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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/

 

Good Agricultural Practices Class

Cleveland, OH 

Monday, April 20, 2015
6-9 p.m.

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OSU Extension will offer a program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Register by April 13 for $20.

Cuyahoga County Extension Office
5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland, OH

Contact:
OSU Extension / 330-202-3555 /

http://go.osu.edu/yuX

 

Good Agricultural Practices Class

Barnesville, OH 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12-3 p.m.

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OSU Extension will offer a program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Register by April 14 for $20.

Somerton Firehouse
55717 Washington St., Barnesville, OH

Contact:
OSU Extension / 330-202-3555 /

http://go.osu.edu/yuX

 

Good Agricultural Practices Class

Old Washington, OH 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6-9 p.m.

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OSU Extension will offer a program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Register by April 14 for $20.

Guernsey County Extension Office
335-B Old National Road, Old Washington, OH

Contact:
OSU Extension / 330-202-3555 /

http://go.osu.edu/yuj

 

Vegetable Gardening Basics

Cleveland, OH 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6-8 p.m.

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Join Cuyahoga County OSU Extension as they break down garden duties into three parts: Planning, Planting, and Maintaining. For first time gardeners or as a refresher after a long, cold winter, leave with a month-by-month plan of major tasks in the garden and how to use your time and resources for your best season yet. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

OSU Extension
5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland, OH

Contact:
OSU Extension / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Bexley Earth Day

Bexley, OH 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
3-7 p.m.

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Join Bexley Natural Market and area businesses for an outdoor event for Earth Day!

Local vendors, great food, music, entertainment, art and more will take place along the business area of North Cassady in Bexley.

For more information, or to participate, contact Diane Flowers. Farmers, activists, crafts people are encouraged to participate; tables are free.

North Cassady business area
Bexley, OH

Contact:
Diane Flowers / 614-252-3951 /

http://www.bexleynaturalmarket.org

 

Specialty Crops: Grapes

Cleveland, OH 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6-8 p.m.

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Join Cuyahoga County OSU Extension as they discuss grape variety selection for Ohio, fertilizing, and insect and disease management for the backyard and small plot grower. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

OSU Extension
5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland, OH

Contact:
OSU Extension / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Peoples’ Public Forum on Injection Wells

Windsor, OH 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6-8 p.m.

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Radioactive fracking wastewater is being disposed of in our back yards. Come hear expert testimony explaining injection wells and health hazards of the wastewater coming into Windsor Township, Ashtabula County. Concerned residents are urged to attend and present written and oral comments.

Class II Injection Wells accept liquid waste from oil and gas wells using hydraulic fracturing. Although this wastewater has the benign name of “brine,” in addition to salt, it contains high levels of contaminants like benzene, naphthalene, formaldehyde, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and radioactive compounds like radium. Most of this toxic waste isn’t even generated in Ohio.

In October 2013, an oilfield service company applied to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for permits to convert two old production wells into Class II Injection Wells in Windsor Township. There are already four injection wells on the same site. Many Windsor and Ashtabula County residents, including all three Ashtabula County Commissioners, sent comments to ODNR asking for a public hearing so residents could voice concerns. ODNR did not respond to any of these comments. The permits were quietly granted in February 2014 without local notifications. After more than a year of waiting on public officials to communicate with us, and watching “brine” trucks from Pennsylvania roll through our communities, Ashtabula County Water Watch and co-sponsors invite all concerned residents to our own public hearing. Copies of all testimonies will be submitted to Director Jim Zehringer, ODNR.

Event sponsored by: Ashtabula County Water Watch; Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake Counties Farmers Union; Concerned Citizens Ohio, Hiram, and Shalersville; Frack Free Geauga, and the Lake Effect chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

Windsor Community Center
5430 Mayfield Rd, Windsor, OH 44099

Contact:
Mardy Townsend / (440) 272-5174 /

 

Good Agricultural Practices Class

Athens, OH 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
1-4 p.m.

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OSU Extension will offer a program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Register by April 16 for $20.

Athens County Extension Office
280 West Union St., Athens, OH

Contact:
OSU Extension / 330-202-3555 /

http://go.osu.edu/yuq

 

Growing a Sense of Place: 2015 School Garden Conference

Columbus, OH 

Friday, April 24, 2015
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Educators, ​afterschool ​personnel, ​and ​others ​are ​invited ​to ​attend this third annual School Garden Conference. Speakers ​from ​Edible ​Schoolyard ​Pittsburgh, ​OSU ​Extension, ​Franklin ​SWCD, ​Franklin ​Park ​Conservatory, and ​local ​educators ​engaged ​in ​school ​gardening, ​will be featured. ​

Registration is $55 and due by April 20. The ​cost ​​includes ​lunch ​and ​materials.

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH

Contact:
Sue ​Hogan /

http://regonline.com/schoolgarden2015

 

We Can! Pressure Canning 101

Sunbury, OH 

Friday, April 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Join us to create and can a fresh gourmet soup (meat optional) while learning the safe principles of pressure canning. Cost: $65.

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 S. State Rte. 605, Sunbury, OH

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery

http://www.GlassRoosterCannery.com

 

Lake Effect Chapter Meeting: Beekeeping at Black Dog Acres

Windham, OH 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
3 p.m.

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Join OEFFA's Lake Effect chapter and Kristen Pool for a meeting focusing on beekeeping at her farm Black Dog Acres.

Bring a lunch or snack for a picnic.

RSVP to Chapter President Steve Corso.

Black Dog Acres
9519 Nichols Rd., Windham, OH

Contact:
Steve Corso /

Kristin Pool / /

http://www.blackdogacresfarm.com

 

Youth Poultry Clinic

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 26, 2015
1:30 p.m.

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This workshop is an educational overview of poultry care for ages 8 and up. It is designed to help children feel comfortable in caring for their chickens and will help encourage them to take responsibility for the flock. This clinic will also introduce the students to 4H and its chicken keeping curriculum.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Open House at Swainway Urban Farm

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 26, 2015
2-4 p.m.

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Cost: Free

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

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