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Vertical Gardening

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, July 5, 2015
12pm

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Guest Starring local expert, Michael Creath Learn how to design and build your own vertical pallet gardens, with attention to low cost materials and high productivity plants.

The Italian Village Urban Farm
701 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Columbus Growing Collective /

http://columbusgrowingcollective.com/events/

 

Managing and Monitoring Hypocalcemia in Dairy Cows

Free online webinar 

Monday, July 6, 2015
12-1 p.m.

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The weeks before and after calving are critical to dairy cow health. Hypocalcemia at the onset of lactation significantly increases the risk for metabolic diseases like retained fetal membranes, displaced abomasum, metritis, and mastitis, which in turn reduce milk yield and the reproductive performance of lactating cows.

Join OEFFA and Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University to learn how to manage organic dairy herd health during an upcoming webinar, "Managing and Monitoring Hypocalcemia in Dairy Cows."

During the webinar, Ohio State University Associate Professor and Extension Veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann will provide information on best transition cow management practices to avoid a drop in dry matter intake, prevent hypocalcemia and ketosis, and maintain a strong immune system for animals under certified organic management.

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.

These events are geared toward veterinarians, Extension educators, farmers, and others who work with certified organic livestock and are part of an educational livestock health series offered by Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University and OEFFA.


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

http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7059845781740266241

 

How to Start a Greenhouse and Cold Storage Options

Jewett, OH 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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The Carroll and Harrison Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and NRCS along with OSU Extension will be offering a series of programs on Backyard Food Production for 2015. 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. Please contact the extension office for details.

Z Garden Place
7056 Quarry Rd.

Contact:
Carroll County Extension Office / 330-627-4310

 

Aquaponics Workshop

Piketon, OH 

Friday, July 10, 2015 through Saturday, July 11, 2015

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This two-day workshop will offer in-depth, hands-on training covering different aquaponics methods, aquaponics food production, business aspects and marketing strategies, how to handle and maintain your fish and plants, and much more. Sessions will be taught by industry experts from the region utilizing the research demonstration aquaponics system located at the facility.

Presenter Ryan Chatterson is owner and operator of Chatterson Farms, a commercial aquaponic farm located in Clermont, Fl. Ryan has been growing with aquaponics for over a decade. He spent 10 years working at Aquatic Eco-Systems where he assisted in thousands of aquaponic projects ranging from backyard systems to large commercial designs. Other presenters include Allen Pattillo, Extension Educator from Iowa State University; Jeni Blackburn, co-owner, operator of Fresh Harvest Farms, a growing Ohio aquaponics facility; Lori Klintworth, owner, operator of Local Sprouts Aquaponics LLC, and an Aquaculture Boot Camp graduate who built her farm while attending the program; along with other industry experts from around the region. The workshop will also allow for networking among attendees.

The cost to attend the two-day workshop is $75 per person or $50 if you are a member of the Ohio Aquaculture Association, sponsor of the workshop. Registration fees include all materials, breakfast and lunch each day.

Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Road Piketon, Ohio 45661

Contact:
Julie Moose / 614-604-8823 /

http://ohioaquaculture.org/events.html

 

Craft Cocktails at the Market: Gin

Peninsula, OH 

Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:30am

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Savory cocktails are an often overlooked way to beat the heat. Learn how to integrate your fave veggies, pickles, eggs, and herbs into cocktails perfect for the patio.

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy
2179 Everett Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Contact:
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy / (330) 657-2542 /

http://www.cvcountryside.org/

 

Aquaponics Workshop

Piketon, OH 

Friday, July 10, 2015 through Saturday, July 11, 2015

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This two-day workshop will offer in-depth, hands-on training covering different aquaponics methods, aquaponics food production, business aspects and marketing strategies, how to handle and maintain your fish and plants, and much more. Sessions will be taught by industry experts from the region utilizing the research demonstration aquaponics system located at the facility.
Presenter Ryan Chatterson is owner and operator of Chatterson Farms, a commercial aquaponic farm located in Clermont, Fl. Ryan has been growing with aquaponics for over a decade. He spent 10 years working at Aquatic Eco-Systems where he assisted in thousands of aquaponic projects ranging from backyard systems to large commercial designs.
Other presenters include Allen Pattillo, Extension Educator from Iowa State University; Jeni Blackburn, co-owner, operator of Fresh Harvest Farms, a growing Ohio aquaponics facility; Lori Klintworth, owner, operator of Local Sprouts Aquaponics LLC, and an Aquaculture Boot Camp graduate who built her farm while attending the program; along with other industry experts from around the region. The workshop will also allow for networking among attendees.
The cost to attend the two-day workshop is $75 per person or $50 if you are a member of the Ohio Aquaculture Association, sponsor of the workshop. Registration fees include all materials, breakfast and lunch each day.

Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Road Piketon, Ohio 45661

Contact:
Julie Moose / 614-604-8823 /

http://ohioaquaculture.org/events.html

 

Botanical Home Health Weekend

Marysville, OH 

Saturday, July 11, 2015 through Sunday, July 12, 2015

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This is Mockingbird Meadow's introductory weekend for those folks just getting started with using plant based health in the home. Dawn Combs will cover the following and more:
- Hands-on instruction for basic medicine-making techniques,
- Research techniques and reliable sources for herbal information,
- An introduction to various forms of holistic medicine,
- Basic planting, harvesting and processing of home grown herbs,
- First aid techniques,
- Herbal health terminology,
- How much, how often, and how to scale herbal medicine for family members,
- Traditional food options, methods and lifestyle modifications for vital health.

All materials and herbs for class are covered in the fee. It is suggested that you pack a lunch both days.

