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Stratford Ecological Center Adult Farm Camp

Delaware, OH 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 through Tuesday, July 22, 2014
6 p.m.

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Adults can learn through hands-on experience and have fun just like kids farm camp. This series is intended for those owning a homestead or interested in starting one, as well as for those who would like to know more about how their food is produced.

There are three sessions:

July 8 - Goats and the Homestead, led by Laura Ann Bergman, who manages the goats and kids at Stratford

July 15 - Backyard Chickens led by Richard Gilbert, an Ohio educator who specializes in chickens, sheep and goats.

July 22 - Fence and Forage led by Jeff Dickinson, Stratford's Director and farmer.

Each class starts at 6 pm with a nutritious dinner prepared in Stratford's kitchen by our summer intern/student chef. The dinner hour, led by our agriculture graduate intern, provides time for open conversation and questions. Afterwards the class moves to the fields and barn for instruction. The evening closes on the patio around the fire place with beverages and snacks.

Cost $25 per session. You do not have to attend each session.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / 740-363-2548

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Homesteading in Any Home

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Are you an apartment dweller? Do you own a home with a postage stamp yard? Perhaps you even have lots of space, but it doesn't seem ideal for growing? Homesteading activities can be adapted to suit any living situation, and we can skill-build while we walk a journey towards homeownership (if that's even the goal!). Join Kate Hodges, who recently purchased a much-anticipated small urban home, and learn about what can be accomplished in what you might view as a non-ideal homesteading situation.

City Folks Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

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

Kate Hodges /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar

 

Resistance Film Screening

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
7:30pm-9:30pm

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Food & Water Watch is hosting a screening of the documentary film, Resistance, which examines the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and its impact on public health. The film highlights the contribution of conventional animal production in creating antibiotic resistant bacteria and demonstrates the importance of shaking up the current food system and supporting sustainable animal agriculture. The film is 74 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A panel.

Esquire Theatre
Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Alison Auciello / (513) 394-6257 /

http://vimeo.com/78297890

 

A Young Girl's Guide to Balance- Day Camp

Dublin, OH 

Monday, July 21, 2014 through Thursday, July 24, 2014
10am-3:30pm

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Spend the day with herbalist, Dawn Combs learning natural strategies for staying in balance through the teen years. This camp is designed to empower young girls with a strong knowledge of how their bodies function when they are balanced, what imbalances look like and how to address them simply with whole food and whole plant solutions. We are not all the same and there is no "normal". The days are designed to give a young girl the tools to embrace and love her individuality while providing tools for naturally supporting health in the teenage years.

Learn all about how your hormones interact in your body and simple things you can do at home for:
• acne, break-outs and angry, red skin
• out of control emotions
• bloating and water weight gain
• headaches and cramps

Throughout the week there will be time for learning, but also time for hands-on experiences that you can add to your toolkit of keeping balanced:
• learn to make your own skincare, hair care and beauty products
• enjoy an afternoon session experiencing henna
• relax with an all-natural pampering facial
• start the day with yoga (taught by Jennifer Gebhart)!
• spend quiet time learning to journal, learn a new art form (watercolor, chalk, pencil drawing, etc.)

All art and skincare supplies are provided. Lunch should be packed from home, we will provide a light snack and herbal teas. For yoga, girls should bring their own mat if they have one, (2) blankets and (2) pillows for props.

Pre-registration is required. Cost: $300

Scioto Park
Dublin, OH

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

 

CSA Development and Scaling Up Production Models

Coshocton, OH 

Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm

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Join CSA founder Eli Yoder of Blossom Acres as he reviews his triumphs and lessons learned in his third year of managing a Columbus CSA. Blossom Acres features horse-drawn agriculture, and serves as demonstration site for Plant Sap Analysis from the Netherlands, trending nutritive intake of plants. The farm showcases regenerative, sustainable production as an Advancing Eco Agriculture sponsor farm. Snacks provided.

44548 County Rd. 19, Coshocton, OH 43812

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Hands-On Beekeeping Classes

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, July 27, 2014
2pm-4pm

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Join Janine and Tim in a series of classes throughout the season to observe a local hive here in Clintonville. We will observe bee activity, answer questions, and talk about seasonal tasks to support your bees including feeding, using bee tea. Weather permitting, classes will look inside the hive. If you are a new bee keeper or thinking about becoming a bee keeper this is an opportunity to learn more about hive observation and management and natural functions of the hive.

City Folks Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar

 

Hokybe Farm Tour and MOON Chapter Meeting

Oxford, OH 

Sunday, July 27, 2014
4 p.m.

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Join OEFFA's MOON Chapter for a potluck meal and free tour of Hokybe Farm!

Matt and Mary Lynn Schwan will lead the tour, featuring the farm’s 100% grass-fed beef and eggs from pasture-raised chickens. You can choose a short tour on the hay wagon or a longer walking tour.

Hamburgers and drinks will be provided, but please bring sides or desserts to share, a chair, and your own table service.

