety and quality. Tour this garden and small food hub, learn how they collaborate with their community, and stay for an optional farm-to-table meal. CSU Extension Agent Lisa Craig will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

Cost and Registration: The farm tour is free and open to the public and does not require pre-registration. Pre-registration is required for the dinner, which costs $20. To register, email info@urbangreensfresh.com with "Farm to Table" in the subject line.

This event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension 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:
Urban Greens
241 Worth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Contact:
Ryan Doan / 513-255-0955 /

http://www.urbangreensfresh.com

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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John Wood, an Amesville native, started Homecoming Farm with the help of his parents, George and Marcia, in 2015. This start-up is managed in a sustainable and ethical way, and John is currently exploring organic certification. He will share is experiences as a beginning farmer and what he has learned.

The property is managed with a whole-farm approach with a focus on diverse, year-round income streams including fruit trees, vegetables, wood products, and non-timber forest products such as maple syrup. Co-sponsored by Rural Action, see the farm's vegetable plots, flower beds, and sugar shack, and learn about diversification and how to best manage a mix of forested and unforested land.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact caitie@ruralaction.org or (740) 677-4047. Materials will be provided.

Directions: From Athens, take Rte. 550 E into Amesville. Turn onto Rte. 329 N and drive 0.5 miles. Turn right on Linscott Rd. Homecoming Farm is the first driveway on the right. The driveway is steep; parking is at the top of the hill.

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:
Homecoming Farm
14964 Linscott Run Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
John Wood / 740-448-3402 /

http://www.homecomingfarmohio.com

 

Oxford, OH 

Sunday, June 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Bees, Honey, Flowers, Snacks

Alex Zomchek, President of the Butler County Beekeeper's Club and Master Beekeeper Instructor and members of the club will be our guides.

YOU ARE INVITED TO:
• Watch the experts examine a beehive. See a handheld observation hive up close and safe behind glass!
• Hear about the challenges to the honeybee population and the ways we can all help the bees survive.
• Taste different kinds of honey and enjoy snacks.
• Play honey bee educational and entertaining games.
• Buy honey and beeswax candles from the beekeepers association and bee friendly flowering plants from L'Obel Nursery.

This Free Program is presented by the MOON Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, the Butler County Beekeepers Club and MOON Co-op Market.

Location:
Miami's Ecological Research Center
5806 Somerville Road
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Look for the sign on the right, near the top of the hill, coming from Oxford on #732.

Contact:
Nani Ball / 513-523-2360 /

 

Powell, OH 

Monday, June 26, 2017
6:30 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Powell Library
460 S. Liberty Rd.
Powell, Ohio 43065

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Yellow Springs, OH 

Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 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:
Antioch College
1 Morgan Pl
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/06/26/366/36%7C35%7C34/ZjBjZmQzOGNhM

 

Reynoldsburg, OH 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
2:00 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Reynoldsburg Library
1402 Brice Rd
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, June 29, 2017
10:00 am

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Gahanna Library
310 Granville St.
Columbus, Ohio 43230

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:00 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Karl Rd. Library
5590 Karl Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Apple Creek, OH 

Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:00-6:00pm

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The Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) 2017 Organic Crop Field Day will feature tours of organic research plots on the OSU Wooster Campus. Topics to be covered include: soil balancing experiments; cover crop interseeding; variety trials of oats, corn, and red clover; weed management; and vegetable tillage, microbials, grafting, and season extension.

Directions: From Wooster, take Rte. 250 S to Apple Creek. In Apple Creek, turn left on Apple Creek Rd. and travel 1.8 miles. The farm is on the left.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team 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:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center West Badger Farm
1501 Apple Creek Rd.
Apple Creek, OH 44606

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / 330-202-3528 /

http://offer.osu.edu

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
10:30 am

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
MLK Library
1600 E Long St
Columbus, Ohio 43203

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Pickerington, OH 

Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00 pm

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This fascinating look into the life of a honey hive will engage audiences of all ages. View the inner parts of a hive, learn the intricate life cycle and habits of the queen, workers and drones, and prepare to fall in love with the source of all that sweetness, the gentle honey bee.

This 1-hour program includes:
• An engaging and passionate presenter
• Visual aids
• A piece-by-piece look into the interior of a honey hive
• Full descriptions of honey bees and their life cycles
• Familiarity with the tools used by the beekeeper
• An up-close look at preserved specimens of honey bees (no live bees will attend)
• An opportunity to try on a beekeeping outfit (and a great photo op!)
• Time for questions and answers

Location:
Pickerington Library
201 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Bexley, OH 

Thursday, July 6, 2017
4:00-7:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Bexley Farmers' Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, OH 43209

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Friday, July 7, 2017
3:00-7:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklinton Gardens Produce Stand
1003 W Town St
Columbus, OH 43222

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Monday, July 10, 2017
4:30 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Prairie Township Farmer's Market
5955 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43119

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:30am-1:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Pearl Market
19 N Pearl St
Columubs, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

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

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