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Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through Tuesday, September 27, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Want to harvest berries from May to September from your yard? From strawberries to serviceberries to paw paw you can fill your yard with edible, perennial food plants for a long summer harvest!

Join Agraria Education Director Kat Christen to learn how to plant a small backyard food forest or just incorporate edible food forest plants into your existing landscape. This is a 4-session series.

A food forest is a planting of edible herbs, berries, shrubs and trees that provide food or medicine in a forest like setting. Plants in a food forest are perennial, that is grow back every year, and require minimal care once established.

Participants will learn about soil and perennial plant site prep, the best edible perennials for our region, perennial planting, and ongoing perennial plant care, through discussion and hands on work in Agraria's Youth Forage Garden and Perennial Pantry Garden.

They will focus on tried-and-true perennials, especially berries and tree fruits, that thrive in our region using organic, regenerative practices and provide great forage opportunities throughout the growing season for kids and adults alike. Native edible plants will also be featured.

Sessions will take place at Agraria in the Barn and on the land in the Youth Forage Garden and Perennial Pantry Gardens. Any experience level welcome. Participants will leave with a 6-pack of food forest plants recommended for your growing site. Registration is $80. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/backyard-food-forest-garden-series/

 

Columbus, Ohio and Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Sunday, September 18, 2022 through Sunday, October 16, 2022
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Co-hosted by OEFFA and Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, this four-part series will offer on-the-ground approaches to finding and financing land, leasing and purchasing land, and assessing land. Participants will clarify their personal and business goals, assess their financial position, and learn what resources are available to find and finance land. The four workshops are intended as a series, but can be taken as standalone. Participants will have pre-work assigned before each workshop to help develop a land access plan.

Details: The first three workshops will be held at a location in the Columbus area. Visit oeffa.org/farmtours for more details closer to the event. The last workshop will be held at Agraria's barn.

Cost and Registration: $25 per workshop, $100 for all four. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO).

To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Columbus area (location TBD) and Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

The first three workshops will be held at a location in the Columbus area. The last workshop will be held at Agraria's barn.

Contact:
Lainie Rini / (614) 725-3163 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Bowling Green, Ohio 

Sunday, September 25, 2022
1 p.m.

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Designed for beginning growers, Central State University Extension (CSUE) is partnering with the Agriculture Incubator Foundation (AIF) Farm to teach a hands-on workshop in blackberry cane pruning.

The program, which will take place beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the AIF Farm located at 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green.

Participants will:
- Learn how to prune out the old canes and train next year's canes
- Learn how to prepare the blackberry canes for winter
- Learn how to reduce disease and increase blackberry yields

Presenters will include CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Michelle Wallace.

The Blackberry Cane Pruning Workshop is free and open to the public. Register via the link below.

Location:
AIF Farm
13737 Middleton Pike
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
CSUE / (937) 376-6264 /

http://forms.office.com/r/fNC7M5enhs

 

Carrollton, Ohio 

Friday, September 30, 2022
2-4 p.m.

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Learn about this SARE-funded grant project to develop value-added products made from Grade B chestnuts, tour the nut processing facility, sample chestnut products, and more!

The Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative is partnering with four farmers from the Route 9 Cooperative and two local mills to develop value-added products, including a fine chestnut flour made from Grade B chestnuts.

The demand for culinary chestnuts far exceeds the supply from the region and, thanks to a recent grant from North Central SARE, they are researching and developing fine flour and other products from chestnuts grown at Route 9 Cooperative. While Grade B chestnuts don't immediately offer the same return as fresh chestnuts, they hold promise if processed into a value-added product. After a first milling day at Shagbark Seed & Mill in Athens, they distributed fine and medium flour to bakers, chefs, and brewers from the region and beyond.

Join this free event to learn more about their work and try a sampling of chestnut products. Stick around after the tour to harvest some chestnuts for yourself!

Visit the link below to learn more and register.

Location:
Route 9 Cooperative
4300 Germano Rd. SE
Carrollton, OH 44615

Contact:
Rural Action / (740) 677-4047 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chestnut-field-day-tickets-405359419937

 

Rutland, Ohio 

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:30 a.m.

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Join the United Plant Savers plant propagation team on Saturday, October 1 to learn how to sustainably cultivate, manage, and market ginseng roots using the wild-simulated method.

This workshop will provide participants with a detailed look at ginseng's history, life cycle, ecology, and habitat preferences; an overview of the wild-simulated method; as well as a wild-simulated planting demonstration. Stratified ginseng seed will be available for purchase.

To learn more and register, visit the link below.

Location:
United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary
35703 Loop Rd.
Rutland, OH 45775

Contact:
Molly Sowash / (740) 677-4047 x610 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-farming-wild-simulated-ginseng-tickets-391762932477

 

Athens, Ohio 

Friday, October 7, 2022
3-5:30 p.m.

