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Earth Day Community Event

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, April 19, 2014
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Celebrate Earth Day at The Crest! This fun-filled event will include kids activities, live music, demonstrations, local craft beer, and include community organizations and business including OEFFA, Bring the Farm to You, Green Columbus, Clintonville Community Co-Op, and more.

The Crest Gastropub
2855 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH

Contact:
Trisha Clark

http://thecrestgastropub.com/

 

Good Agricultural Practices Training

The Plains, OH 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
1 - 4pm

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This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety.

In addition, participants will hear the latest news on revisions that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making to proposed regulations for produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Cost: $20. Pre-registration is required one week before the training by printing and mailing a check and the registration form available online for each session.

Kuhre Center for Rural Renewal, 9030 Hocking Hills Drive, The Plains, OH 45780

Contact:
Tom Redfern / 740-677-4047 /

http://producesafety.osu.edu

 

Good Agricultural Practices Training

Somerset, OH 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6 - 9pm

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This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety. In addition, participants will hear the latest news on revisions that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making to proposed regulations for produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Cost: $20. Pre-registration is required one week before the training by printing and mailing a check and the registration form available online for each session.

Somerset Courthouse, 100 Public Square, Somerset, OH 43783

Contact:
Tom Redfern / 740-677-4047 /

 

Planning and Caring for the Herbal Garden

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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The only way to be sure of high quality herbs for your medicine cabinet or dinner plate is to grow it yourself. Herbs aren't as easy to grow as some of our garden annuals though. Come learn some tips and tricks for planting, propagating and planning different forms of medicinal herb gardens.

Workshop Presenter: Dawn Combs is a wife, mother, homesteading herbalist, beekeeper, herbal educator and co-founder of BEES first. She has over 20 years of ethnobotanical experience, is a Certified Herbalist and has a B.A. in Botany and Humanities/Classics from OWU. Dawn is co-owner of Mockingbird Meadows, a medicinal herb and honey farm near Columbus, Ohio, where she consults with women and their partners on issues of hormonal balance, oversees their United Plant Savers (UpS) Botanical Sanctuary and operates their Herbal Learning Center.

Cost: $30. Part of the Herbal Health series. Register for all 4 classes in the series for $110.
Receive 10% off Mockingbird Meadows products the evening of the class.

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Maps & Apps, Mobile Media Marketing

Free online webinar 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Rob Leeds, an OSU Extension educator.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/mapsandapps

 

28th Annual Employee Ownership Conference

Akron, OH 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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This year’s keynote speakers will be Karl Warnke, Davey Tree Expert Company, a 100% employee-owned company. Davey Tree is located in Kent, Ohio and has operations in 45 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Davey became employee-owned in 1979 and has more than 7,000 employees.

Also speaking this year will be Jordana Barrack, New Belgium Brewing Company, a 100% employee-owned company. New Belgium Brewing is located in Fort Collins, Colorado with 480 employees and has been an ESOP since 2000; the company became 100% employee-owned in January 2013.

Registrations received before April 6 qualify for our early bird rate of $125 ($150 after April 6; $195 at the door).

Akron Fairlawn Hilton
Akron, OH

Contact:
Ohio Employee Ownership Center / 330-672-0336 /

http://www.oeockent.org/resources-events/annual-conference/

 

Low Tunnel/High Tunnel Workshop and Farm Tour

Archbold, OH 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30am - 3pm

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The Fulton County OSU Extension invites new low tunnel/high tunnel producers to learn about the basics of integrating tunnel systems into their fruit or vegetable operations. The workshop will offer three instructional sessions with the theme of growing crops under covers: 1) Why It Works, Why It Fails, 2) Linking Under-Cover Crops to Profitable Markets and 3) Tunnels of Many Types and Uses. 

Thanks to a Warner Grant for Sustainable Agriculture, OSUE Fulton in collaboration with Doug and Valerie Kinsman will complete the day with case studies of microclimate management and a tour of the Kinsman Farm. Speakers for the day will include Matt Kleinhenz, the OSUE Vegetable Specialist, growers Doug and Valerie Kinsman and Eric Richer, Extension Educator, Fulton County.  The day will include many small round table discussions, a light breakfast and full lunch at Heritage Inn.  

Presentation materials and a select grower publication will be included in the registration. Cost of the event is $30 for the first person from the farm and $20 for each person thereafter. Registration deadline is April 17th. 

Heritage Inn, Archbold, OH

Contact:
/ 419-337-9210

http://www.go.osu.edu/lowtunnel

 

Free Movie Screening: GMO OMG

Athens, OH 

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7 p.m.

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While unlabeled genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have quietly filled our super market shelves, biotech companies like Monsanto are hoping that consumers like you and me won’t ask questions and will eat what we’re told. However, more and more consumers and farmers are raising concerns about the human health and environmental risks of these largely untested and unregulated Frankenfoods.

In search of answers, GMO OMG film director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert set out on a journey across the globe.

In his documentary, GMO OMG, Seifert works to uncover the truth about GMOs. How do GMOs affect our children and the health of our planet? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: Is it even possible for consumers to make informed choices and reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? Along the way, he helps to reveal our current industrial food system and we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to consumers everywhere: What's really on our plate?

Join OEFFA for a FREE screening of GMO OMG on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m.!

Stay after the film to ask questions and speak with director Jeremy Seifert about making the film and what he learned in the process.