Mockingbird Meadows Herbal Health Farm
Marysville, OH

Contact:
Down Combs / (614) 354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com/shop/botanical-home-health-weekend-2/

 

Bringing it Back Home with Organic Vegetables Tour

Hinckley, OH 

Sunday, July 12, 2015
2 p.m.

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Since 2010, Morningside Farm has demonstrated that more than 300 varieties of organic vegetables can be profitably grown in Ohio. With five acres and five greenhouses in production, George and Mary Remington produce about every variety of vegetable that can possibly be grown in Medina County, along with berries, herbs, tropical crops, and wild crops for farmers' markets, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and restaurants. Guests will learn how the Remingtons manage their organic system from seed to market and discover how Morningside Farm is bringing fresh specialty crop food production back to the Ohio corn field desert, and reintroducing this forgotten craft to a new generation of apprentices.

Directions: The farm is located between I-71 and I-77 about 0.5 miles north of Rte. 303/Center Rd. on State Rd. Driving north on Rte. 303, the farm will be on the right. Look for a MorningSide Farm sign at the driveway.

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.

Morningside Farm
1075 State Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233

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

George and Mary Remington / (216) 406-6621 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Beekeeping Webinar: Effect of Tank-mix Pesticide Combinations on Bees

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, July 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 Reed Johnson, The Ohio State University.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 

Preserving Your Bounty

Peninsula, OH 

Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:30-9pm

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Take the mystery out of food preservation, from choosing recipes and picking produce all the way to a safe and delicious finished product.

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy
2179 Everett Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Contact:
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy / (330) 657-2542 /

http://www.cvcountryside.org/

 

Women Grow Ohio Farm Tours

various locations 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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See how women are transforming agriculture in Ohio! This one-day event features women-run farms, gardens, and homesteads in Athens, Franklin, Lorain, Muskingum, and Perry counties. Connect and unite with women in agriculture and learn how they are feeding Ohio’s families through urban gardens, permaculture, community gardens, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and commercial family farms.

Fourteen women-operated farms, gardens, and homesteads will be featured. For a detailed list of all sites, including tour descriptions, contact information, and specific times, go to www.oeffa.org/q/womengrowohio.

Registration: Pre-registration is required for each site. Email womengrowohio@yahoo.com.

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.


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

Annie Warmke / (740) 674-4300 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/womengrowohio

 

Farming for Farmers’ Markets Tour

Sardinia, OH  

Sunday, July 19, 2015
1-4pm

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Visit Jaybird Farms' greenhouse and walk the field to see the plants Vivian Pfankuch grows and picks for market sales. Guests can also see an empty hive and learn about the beekeeping process.

Directions: From Cincinnati, take Rte. 32 E to Sardinia. Turn north on Rte. 134. Go about 5 miles and turn right on Rte. 321 E. Go 2.5 miles to the farm.

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.

Jaybird Farms
2091 State Rte. 321, Sardinia, OH 45171

Contact:
Vivian Pfankuch / 937) 442-4800 /

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

http://www.jaybirdfarms.com

 

Yoga on The Farm

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, July 19, 2015
9am

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Come join us for yoga at the Italian Village Urban Farm!

The Italian Village Urban Farm
701 N 4th St

Contact:
Columbus Growing Collective /

http://www.columbusgrowingcollective.com/

 

Franklin County Local Food Council Meeting

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
4:30-7:30 p.m.

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Formed in late 2011, the Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC) seeks to expand, strengthen, and maintain a resilient and local food system in Franklin County and the surrounding area.The Council meets every other month; meetings are open to the public and all are welcome!

MORPC Headquarters
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Franklin County Local Food Council /

 

Urban Fruit and Vegetable Production and Marketing Tour

Columbus, OH  

Saturday, July 25, 2015
2-4pm

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Franklinton Gardens is a nonprofit urban farm in the Franklinton community of Columbus. Franklinton Gardens maintains a mosaic of urban food production gardens that total just over 1.5 acres, including multiple market gardens, a perennial fruit and nut nursery, a bramble garden, a community garden, and a neighborhood produce stand. Franklinton Garden's goal is to demonstrate that urban agriculture can be a cornerstone of a healthy urban food system by showcasing high output gardens and inspiring others to garden to strengthen household food security and the local food economy. This tour will focus on seven gardens that contribute the bulk of Franklinton Gardens' annual fruit and vegetable production. Guests will see four high tunnels, a seedling start house, a produce rinse and refrigeration area, drip irrigation, and an assortment of cold frames.

Directions: From Rte. 315 S, take the Rich/Town St. exit and continue south to the Rich St. intersection. Turn right on Rich St. From Rte. 315 N, take the Rich/Town St. exit and continue north to the Town St. intersection. Turn left on Town St. Continue to Martin Ave. Turn left on Martin Ave. Park near Martin Ave. and Rich St. and walk west to 909 W. Rich St.

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.

Franklinton Gardens
909 W. Rich St., Columbus, OH 43222

Contact:
Nick Stanich / (614) 233-1887 /

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

http://www.franklintongardens.org

 

Native Plant Sale

Dayton, OH 

Saturday, July 25, 2015
9am-5pm

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Saturday, July 25, 9am to 5pm for our Native Plant Sale at Bergamo Center in Dayton. All conference vendors will be open to the public. We will have a wide variety of native perennials, trees and shrubs for sale. In addition, local artisans will be there with items sure to connect you to nature. You can find a list of our vendors and sponsors on the conference website.

Bergamo Center
4400 Shakertown Rd, Dayton, OH 45430

Contact:
Kathy /

Diana / (937) 477-1131

http://www.midwestnativeplants.org

 
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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