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The events listed here may be cancelled or otherwise affected by coronavirus. We cannot confirm the accuracy of the events listed here. Please contact event hosts to confirm all meetings in advance.

Hanover NH 

Friday, April 3, 2020 through Friday, September 4, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm

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The Real Organic Project announces the second annual Dartmouth symposium, "Earth In Human Hands- A Path Forward." Over two star-studded days, participants will examine the ways in which agriculture impacts humans as a species. Most especially participants will look at how real organic farming is critical to health, and even to survival.

30+ speakers will address this issue! Climate, nutrition, food, politics, and money are more clearly woven together than ever before. ROP is excited to bring solutions to the forefront of the conversation. Keynote speakers include climate author Paul Hawken, farmer/author Eliot Coleman, and NASA scientist David Grinspoon.

Location:
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Contact:
Dartmouth Sustainability Office / 603-646-3487 /

https://www.realorganicproject.org/real-organic-project-symposium/

 

Cincinnati OH 

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home and Community Gardener 2020 - A Series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program

Learn garden basics in the classroom and with hands-on practice in the Mckie Community Garden and the Price Hill Community Garden. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

Classes are FREE and open to the public.

CLASS #5 TOPICS: Garden Practicum: Preparing Garden Beds, Seed Sowing and Composting

Location:
Mckie Community Garden
1655 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/community-garden-program/

 

Lima OH 

Thursday, April 9, 2020
8:15am - 5:00pm

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The wet weather of 2019 caused a great deal of stress for farmers and Ohio's agricultural industry. While it is unknown what Spring 2020 will bring, there are indications that there may be another delayed start to the planting season. Ohio State University Extension educators and specialists responded last year with the creation of a website (https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/) to address Ohio's agricultural challenges. This website continues to be maintained with resources that address agronomic crops, financial management, and stress management.

Through a grant from the USDA Farm Stress and Rural Assistance Network, Ohio State University Extension is able to offer Mental Health First Aid Training for agriculture professionals.

The registration fee is $20 per person and includes eight hours of training by OSU Extension professionals, materials, and lunch. Space is limited at each location.

Location:
OSU Lima campus
4240 Campus Dr
Lima, OH 45804

Contact:
Chris Zoller / 330-339-2337 /

https://go.osu.edu/mhfa20

 

Hamilton OH 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
8:15am - 5:00pm

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The wet weather of 2019 caused a great deal of stress for farmers and Ohio's agricultural industry. While it is unknown what Spring 2020 will bring, there are indications that there may be another delayed start to the planting season. Ohio State University Extension educators and specialists responded last year with the creation of a website (https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/) to address Ohio's agricultural challenges. This website continues to be maintained with resources that address agronomic crops, financial management, and stress management.

Through a grant from the USDA Farm Stress and Rural Assistance Network, Ohio State University Extension is able to offer Mental Health First Aid Training for agriculture professionals.

The registration fee is $20 per person and includes eight hours of training by OSU Extension professionals, materials, and lunch. Space is limited at each location.

Location:
OSU Extension Butler County
1802 Princeton Rd
Hamilton, OH 45011

Contact:
Chris Zoller / 330-339-2337 /

https://go.osu.edu/mhfa20

 

Columbus OH 

Friday, April 17, 2020
8:15am - 5:00pm

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The wet weather of 2019 caused a great deal of stress for farmers and Ohio's agricultural industry. While it is unknown what Spring 2020 will bring, there are indications that there may be another delayed start to the planting season. Ohio State University Extension educators and specialists responded last year with the creation of a website (https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/) to address Ohio's agricultural challenges. This website continues to be maintained with resources that address agronomic crops, financial management, and stress management.

Through a grant from the USDA Farm Stress and Rural Assistance Network, Ohio State University Extension is able to offer Mental Health First Aid Training for agriculture professionals.

The registration fee is $20 per person and includes eight hours of training by OSU Extension professionals, materials, and lunch. Space is limited at each location.

Location:
OSU Extension Franklin County
2548 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact:
Chris Zoller / 330-339-2337 /

https://go.osu.edu/mhfa20

 

Cincinnati OH 

Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Eat red, ripe, juicy tomatoes from your garden before the Fourth of July when you take this workshop! Longtime farmer Melinda O'Briant will spill all the secrets she's learned from growing tomatoes at Turner farm for more than 20 years. Learn how to get the earliest tomato harvest, select varieties for flavor and size, and trellis like a pro, plus get disease management tips. Students will take home four early season tomato plants ready for planting.