Athena Cinema
20 S. Court St., Athens

Contact:
MacKenzie Bailey / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.gmofilm.com

 

Natural Building Basics

Athens, OH 

Saturday, April 26, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014

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10am-6pm Saturday; 8am-4pm Sunday

Join us for a tour of the owner built natural homes of Athens, Ohio as we experience firsthand the range of local materials and endless ingenuity of the area.  Through numerous site visits and the building of a wood fired cob oven, we will learn the basics of small home construction from site and materials selection to design and implementation.

Cost: $100 Includes meals and on farm camping. Instructors: Led by Weston Lombard of Solid Ground Farm and Chris Fox of Fox Natural Construction, with help from local builders and designers.


Contact:
/ 740-856-6299 /

http://www.solidgroundfarm.com/permaculture-design/spring-pdc/

 

Free Movie Screening: GMO OMG

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2 p.m.

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While unlabeled genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have quietly filled our super market shelves, biotech companies like Monsanto are hoping that consumers like you and me won’t ask questions and will eat what we’re told. However, more and more consumers and farmers are raising concerns about the human health and environmental risks of these largely untested and unregulated Frankenfoods.

In search of answers, GMO OMG film director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert set out on a journey across the globe.

In his documentary, GMO OMG, Seifert works to uncover the truth about GMOs. How do GMOs affect our children and the health of our planet? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: Is it even possible for consumers to make informed choices and reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? Along the way, he helps to reveal our current industrial food system and we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to consumers everywhere: What's really on our plate?

Join OEFFA for a FREE screening of GMO OMG on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.!

Stay after the film to ask questions and speak with director Jeremy Seifert about making the film and what he learned in the process.

Gateway Film Center
1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH

Contact:
MacKenzie Bailey / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.gmofilm.com

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


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

 

Good Agricultural Practices Training

Cincinnati, OH 

Monday, April 28, 2014
6 - 9pm

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This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety. In addition, participants will hear the latest news on revisions that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making to proposed regulations for produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Cost: $20. Pre-registration is required one week before the training by printing and mailing a check and the registration form available online for each session.

Hamilton County Extension Office, 5093 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Contact:
Julie Crook / 513-946-8998 /

 

Farm to School Workshop

Perrysburg, OH 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Educators, farmers, food producers, businesses and anyone else interested in beginning or expanding a Farm to School program or other related activities can learn how to do so from the experts during a series of Farm to School workshop conducted by Ohio State University Extension.

Workshop sessions will include:
• State and national Farm to School update
• School food service perspectives on purchasing and serving local foods
• Food safety
• Making connections with local producers
• The education connection -- taste tests, school gardens, farm trips, and more

Registration is $30 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and resource materials.

Hilton Garden Inn
6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH

Contact:
Jan Meyer / 419-327-8969 /

http://farmtoschool.osu.edu/events/workshops

 

Farm to School Workshop

Mt. Orab, OH 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
3:30-7 p.m.

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Educators, farmers, food producers, businesses and anyone else interested in beginning or expanding a Farm to School program or other related activities can learn how to do so from the experts during a series of Farm to School workshop conducted by Ohio State University Extension.

Workshop sessions will include:
• State and national Farm to School update
• School food service perspectives on purchasing and serving local foods
• Food safety
• Making connections with local producers
• The education connection -- taste tests, school gardens, farm trips, and more

Registration is free and includes dinner. The deadline to register is April 20.

Mt. Orab Elementary School
474 W. Main St., Mt. Orab, Ohio

Contact:
Jenny Even / 513-946-8987 /

http://farmtoschool.osu.edu/events/workshops

 

Advanced High Tunnel Workshop

Piketon, OH 

Monday, April 28, 2014 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Specialty fruit or vegetable crop producers looking to gain a better understanding of how to use high tunnels to boost profits can apply for a new training opportunity April 28-30 from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The Ohio State University South Centers will host the three-day high tunnel training on basic and advanced high tunnel techniques, including production and usage. The training, which is for farmers and educators, will allow participants to work in-depth on a one-on-one basis with horticulture experts.

The workshop is limited to about 40 people and requires participants apply to attend the three-day training event. The application deadline is April 14. Participants will be notified of their selection by April 18.

Topics to be discussed will include:

April 28 – High tunnel facility tour including the OSU South Centers, Weber Farms in Jackson, Zimmerman Farms in Hillsboro and Rainsboro Produce in Rainsboro. The event will also include a lunch discussion on high tunnel tomato training and a pruning demonstration.

April 29 – Basic high tunnel training including high tunnel basic techniques; integrated pest management in high tunnels; crop physiology and nutritional aspects of high tunnel production; petiole sap analysis demonstration; high tunnel greens and berry production; and high tunnel basics.

April 30 –Advanced high tunnel training including advanced techniques on integrated pest management in high tunnels; crop physiology and nutritional aspects of high tunnel production; tomato grafting demonstration and exercise; high tunnel greens and berry production; and irrigation and fertigation.

OSU South Centers, Piketon, OH

Contact:
Charissa McGlothin / 740-289-2071 /

 

Good Agricultural Practices Training

Zanesville, OH 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12 - 3pm

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This Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) session will provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety. In addition, participants will hear the latest news on revisions that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making to proposed regulations for produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Cost: $20. Pre-registration is required one week before the training by printing and mailing a check and the registration form available online for each session.

Muskingum County Extension Office, 225 Underwood St., Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact:
Mark Mechling / 740-454-0144 /

 
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OEFFA

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

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