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Yellow Springs, OH 

Friday, February 24, 2017
February 24th - 25th Time: throughout the day

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Antioch College campus in Yellow Springs will be home to the Healthy Soil Symposium, where they will be focusing on the importance of soil quality to human health and climate cooling.

The symposium will include presentations by area farmers, extension agents, researchers, gardeners, academics and climate activists. It will cover a range of topics, including
soil and its impact on water systems, built infrastructure, health, and community resilience; the local and global soil landscape; urban greenscaping solutions; and the many ways that regenerative soil practice is moving forward.

Speakers include keynote Didi Pershouse of the Soil Carbon Coalition; Doug Seibert and Leslie Garcia of Peach Mountain Organics; area carbon farmer David Brandt; permaculture activist Peter Bane; Sabrena Schweyer of Salsbury-Schweyer Landscape Design; Chad Bitler of Greenacres Farm; and other area farmers, gardeners and regional soil practitioners.

Location:
Antioch College (McGregor Hall, Room #113)
1 Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Community Solutions / (937) 767 - 2161 /

http://www.communitysolution.org

 

Piketon, OH 

Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday February 24th: 9:30am-9:30pm Saturday February 25th: 9am-4pm

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The Ohio State University will be holding the Ohio State University Hops Conference and Trade Show.

This conference will be of interest to beginning, as well as advanced hop growers, or anyone interested in the rapidly growing Ohio craft brewing and hops industry. There will be multiple sessions geared towards the level of grower, taught by experts, growers, and many others in the hops industry. Check out the wide range of presentations that will be offered over the course of the two days and immerse yourself in the craft brewing industry.

An Ohio Hops Celebration Banquet will be held on the evening of February 24th at additional fees.

Conference cost: $150.00 for two days*
$100.00 for one day*
Deadline to register is Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Location:
Endeavor Center and Large Auditorium
1864 Shyville Rd
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Charissa E. Gardner / 740-289-2071 Ext. 13 /

https://southcenters.osu.edu/horticulture/other-specialties/hops/2017-the-ohio-state-university-hops

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Session #1: 11am-1pm Session #2: 1:45pm-3:45pm

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Join instructor David K Koester in an onsite demonstration and instruction in pruning fruit trees in the Hayfields Orchard.

This workshop will cover the care of and selection of varieties of fruit trees suited for our region. Sustainable organic biological practices, including organic sprays and treatments, will be reviewed as well as conventional approaches to orchard management. 

How to Register:
Workshop is open to the public, however it is limited to 25 participants so please enroll early.  To register please contact:               
Marsha Lindner
Hayfields Orchard
blindner@fuse.net

Fee: $20.

Location:
Hayfields Orchard
8835 Old Indian Hill Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10am-1pm

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Stratford Ecological Center welcomes you to start the year with this 3 class series that covers basic honey bee
biology, and how to use bee biology to develop better beekeeping management practices. Classes are on selected Saturdays in February and March for a total of 9 hours of classes

Cost: $120

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

Contact:
Dave Noble / 614 - 512 - 2849 /

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org/apiarybees

 

Zanesville, OH 

Saturday, February 25, 2017
11am-3pm

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Women Grow Ohio's After Chores: 
How can I make a living at what I love to do?

The event will have a featuring workshop taught by Carie Starr of Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch and Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station on assessing resources and how to use those resources to make a living. Women farmers, farmsteaders, urban gardeners and homesteaders are invited to attend for a day of learning, speed networking at lunch, exhibitors, and a seed swap. 

The cost is $15 and includes lunch and materials. 

The seed swap is hosted by Amanda Preston of Bee Good Gardens (Columbus) and attendees are invited to bring seeds and swaps to share. 

Pre-registration is required at www.womengrowohio.com or by calling Annie Warmke (740) 674-4300.

Location:
Mike Seiler Studio
129 South Seventh St.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact:
Annie Warmke / (740)674-4300 /

http://www.womengrowohio.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, February 26, 2017
February 26th-28th 26th: 4:00-6:00pm 27th: 8:00am-6:00pm 28th: 7:00am-7:00pm

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OSFWCD will have a variety of special speakers this year! They are extremely happy to announce the return of a meeting favorite — Randy Frazier of Leadership Takes Courage. His stories will leave you inspired! They are also in the process of finalizing our Monday luncheon speaker, Jim Richardson, of Richardson Photography and formerly with National Geographic. He will share amazing conservation pictures and stories. On Tuesday, they will have a Legislative Session and in the evening host a Legislative Reception at the Statehouse Rotunda as we meet with our Ohio Senate and House members.

Additionally, the trade show guests are lining up to participate. If your business is interested in sponsorship or being a vendor, contact the office ASAP!

Other things to note: The Employee's Association will be having a social Monday evening at Pinsbar. Also, watch for Delegate Session information; the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission Meeting information; Envirothon Silent Auction items; OFSWCD Auxiliary information; and much more!

Location:
Columbus Renaissance Hotel
50 N 3rd St
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts / (614) 784-1900 /

http://ofswcd.org/?p=789

 

Piketon, OH 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4-6pm

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Want to help guide a state food policy agenda?

The Ohio Food Policy Network is hosting a series of regional meetings to connect the visions, values, activities, needs, and priorities of Ohio's key food system members and organizations. These meetings are the foundation for the development of a shared agenda for Ohio's food system.