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J´╗┐oin Rural Action at Trouvaille Farm as we learn from Lindsay Klaunig about how to save seeds for home or commercial sales.

This workshop will include touring the farm, group discussion, and hands-on seed processing. Attendees will explore: seed production, seed saving techniques, on-farm processing kitchens, growing produce for both seed and home use, season extension, conservation practices, and the economic realities of full-time farming. Participants will each get a seed-saving kit to take home.

To learn more and register, visit the link below.

Location:
Trouvaille Farm
12118 Rainbow Lake Rd.
Athens, OH 45701

Contact:
Molly Sowash / (740) 677-4047 x610 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-saving-at-trouvaille-farm-tickets-420534468917

 

Bowling Green, Ohio 

Saturday, October 8, 2022
1 p.m.

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Designed for beginning growers, Central State University Extension (CSUE) is partnering with the Agriculture Incubator Foundation (AIF) Farm to teach a hands-on workshop in backyard mushroom production.

The program, which will take place beginning at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the AIF Farm located at 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green.

Participants will:
- Learn how to inoculate cut logs with mushroom spawn
- Learn how to seal the spawn with wax
- Learn how to overwinter the inoculated logs

Presenters will include CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Marc Amante and Michelle Wallace.

The Backyard Mushroom Production Workshop is free but pre-registration is required and limited to the first 25 individuals. Register via the link below.

Location:
AIF Farm
13737 Middleton Pike
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
CSUE / (937) 376-6264 /

http://forms.office.com/r/pGDzGTninM

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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Gourds have been grown and used around the world for thousands of years. Join gourd expert and enthusiast, River Johnson, as she leads attendees through an exploration of this amazing plant as it connects nature, humans and art. Using the theme of the gourd, participants will consider common cultural elements and community resilience, as well as practice gourd gardening and create a work of gourd art in this 3-part series.

One ticket covers all 3 sessions in series:
Session I (September 14): Gourds in the Ground: Growing, Historical Usage, & Preparing Gourds for Craft

Session II (October 12): Gourds in Craft: Practice & Techniques in Gourd Art

Session III (November 9): Gourds in Culture: Storytelling, Literature & Community Celebration

Cost: Adults (ages 15+): $90, Children (Ages 5-15): $45, with paying adult. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/the-amazing-gourd-workshop-series/

 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022
6-7:30 p.m.

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Join Rural Action's Farmer Mentor Faith Gilbert for a workshop series on financial management for farmers! Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m., October 18-November 8. You must register for and attend all sessions.

Sessions include:

Class 1: Context & Enterprise Budgeting (October 18)
This session covers the basics of what farm financial management is all about, then dives into enterprise budgeting (creating a budget for each significant crop or product on your farm). Participants will be set up with a budget and recordkeeping template to create their own enterprise budgets outside of class.

Class 2: Whole Farm Budgeting, Cash Flow, and Budgeting for Investments (October 25)
After reviewing last session's homework, attendees will weave together multiple enterprise budgets into a "whole farm budget" or general budget for the whole business, including general business or "overhead" costs. Discussion will include cash flow planning, or planning for how money will enter and leave bank accounts over a year. Lastly, a simple budget will be introduced for making investments or applying for loans.

Class 3: Financial Statements: Income Statement & Balance Sheet (November 1)
In this session, attendees will switch gears from looking forward (projections) to looking backward (historical records, or "actuals"). Learn to generate the two main financial statements used to evaluate a business and to apply for grants and loans.

Class 4: Record keeping (November 8)
Good budgets and financial statements require good records. In this session, attendees will look at basic bookkeeping (financial recordkeeping) practices, and discuss production and sales records.

To learn more and register, visit the link below.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Katie Lloyd / (740) 677-4047 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/whole-farm-planning-financial-management-workshop-registration-40631293

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
TBD

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Gourds have been grown and used around the world for thousands of years. Join gourd expert and enthusiast, River Johnson, as she leads attendees through an exploration of this amazing plant as it connects nature, humans and art. Using the theme of the gourd, participants will consider common cultural elements and community resilience, as well as practice gourd gardening and create a work of gourd art in this 3-part series.

One ticket covers all 3 sessions in series:
Session I (September 14): Gourds in the Ground: Growing, Historical Usage, & Preparing Gourds for Craft

Session II (October 12): Gourds in Craft: Practice & Techniques in Gourd Art

Session III (November 9): Gourds in Culture: Storytelling, Literature & Community Celebration

Cost: Adults (ages 15+): $90, Children (Ages 5-15): $45, with paying adult. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/the-amazing-gourd-workshop-series/

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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