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Pasture-Based Livestock and Poultry Tour

Williamsport, OH  

Saturday, August 1, 2015
1:30-4pm

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Kelly and Ryan Jeter of Three Moon Farm started as aspiring farmers who “knew nothing.” Since purchasing their land, they've created a self-sustaining 34 acre family farm that offers a satisfying lifestyle and provides eggs, beef, Thanksgiving turkeys, and pre-ordered meat chickens to word-of-mouth customers. Learn what infrastructure investments and conservation practices make this farm work. Kelly and Ryan will discuss the challenges and benefits of a recently established breeding program and on-farm poultry processing. Self-directed learners who graduated from the OSU Small Farm College and utilized other OSU programs and services, Kelly and Ryan will share the harder lessons learned only from experience, along with their plans for the future, including two acres of new fruit trees and on-farm processed cider.

Directions: From I-71, take exit 65 and travel east on Rte. 35 through Washington Court House. After about 24 miles, take the Rte. 138 exit toward Greenfield/Clarksburg. Turn left onto Rte. 138 and drive to the farm. Parking will be in a field area.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Ohio Women in Agriculture Leadership Network and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Three Moon Farm
8181 State Rte. 138, Williamsport, OH 43164

Contact:
Kelly and Ryan Jeter / (740) 253-9029, /

Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team / (614) 866-6900 /

http://www.threemoonfarm.com

 

Tomatoes! Tomatoes!

Sunbury, OH 

Saturday, August 1, 2015
9am-12pm

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ow many varieties of heirloom tomatoes have you tasted? We grow about 100 varieties– come to the Cannery to taste them! We will make scrumptious tomato recipes together, taste more from the Cannery, and learn to can together, just in time for using the bounty of or gardens!

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 OH-605

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

 

Sustainable Urban Produce Farm Tour

Columbus, OH  

Sunday, August 2, 2015
2pm

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Milan Karcic of Peace, Love, and Freedom Farm has been gardening in an urban environment for 25 years. The farm specializes in ground cherries, cucamelons, and rare vegetables. Join this tour to see 30 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs grown on less than an acre in Franklin County. The farm uses cover crops, crop rotation, compost, raised beds, and season extension practices to minimize soil loss.

Directions: From I-71 in Columbus, take Exit 116 for Morse Rd. Turn east on Morse Rd. and drive a short distance to N. 4th St. Turn right on N. 4th St. The farm is on the right side of the road. There is on-street parking and two driveways with parking signs.

This event is sponsored by the Clintonville Farmers’ Market and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Peace, Love, and Freedom Farm
4541 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Milan Karcic / (614) 390-3859 /

Clintonville Farmers’ Market / /

 

Integrated Pest Management in Community Gardens Series

Cleveland, OH 

Monday, August 3, 2015
6pm

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Slugs, bugs and other fun things! Join us at our integrated pest management (IPM) in community garden series. We’ll be discussing the different approaches community gardeners can take to manage some of the insects and diseases that regularly affect our gardens. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Colfax Garden
721 9 Colfax Rd., Cleveland, 44104

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Improving Milk Quality

Free online webinar 

Monday, August 3, 2015
12-1 p.m.

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The goal of every dairy farm is to maximize the production of high quality milk. However, management practices and dairy herd health issues like mastitis, can be obstacles to improving milk quality.

Join Dr. Luciana da Costa, an Extension Veterinarian with The Ohio State University, to discover how to identify risk factors and implement proper procedures to prevent mastitis and other conditions which can decrease milk quality. Learn about methods for improving udder health that can have immediate results and how to troubleshoot issues with milk quality.

There is no cost to attend the webinar, but pre-registration is required.

Veterinary Continuing Education (CE) credits will be granted on an “hour for hour” basis.

This event is geared toward veterinarians, Extension educators, farmers, and others who work with certified organic livestock and poultry, and are part of an educational livestock health series offered by Veterinary Extension at OSU and OEFFA.
Recordings from previous webinars are available here.