The meetings will involve mapping, visioning and prioritization activities. All are welcome to attend - visit the website to register and to learn more about this project and share this within your own networks.

Location:
OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Amy Baskes / n/a /

http://glenn.osu.edu/food/

 

Lewis Center, OH 

Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00am-3:00pm

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Register now for the 2017 Ohio Food Industry Summit, hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center.

The Ohio Food Industry Summit is full day where companies can discover new techniques, learn of innovative trends, and identify valuable resources that will strengthen one of Ohio's already strong and vital industries.

A few of our Summit speakers will include:
•Mike Townsley, president, Bob Evans Farms Foods
•Steve Armstrong, EAS Consulting Group, and former chief food law counsel, Campbell Soup Company
•Kara Nielsen, trendologist, nationally recognized food and beverage trend authority
•Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director, National Institute of Food & Agriculture


Cold Jet, Bollin Label Systems, AEP Ohio, Avure Technologies, Lakeview Farms, Sandridge Food Corporation, the jdi group, EAGLE Certification Group, Clark State Community College, Cooper Farms, Ohio Development Services Agency, and Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host representatives from food-related businesses, food manufacturers, academic partners, service providers, technicians, economic development leaders, industry-related organizations, political representatives, agricultural producers and more.


To register, see link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-ohio-food-industry-summit-registration-29620200818?utm_campaign=ne

Location:
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr S.
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Contact:
CIFT / 419-535-6000, ext. 1 /

http://ciftinnovation.org/component/content/article/246-early-bird-registration-for-2017-ohio-food-i

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:45am-5:30pm

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The Ohio Community Rights Network and CELDF are co-sponsoring Community Rights for Social Justice: Growing Roots and Rights, a one day workshop on why we why we don't have the power to stop police brutality or pipelines, establish minimum wage laws and LGBT rights, and others issues facing our communities.

They will look at how the corporate state overrides local democratic decision-making and forces unjust labor, environmental, and discriminating practices into our communities. Also delve into what communities are doing to elevate the rights of communities and nature over the corporate state.

Location:
The Northwood - High Building Room 100
2231 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Contact:
The Ohio Community Rights Network / 440-838-5272. /

http://celdf.org/2017/01/community-rights-social-justice-growing-roots-rights-workshop-columbus/

 

Upper Sandusky, OH 

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 a.m.

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Jay McCaman, author of "When Weeds Talk," will be joining the OEFFA Grain Growers meeting. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. We will be discussing next meetings and the summer tour and picnic. Because it worked out well, we will have a buffet meal again at a cost of $10.00.

Location:
Village Restaurant
435 N. Warpole St.
Upper Sandusky, OH

Contact:
Dave Shively / (419) 278-2701 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:30-8:00pm

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While the weather outside may be cold and grey, it will be warm and cheery as we coax easy and difficult seeds to germinate. 

Come prepared to plunge your hands into our fluffy potting soil, and take home some containers of seeds and soil to nurture in your home until warmer weather arrives.  Seeding schedules and which seeds need to be purchased, or started inside, verses which plants should be direct seeded will be covered.

Taught by Turner Farm's Melinda O'Briant.

Class is $15

Location:
Turner Farms
7400 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 453243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-561-7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Columbus, OH 

Friday, March 10, 2017
Morning Session begins at 8:30AM

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The 2017 OAA, Ohio Aquaculture Association, Spring Workshop will cover Aquaponics, the fastest growing segment of aquaculture and agriculture.

A variety of topics will be covered, including aspects of fish and plant management, water quality, and marketing.

Charlie Shultz, world renowned aquaponics expert, will headline our line-up of morning speakers. Jeni and Doug Blackburn, owners of Fresh Harvest Aquaponics Farm, have graciously opened their farm to afternoon technical, informative tours led by the
Blackburns, Charlie Shultz, and others.

Whether you are thinking about aquaponics or just starting, this is a must attend workshop!

Registration Deadline is March 6th

OAA Members: $50
Non-OAA Members: $75

Location:
Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Pl
Columbus, OH 43240

Contact:
Bill Lynch / 614-604-8823 /

http://regonline.com/aquaponicsworkshop

 

Kent, Ohio 

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Kent in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
United Church of Christ
1400 E. Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Contact:
LWV of Kent / 330-688-9545 /

http://www.kent.oh.lwvnet.org/index.html

 

Oxford, OH 

Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Ray Arlinghaus will lead a fruit tree grafting demonstration and discuss pruning and general orchard care. A donation of $5 is requested. Grafted trees can be purchased for $10.

Location:
Oxford Lane Library
441 S. Locust St.
Oxford, Ohio

Contact:
Nani Ball / (513) 478-1761 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Saturday, March 11, 2017
10am-1pm

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Stratford Ecological Center welcomes you to start the year with this 3 class series that covers basic honey bee
biology,and how to use bee biology to develop better beekeeping management practices. Classes are on selected Saturdays in February
and March for a total of 9 hours of classes.

Cost: $120

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

Contact:
Dave Noble / 614 -512 -2849 /

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org/apiarybees

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

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Hosted by Melinda O'Briant, Adult Education Director, Peter Huttinger, Community Garden Program Director, and Joshua Jones, Community Garden Manager. 

Join Turner Farms in their newly renovated Turner Farm Barn Studio with tea and snacks to discuss all things garden! They will discuss our favorite vegetable varieties, what we like to grow and why, seed ordering, and planting schedules.

Class is $15

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 453243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-561-7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

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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