Rain or shine! If it’s rainy, there will be a covered area for the potluck.

Co-sponsored by OEFFA's MOON chapter and MOON Co-op Market.

Please RSVP to Nani Ball.

Directions from Oxford: Go west on High St. and continue west on Contreras, passing Riggs Rd. Turn right (north) on Taylor Rd., passing Ringwood Rd. Turn left (west) on Shera Road.

Hokybe Farm
7893 Shera Rd., Oxford, OH

Contact:
Nani Ball / 513-523-2360 /

 

Ethnobotany for Kids

Dublin, OH 

Monday, July 28, 2014
10:30am-11:30am

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Instructor: Dawn Combs, Mockingbird Meadows

Is your child curious about the weeds on the playground? When you go to the park does he/she look for the plants hidden under the trees before the swings and slides? There is food, medicine, clothing and beauty growing all around us. How do we look for it? Learn basic skills for safely and sustainably exploring and studying our plant friends. Pre-school and up.

Pre-registration is required. Cost: $25.

Coffman Park
Dublin, OH

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

 

Homemaking for Today

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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This is not about how to have a cleaner home...although it might make you think about how to create that as a goal. Homemaking is about creating an environment that sustains the people who live within that structure. How does this happen successfully in a culture that seems to be in a race to something - most days we’re not sure what. Join Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station to discover a way towards simplicity and abundance in the home.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar

 

Food Hubs

Free online webinar 

Thursday, July 31, 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 Tom Snyder, manager of OSU South Center’s Ohio Cooperative Development Center.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

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

 

Harvesting and Storing Your Garden Produce

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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What's the best way to keep peppers? Can you ripen green tomatoes at the end of the season? What should you do with an overproductive plant to not waste the harvest? Rachel of Harmonious Homestead will share and demonstrate harvest techniques to maximize the yield of your garden. She'll also discuss storage practices to extend the shelf life of your fresh produce including drying, curing, and root cellaring.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

North Central Vegetable Crops Field Night

Fremont, OH 

Thursday, July 31, 2014
6pm-8pm

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Features updates and new research on vegetable crop production and environmental protection. Free.

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s North Central Agricultural Research Station
1165 County Road 43, Fremont, OH

Contact:
/ 419-332-5142 /

http://oardc.osu.edu/e10621/North-Central-Vegetable-Crops-Field-Night.htm

 

Organic No-Till Grain Farm Tour

West Salem, OH 

Friday, August 1, 2014
1-6 p.m.

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To till or not to till: that is the question for organic producers. Join Dean McIlvaine of Twin Parks Organic Farm to see examples of both standard tillage and no-till organic crop rotations of corn, soybeans, spelt, oats, wheat, rye, and clover. Tour this 830 acre certified organic farm, learn about hay production and various cover crop mixes, and view crop roller and mechanical weed puller demonstrations.

This event is presented by OEFFA and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

This tour will be proceeded by an OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter potluck at 1 p.m. and a meeting at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Chapter President Michelle Gregg at michelledgregg@gmail.com. The farm tour takes place from 4-6 p.m.

Twin Parks Organic Farm
10980 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287

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

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting and Potluck

West Salem, OH 

Friday, August 1, 2014
1 p.m.

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Join OEFFA's Grain Growers Chapter for a potluck and meeting, followed by an OEFFA farm tour.

Join Dean McIlvaine of Twin Parks Organic Farm to see examples of both standard tillage and no-till organic crop rotations of corn, soybeans, spelt, oats, wheat, rye, and clover. Tour this 830 acre certified organic farm, learn about hay production and various cover crop mixes, and view crop roller and mechanical weed puller demonstrations.

Potluck: 1 p.m. Please bring a dish to share, a plate, and utensils.
Chapter meeting: 2 p.m.
Farm tour: 4-6 p.m. For more information about the tour, or driving directions, go to http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf.

Twin Parks Organic Farm
10980 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287

Contact:
Michelle Gregg /

Dean McIlvaine / (330) 466-2545 /

 

The True Cost of Food

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
7:30pm

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The Capital Area Humane Society is offering a screening of the video, “The True Cost of Food,” followed by
a discussion on supporting alternatives to industrialized agriculture. The guest speaker is Joe Logan, President of the Ohio Farmers Union and member of the HSUS Agriculture Advisory Council for Ohio.

3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct., Columbus, OH

Contact:
John Dinon / (567) 868-6036 /

 

Home Cooked Fast Food

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 7, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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You wanted to have a garden so you could have fresh “real” food. Then the weeds started cropping up, and the plants started producing AND now you’re wondering, “What was I thinking?” OR, maybe you’re just wondering how to convert the farmer’s market produce into some form or fashion that would make your life a lot easier. Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station has learned through her degree from the School of Hard Knocks (living out of a suit case, traveling the world, living in France - where there was no fast food in a small village, and spending her current life on a farm) how to make fast food out of the deliciousness found in the garden.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 
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Columbus OH 43214

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