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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/

 

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

 

Making Garden Beds

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, May 3, 2015
2-3:30 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.

Harmonious Homestead
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Organic Growing Practices

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, May 6, 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

 

Urban Permaculture

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 p.m.

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Join this exciting, interactive lecture and hands-on demonstration as we learn about creating a sustainable food forest in your own backyard.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Glass Rooster Cannery Spring Open House

Sunbury, OH 

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a Spring Open House, featuring dozens of other Ohio crafters with beautiful art, antiques, and food. Tour the farm, shop and eat lunch. Grandma’s famous cinnamon rolls and a full lunch and snack menu will be offered.

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

Contact:
Susie / 740-815-4324

 

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm Tour

Newark, OH 

Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30-8 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. 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.

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm is owned and operated by Mark and Karen McVay. They sell flowers to local retail stores and at local farmers’ markets. Mark and Karen have their own greenhouse, hoop house, and raised bed gardens. Besides discussing their extensive flower operation, Mark and Karen will also discuss their solar system and water saving techniques. This tour is for both the serious flower grower and the backyard gardener.

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm
1485 Sportsman Club Rd., Newark, OH

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

Botany Made Simple

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:30 p.m.

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This workshop is designed for gardeners with a desire to dip a toe into the science of plants. It will provide an overview of specific topics relevant to practical gardeners with a focus on vegetable, herb, and fruit growing.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Drip Irrigation

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, May 17, 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.

Harmonious Homestead
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Franklin County Local Food Council Meeting

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, May 19, 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 /

 

Beekeeping Webinar: American Foul Brood

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, May 20, 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 Jim Tew, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 

Exploring the Small Farm Dream

Bath, OH 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 through Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6-9 p.m.

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This highly rated four-session course will take a small group of participants through the process of setting personal and farming goals, assessing available resources, and developing an action plan to guide next steps. Along the way, participants will take a close look at the realities of working for themselves and managing a successful agriculture venture. This class will feature speakers from successful farm businesses like Breakneck Acres and Breezy Hill Farm, and includes a tour of Trapp Family Farm.

Originally developed by New England Small Farm Institute, Exploring the Small Farm Dream is specially designed for anyone who has wondered what it would be like to start a small farm or other agricultural business. This may include people thinking about changing careers to start a farm, taking over an existing family farm business, farming part-time while continuing other employment, or developing an informal agricultural pastime into a more series business activity. This is not a farm business planning course, but a precursor to farm business planning, with the ultimate goal of helping participants answer the question, “Is starting an agricultural business right for me?”

Registration is $100 per person, or $150 for two people from the same farm business.

Crown Point Ecology Center
3220 Ira Rd., Bath, OH

Contact:
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

http://www.cvcountryside.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=22282

 

Beekeeping Webinar: Social Insects: An Overview

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, June 17, 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 Joe Raczkowski, The Ohio State University.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 

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/

 

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/

 
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