For more information about the series, go to www.oeffa.org/q/organiclivestock, call (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209, or email education@oeffa.org.

This series is made possible with funding from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (NCR-SARE) Professional Development Program.


Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8814284809492733698

 

Canning Without Catastrophe

McArthur, OH 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
5:30-7:30pm

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We're bringing canning back in style, this time with tomatoes. Come put 'em up!

Free to all CFI members, community gardeners and Athens County Employees. $5 donation for General entry.

Vinton Middle School
63870 Locker Plant Rd,

Contact:
Community Food Initiatives / 740-593-5971

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Organic Dairy Farm Tour

Hillsboro, OH  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
9:30am-12pm

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Landis Weaver started his first dairy with his brother on his father’s farm in 2008. Today, he runs his own certified organic dairy on 250 acres of rented land, where he pastures cows and grows 30 acres of corn and triticale. Landis milks 85 cows with seasonal calving beginning in late February, and raises 30 or more replacement heifers each year. Join Landis and tour co-sponsor the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council for a pasture walk and tour, filled with spirited conversation about the finer points of organic, grass-based dairying.

Directions: From Rte. 50, take Rte. 41 S from Bainbridge for approximately 7 miles. Drive through Cynthiana and turn left on Frost Rd. Frost Rd dead ends at the farm.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Weaver Dairy
1285 Frost Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Landis Weaver / (740) 634-2440

http://www.oeffa.org

 

AEA Summer Field Walk

Coshocton, OH 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Join Advancing Eco-Agriculture and Blossom Acres Farm to learn how soil can be revitalized when provided with good mineral nutrition.

Look at crops including tomatoes, greens, peppers, sweet corn, cabbage, and zucchini.

Listen to information about:
- Repairing mineral-depleted soils
- Benefits of sap analysis on vegetable crops
- Using soil biology to improve trace mineral absorption

Presenters include David Miller and John Kempf of Advancing Eco-Agriculture.

Refreshments will be served. This educational event is free of charge.

Blossom Acres Farm
44548 County Rd. 19, Coshocton, OH 43812

Contact:
Advancing Eco-Agriculture / (440) 632-1014

 

Canning Without Catastrophe

Athens, Ohio 

Thursday, August 6, 2015
4:30-6:30pm

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Free to all CFI members, community gardeners and Athens County Employees. $5 donation for General entry.

We're bringing canning back in style, this time with tomatoes. Come put 'em up!

ACEnet
94 Columbus Road

Contact:
Community Food Initiatives / 740-593-5971

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Kids CAN! Cook Camp

Sunbury, OH 

Monday, August 3, 2015 through Thursday, August 6, 2015
9am-1pm

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Send your kindergartner through fifth grader to the Cannery for a week of fun and learning for our popular Kids CAN! Cook Camp! Camp runs Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Our theme of “Healthy Living” is emphasized every day as the kids pick their own lunch from our organic gardens, learn to make bread and jam, go on foraging hikes and more in a week packed with activity and delicious food. Limited space, please reserve early.

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 OH-605

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

 

Grain and Alfalfa Production Farm Tour and OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting and Potluck

Lindsey, OH  

Friday, August 7, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Please join OEFFA’s Grain Grower chapter for a meeting and potluck, followed by a free tour of Turnow Ventures.

The chapter will gather from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a brief meeting and round table discussion about the 2015 growing season. The picnic lunch will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and wrap up around 12:45 p.m. Please bring a dish or dessert to share with the group. Meat, drinks, and table service will be provided.

After lunch, stay for the Turnow Ventures grain and alfalfa production farm tour from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Turnow Ventures began operation in 1980 with 600 acres in production. As market dynamics changed, Steve Turnow begain experimenting with organic production in 1998. In 2002, during the first year of the National Organic Program, he certified all 1,500 acres of his farm. Today, 600 acres are dedicated to alfalfa production to serve a value-added supply chain of dehydrated pellets for chicken feed, an operation managed by extended family. On the tour attendees will see a corn, soybean, wheat, black bean rotation; test plots studying various weed control cultivation methods, and soil fertility approaches utilizing soil-balancing techniques.