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Turner Farm / 513-561-7400 /

https://turnerfarm.org/adult-education/

 

Athens, OH 

Saturday, April 18, 2020
2:00 pm

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The Southeast OEFFA Chapter is inviting you to join them for a presentation led by Erin LaBelle, Social Enterprise Photgraphy Coordinator, featuring work by Athens Photo Project Artist. This presentation is a celebration to local farmers in the project and Athens county newest winery.

Location:
Dutch Creek Winery
12157 State Route 690
Athens, Ohio 45701

Contact:
Paul Freedman / (740) 818-4699 /

 

Columbus OH 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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The Central Ohio Farmers Market Season Kickoff Celebration is designed to bring together farmers markets, their managers and vendors in celebrating and generating excitement for the upcoming farmers market season. In other words, a pep rally for local food!

Farmers Market Managers - This event is an opportunity for you to share your support of a region-wide effort towards growing, marketing and enhancing farmers markets in Central Ohio. Your participation will showcase the collaboration and cooperation with the Ohio Farmers Market Network and other Central Ohio farmers markets, all for the betterment of the local food economy.

Consider this an opportunity to excite your vendors! Think of it as saying, "We want to put more dollars in your pocket, and here's how we're going to do it! Look at all the ways we've been working to improve our market!"

Vendors - The farmers market season is about to kickoff and you're consumed with your farm or business, as you should be. However, it's important that you know the benefits of participating in a local food system that's bigger than any one farmers market or vendor, and how that system is working for you.

Not only will you learn about OFMN's 2020 plans for marketing and engagement, you'll hear it directly from partners including Produce Perks and The Wonder Jam. Hear about the work being done, what's to come and how you can engage and participate.

Location:
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Jaime Hadji / (614) 349-6366 /

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe11bMHPBmiZYQfslLZXEflLrOGg9ef8nyaYgdHskJZ5BIJNA/viewform

 

Cincinnati OH 

Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables in a raised wood bed with Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program Director. Raised garden beds, filled with a mixture of soil and compost, are a convenient and effective way for home gardeners to grow fresh, healthy food. While there are other techniques and bed designs that can be used, these designs borrow from traditional market gardening and Permaculture practices, which will be discussed more in class.
During class, Peter will demonstrate the construction of a 4×8 foot cedar bed. Additional topics will include choosing the right lumber and soil mix for the garden bed, as well as how to build healthy, resilient soil using compost and green manure crops. An instructional handout will also be provided.

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Turner Farm / 513-561-7400 /

https://turnerfarm.org/adult-education/

 

Online meeting 

Sunday, April 26, 2020
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meeting will be held online due to COVID-19.

Location:
Online meeting

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Cincinnati OH 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Butterflies need your help. Many butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities like building houses, maintaining landscapes and farming with herbicides. Planting a butterfly garden is an easy way to help them, plus it means you get to enjoy more butterfly sightings in your yard. This class will cover selecting nectar plants to attract adult butterflies, host plants for specific native butterflies, other butterfly needs and how to become a certified monarch waystation. Because butterflies are attracted to flowers, it's easy to plant a garden that both you and the butterflies can enjoy. Class includes a 4-pack of milkweed to get your garden started.

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Turner Farm / 513-561-7400 /

https://turnerfarm.org/adult-education/

 

Arlington VA 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020
9:00am April 29 - 6:00pm May 1

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The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2022, and recommendations on organic policies.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments, will be posted as it becomes available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments.

Location:
Westin Crystal City
1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact:
Michelle Arsenault / 202-720-0081 /

https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-crystal-city-va?eType=E

 

Cincinnati OH 

Saturday, May 23, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home and Community Gardener 2020 - A Series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program

Learn garden basics in the classroom and with hands-on practice in the Mckie Community Garden and the Price Hill Community Garden. To support you in successfully gardening at home, or in a community garden, everyone will receive a handbook outlining gardening best practices, including fact sheets and diagrams.

Classes are FREE and open to the public.

CLASS #6 TOPICS: Garden Practicum: Planting and Cultivation Techniques

Location:
Price Hill Community Garden
956 Purcell Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/community-garden-program/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, July 26, 2020
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meetings are open to all members.

Location:
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

North Canton OH 

Saturday, October 24, 2020 through Sunday, October 25, 2020
all day

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Three learning tracts will be offered: Club Leadership, Beekeeping Business, and Safety for Women Beekeepers (in the bee yard and in the board room), featuring a total of 32 different topics.

This conference will bring together a hive of experienced, diverse, purposeful individuals to expand the opportunities for women (and men) as keepers of the ecosystem to support the health and sustainability of honey bees, native pollinators, and beekeeping.

Location:
Walsh University
2020 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720

Contact:
Michele Colopy / 330-803-3449 /

http://leadforpollinators.org/index.php/2020/02/27/becoming-21st-century-leaders/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 25, 2020
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meetings are open to all members.

Location:
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

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

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