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Hudson, OH 

Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:30 a.m. ET

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Sasha Miller applied the permaculture design process to implement regenerative practices on a 12 acre ridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as part of the Countryside Initiative Program. Join this tour and discussion to learn about the permaculture design process, establishing a cider orchard, raising pastured pork, and outdoor shiitake production. The tour will be held from 10:30 until noon. Bring a brown bag lunch if you'd like to stay to eat and have a discussion beginning at 12 p.m.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by September 23.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Purplebrown Farmstead
Hudson, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Pataskala, Ohio 

Sunday, September 26, 2021
1pm

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Join us for a potluck at Yellow Barn Farm in Pataskala on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1:00pm.

Please bring a dish to share and a suggestion of a place you'd like to tour or a topic for a future meeting.

Yellow Barn Farm is a small homestead that raises chickens for eggs and meat, pigs, and a small garden. They also have some berries and are slowly implementing permaculture practices on the property.

For more information, please contact Frank Broering at fbroerin@hotmail.com or 614-325-6455.

Location:
Yellow Barn Farm
5810 Columbia Rd SW
Pataskala, Ohio 430662

Contact:
Frank Broering / 614-325-6455 /

https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartofohiochapter

 

Online Workshop Series 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 through Thursday, December 2, 2021
Thursdays October 14, November 4, December 2—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

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If you want to transfer your farm land and/or business to a successor but need help navigating the process, this three-part online interactive workshop series will help you assess your situation, consider options, make decisions, and develop a plan.

Registration is required and attendance is limited. The cost is $75 for OEFFA members and $100 for non-members for up to two members of the senior generation on the same farm.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Online Workshop Series

Contact:
OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Eaton, OH 

Sunday, October 17, 2021
1-3 p.m. ET

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Eugene Goodman and Lucy Owsley started farming in 1994, and were certified organic by OEFFA from 1996 to 2002. They have owned and operated Boulder Belt Eco-Farm since 2005. They grow a wide selection of produce year round for their 40 community supported agriculture (CSA) families, the Richmond Farmers' Market, and Oxford's MOON Co-op. They have been specializing in season extension since the mid-1990s and run the oldest winter CSA in Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA.

Join them for a walking tour of the 2+ acre market garden that includes two high tunnels, several homemade "scissor" tunnels and portable tunnels, and outdoor crops. They will talk about proper crop selection and timing the plantings for a successful winter season. Eugene and Lucy will also discuss what pest and disease pressures one deals with in winter and how to control them. Finally, they will talk about preparing and harvesting for winter markets, including using summer- and fall-harvested storage crops (such as onions and garlic) for winter sales.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
Eaton, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Online Workshop Series 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tuesdays, October 19-November 16—6:30-8:30 p.m. ET

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Exclusively for farmers and ranchers, this workshop delivers the knowledge and skills you need to resolve key legal vulnerabilities on your farm within a collaborative, interactive community of peers. After a five week series of virtual interactive workshops and self-study, you'll walk away ready to implement your own legal action plan and find legal answers with confidence.

Registration: Registration is required and will open in August. The cost is $49 per farm, and includes a one year farm membership to Farm Commons and a book which will be mailed to you.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Online Workshop Series

Contact:
OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Online February 12/ Dayton February 17-19 

Saturday, February 12, 2022 through Saturday, February 19, 2022
2/12 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; 2/17 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 2/18 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 2/19 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Save the date for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 43rd annual conference, Rooted and Rising, February 12 online and February 17-19 in Dayton!

Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference offers up to four days of live learning, sharing, and connecting with sustainable farmers, gardeners, and local food supporters. This can't-miss hybrid event will feature:
- Dozens of educational workshops, in-depth Food and Farm School classes, and powerful keynote speakers
- In-person experiences, including an exhibit hall, kids conference and child care, meals, networking, and community conversations
- An interactive conference app to connect with other participants and access recordings through March 31

Registration for OEFFA's conference will open this fall. Learn more about the conference and sign up to receive conference updates by email at www.oeffa.org/conference2022.

Location:
Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

The conference will be held online only February 12 and in Dayton February 17-19.

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2022

 

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