Directions: From Toledo, take I-280 S. At the Ohio Turnpike, I-280 becomes Rte. 420. Continue for 2 miles and merge onto Rte. 20 E toward Fremont. Travel approximately 13 miles. Turn left on County Rd 92. Continue for 1.75 miles; the farm is on the left. From I-75 N, take Exit 179. Travel east on Rte. 6 toward Fremont for about 11 miles. Turn left on Rte. 23 N. Travel for 3 miles. Turn right on Rte. 600 E. After 10 miles, Rte. 600 becomes County Rd. 92. Continue on County Rd. 92 for 2 miles; the farm is on the left.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org. For more information about the meeting, please contact Dave Shively at (419) 278-2701 or dshively01@gmail.com.

Turnow Ventures
2956 County Rd. 92, Lindsey, OH 43412

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Steve Turnow / (419) 283-1450 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Integrated Pest Management in Community Gardens Series

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, August 8, 2015
10am

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Slugs, bugs and other fun things! Join us at our integrated pest management (IPM) in community garden series. We’ll be discussing the different approaches community gardeners can take to manage some of the insects and diseases that regularly affect our gardens. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Rockefeller Garden (on the grounds of the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse )
760 E. 88th St., Cleveland, 44106

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Natural Soap Making

Sunbury, OH 

Saturday, August 8, 2015
9:30am-12pm

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Poppy seed, oatmeal, cocoa and coffee! These are some of the natural ingredients we can use to make homemade soap that is good for us and good for the environment. Join us at Glass Rooster Cannery for a soap-making workshop and learn the ins and outs of making a moisturizing hand soap, an exfoliating work soap, or a scented bath soap. Create your own custom bar of soap to take home along with the recipe and more great ideas.

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 OH-605

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

 

Urban Farming in Small Spaces Tour

Columbus, OH  

Sunday, August 9, 2015
2-4 pm

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Swainway Urban Farm began as a backyard garden in 2007 and now includes three growing sites producing certified organic mushrooms, microgreens, seedlings, and specialty vegetables for sale at farmers' markets and restaurants. This tour will feature the original farm of permanent raised beds for intensive market gardening. Join Joseph Swain to discuss the challenges and rewards of expanding and refining an urban farm. Visitors will see the farm's extensive composting systems, hoop houses used for season extension and hardening off seedlings, personal perennial gardens, and egg-laying chickens.

Directions: From I-71, take the Cooke Rd. exit. Travel west to Indianola Ave. and turn left. Continue south to Glenmont Rd. and turn right. Follow Glenmont Rd. to Sharon Rd. and turn right. Turn left on Canyon Dr. Please park on the street, being respectful of neighbors' yards. Carpooling is encouraged.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Columbus Agrarian Society and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Swainway Urban Farm
285 Canyon Dr., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Joseph Swain / 614) 557-8902 /

Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team / (614) 866-6900 /

http://www.swainway.com

 

Compost Systems that Work!

Cleveland, OH 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6-7:30pm

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Learn how a community garden has established an effective composting program that you can replicate, step by step. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Memorial Park Community Garden
22540 Milton Dr., Euclid, 44123

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Planning Cover Crops for the Fall, Canning and Preserving Your Harvest

Carrollton, OH 

Thursday, August 13, 2015
6pm

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Backyard Food Production Program- The Carroll and Harrison Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with OSU Extension will be offering a series of programs on Backyard Food Production. This program encourages the utilization of your backyard or unused green space for food production, while creating wildlife habitat and supporting the conservation of our natural resources. This is a great program for gardeners of all skill levels. To register for a workshop or to be added to the mailing list please call either of the numbers listed below.

Carroll County Fairgrounds
106 Kensington Rd

Contact:
Carroll SWCD / 330-627-9852

Extension office / 330-627-4310

http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/BackyardFoodProduction.pdf

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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011