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New and Small Farm College

Ostrander, OH 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 through Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.

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Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If so, this eight-week course from Ohio State University Extension held on Thursdays is just for you! Filled with practical knowledge on a variety of topics— you won’t be disappointed! Registration deadline: January 30, 2015. Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Scioto Township Hall in Delaware County
3737 Ostrander Rd., Ostrander, OH

Contact:


http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/imce/pdfs/events/smallfarmcollege2015brochure.pdf

 

Web and Social Media Marketing

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
6:30-8 p.m.

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Cost: $30

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Columbus Agrarian Society
4662 Indianola Ave. Columbus OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Fermenting Veggies Made Easy

Columbus, Ohio 

Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Learn how to put up all those extra veggies from your garden or farm market before the frost in the ancient pre-refrigeration technology of brine lacto-fermentation. We will learn the easy simple basics of making krauts. We will discuss the values of fermented foods in our diets and learn to make a kraut full of amazing health benefits from cancer fighting anti-oxidants, immunity enhancing probiotic microbes, and intestinal-healing vitamins and minerals.

The road to health is paved with good intestines!!!! A most important priority of healthy intestines and digestion is the regular consumption of symbiotic microbial life in food form. Instead of canning which actually reduces nutritional content of most vegetables learn to store veggies in the old barrel brining method, which will be demonstrated.

In this class we will prepare veggies to ferment at home using the jar method. This class will include one quart of kraut ready-to-ferment to take home ($17 value)

PLEASE BRING A QUART JAR, although there will be jars for purchase if you forget. Also, there will be airlock fermentation lids for wide mouth ball jars available for purchase.

If you wish to take home more than one full quart that is possible at a price of $12 each quart, however I will need to know in advance, so email, call, or message me with those requests. (614-601-2439 windriveracupuncture@gmail.com)

Andy Reed is senior owner at Krazy Kraut, a local organic worker-owned fermented foods business. Andy is also a folk healer and acupuncturist specializing in oncology and healing with the art of Asian food energetics.

Class fee: $45

Register at City Folk’s Farm Shop by calling or e-mailing.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N High St, Columbus, OH

Contact:
Andy Reed / (614) 946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/events/fermented-veggies/

 

Grow Native: Propagation and Cultivation of Native Plants

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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Dig into gardening! All skill levels are welcome for these fun, hands-on garden programs. Cost: $20/person. Reservations required.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / (740) 363-2548 /

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic

Canfield, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Join Mahoning County OSU Extension for this clinic on pruning fruit trees. The cost is $20 and includes either a folding saw or set of pruners (choice based on first come, first serve). Come learn to prune fruit trees, brambles, and blueberries.

White House Fruit Farm
Canfield, OH

Contact:
Eric Barrett / 330-533-5538

http://go.osu.edu/2015prune

 

O-H…I-GROW: A Gathering of Gardens and Gardeners from Ohio and Beyond

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s Growing to Green program is hosting a one-day summit to explore urban agriculture and community gardening in the greater Ohio area.

Take part in this one-day summit exploring urban agriculture and community gardening in the Ohio region. Become versed in best practices, viability and movement trends. Hear about successes and challenges of different urban agriculture projects— from large scale to small and grassroots. Network, share and celebrate with individuals involved in projects across Ohio.

The summit will include a keynote speaker Mud Baron, panel discussions with individuals involved in projects from cities throughout the state, and tours of the Conservatory and ScottsMiracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus.

Registration: $65 Early Bird Registration, $75 after March 2. Registration includes lunch.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH

Contact:
Bill Dawson / (614) 715-8090 /

http://www.fpconservatory.org

 

Building and Growing in Raised Beds

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
1-3 p.m.

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This is a hands-on workshop allowing participants to learn and help your community at the same time! We will be working on the creation and building of a raised bed garden at The Graham School in Clintonville. As a class participant, you will leave the workshop with the knowledge needed to build and install your own beds.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting

Upper Sandusky, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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The OEFFA Grain Grower chapter will hear from chapter vice-president, Michelle Gregg of Crop Health Labs, to learn more about plant sap analysis.

This month's roundtable topic will be planter preparations and settings.

Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to last until about 2:00 p.m.

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

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

 

Goat College

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
1 p.m.

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If you’re thinking about keeping goats, or you already keep them then this class is for you. You’ll work directly with goats during the class to learn about natural goat health, simple remedies for common health challenges, herbal parasite control, and the general make-up of a healthy animal.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Pruning and Caring for Fruit Trees and Brambles

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, April 13, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter presents a free public discussion and information session on pruning and caring for fruit trees and berry bushes.

Andy Lynd, of Lynd Fruit Farm and Blue Frog Farm, will lead the discussion. Topics will include when to prune trees/berries, tools used to prune, pruning techniques, and other issues.

All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

Raising Urban Meat Chickens

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:30 p.m.

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In this one night class you will learn the basics of rearing meat chickens for the freezer from your own urban backyard chickens. Topics include chick rearing, feed recipes, ranging methods, and butchering options.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Beekeeping Webinars: Honeybee Nutrition

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
9-10 a.m.

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Part of a free, monthly webinar series. Registration is not required. Access the live or recorded session on your computer, smart phone, or iPad. All webinars are recorded and archived at http://u.osu.edu/beelab/.

This session features Kim Flottum, Editor, Bee Culture Magazine.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/

 

Discovering the Soil Food Web

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.

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This workshop will delve into the fascinating, hidden world of the soil foodweb; discover the ratios, temperature, and color that make a great compost pile; and learn how healthy soil forms the backbone of healthy plants and nutrient-dense food.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

2015 Permaculture Design Certification Course

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 through Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

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This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course delivers an intensive, introductory curriculum that certifies students in core permaculture principles and practical techniques for restoring damaged ecosystems and building social and economic stability within our communities. PDC’s are a unique opportunity for anyone working in sustainable agriculture, community-building, design and architecture to further build their design skills.
PDC students complete and present a full permaculture site design as part of their certification. They get first-hand experience in site evaluation and mapping, client interviews, design approaches and presentation formats. Students who complete all course hours and successfully complete their design project receive a Permaculture Design Consultant’s Certificate. The certificate is a pre-requisite for further advanced training in permaculture design and teacher training courses.

Taught by instructors Peter Bane, Mark Cohen, Jonathan Hull, Marilyn McHugh, Chris Kennedy, Allison Hurley and local guests.

The course runs Saturdays and Sundays on the following weekends: February 14 – 15, February 28 – March 1, March 14 – 15, March 21 – 22, March 28 – 29, April 11 – 12, and April 18 – 19.

Overnight lodging is available on-site for a limited number of out-of-town students.

The course will also include one weekend trip to Athens, Ohio (April 11 – 12, 2015) to explore its well-developed local food system and visit the farmsite and intentional community of instructor Mark Cohen. Carpooling will be arranged.

Additional supplemental events and learning opportunities will be available on off weekends and evenings.
Register by December 15: $950. After December 15: $1,050. Financial aid available.


Contact:
/ (267) 423-0340 /

http://greentriangle.org/permaculture-design-certification/

 

Mushroom Log Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 19, 2015
2-4 p.m.

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Cost: $35

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Swainway Urban Farm
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Medicinal Poisons Guest Lecture

Marysville, OH 

Sunday, April 19, 2015
4-5:30 p.m.

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"All drugs are poisons the benefit depends on the dosage." Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541)

Mockingbird Meadows invites you to a guest lecture by Erika Galentin, MNIMH.

This lecture will focus on the historical and contemporary use of medicinal plants that are considered poisonous to human beings. Come and explore the literary and folkloric legends of plant species such as Atropa belladonna (Belladonna), Aconitum napallus (Aconite), Hyoscyamus niger (Henbane), and Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock). We’ll explore the rich Eclectic and Physiomedicalist traditions within the history of American Medicine as well as the current use of these plants within the clinical practice of medical herbalism in the United Kingdom. This class is not meant to teach you how to use these poisonous herbs. Rather, this will be a fascinating journey into forgotten histories of several beautiful plants that we no longer discuss in conjunction with herbal medicine in America.

Erika is a medical herbalist and holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA). She is also an ITEC certified aromatherpist and massage therapist. Several years of clinical practice in Glasgow, Scotland provided the platform for a deep and influential understanding of the efficacy of medicinal plants and oils within a clinical environment. Erika is also a dedicated naturalist with a passion for walking through the woods and telling the stories of the plants we find there.

Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Cost: $40.

Mockingbird Meadows Herbal Health Farm
16671 Burns Road, Marysville, Ohio

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com/shop/class-iv-herbs/

 
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Columbus OH 43214

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