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Hands-On Chicken Care

Columbus, OH 

Monday, August 11, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Visit the Harmonious Homestead flock of chickens to learn about and demonstrate hands-on care including checking a chicken for health and clipping wings. We'll discuss home remedies for common poultry ailments and end-of-life solutions.

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

 

Hops Production Twilight Tour

Piketon, OH 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
6 – 9 p.m.

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OSU South Centers and the OSU Department of Entomology will showcase their hops field research plantings. This research is evaluating new hop cultivars, innovative hop production techniques, insect and disease control methods, and techniques for harvesting, processing, and marketing which can be adopted by Ohio farmers to provide hops for Ohio’s growing brewing industry.

Cost: $15, includes dinner. To register, contact Charissa McGlothin at mcglothin.4@osu.edu or (740) 289-2071 Ext. 132.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Send checks to OSU South Centers.

This event is presented by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team 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.

OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
/ (740) 289-2071 /

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

 

Planting and Caring for Small Fruits and Shrubs

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Easy to care for and delicious to boot, fruiting shrubs are a wonderful addition to any homestead. In this workshop, participants will learn from experienced gardener Alison Colman about planting and caring for small fruits and berry shrubs such as currants, gooseberries, seaberries, autumnberries, elderberries, aronia, and more. These prolific and easy to grow fruiting shrubs are best planted in the fall, and set fruit earlier earlier than most fruit tress (sometimes within one to two years of planting). Best of all, with proper care, they will reward you with lots of scrumptious and highly nutritious berries!

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

 

2014 Ohio Food Summit

Reynoldsburg, OH 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
8am-3pm

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Meet one on one with buyers from the retail and food service industry. Event cost is $30 and includes a covered table and an Ohio Proud lunch.

Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH

Contact:
Lori Panda /

 

Outstanding in the Field

Hudson, OH 

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Thaxton Family Farm will be hosting a farm to table dinner with Outstanding in the Field. Tickets for the event go on sale 3/20/2014. Chefs Brian Goodman from The Greenhouse Tavern and Dan Maline from Noodlecat will be preparing the meal.

Thaxton Family Farm
2710 Ravenna St., Hudson, OH

Contact:
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http://www.outstandinginthefield.com

 

Diversified Produce, Livestock, and Farm Market Tour

Auburn, OH 

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3 p.m.

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At Sirna’s Farm and Market, Craig and Kaitlyn Sirna rely on beneficial insects and other sustainable agricultural practices to grow produce hydroponically, in high tunnels, and in raised beds. They raise grass-fed pure-bred Black Angus cows for ground beef sales using no hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. The Sirnas market their products through multiple farmers’ markets, the Winking Lizard restaurant, and through their on-farm store, which also sells off-farm local produce and agricultural products. Join this tour to learn about how the Sirnas manage a diversified farm and farm market sales.

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.

Sirna’s Farm and Market
19009 Ravenna Rd., Auburn, OH 44023

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

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

 

Water Bath Canning

Athens, OH 

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3pm-5pm

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Instructor: Mary Nally. Free to CFI Members, $5 for non-members.

ACEnet
94 Columbus Rd. Athens, Ohio

Contact:
Community Food Initiative / 740-593-5971 /

 

Monthly Wild Food Walk

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 17, 2014
2pm-4pm

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The same mechanism that allows us to recognize someone we haven’t seen in years allows us to achieve effortless identification for plants, flowers, trees and fungi. Visual imprinting of nature’s friends and foes can allow us the opportunity to partake in a great variety of wild edibles with lower risk. Like any skill or knowledge, this ability must be cultivated through repetition. Join a group of fellow wild food enthusiasts to hone your identification skills in a different environment each month. Locations will be selected based on seasonal species availability.

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

 

Countryside Local Food Swap - August

Bath, OH 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
7pm

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Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding. Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page on our website to learn more about the swaps and get answers to frequently asked questions.

August's swap location is Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Rd, Bath. The swap begins at 7pm.

Countryside Local Food Swaps are free, but registration is required.

Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Rd, Bath

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

http://www.cvcountryside.org/countryside-u-classes

 

Seed Saving

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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The ultimate in food security: saving your own seeds. We’ll discuss everything you need to know to get started. What is meant by open-pollinated, cross-pollination, isolation distance, and winnowing? We’ll focus on the “low-hanging fruit” like tomatoes – one of the easiest if you’re just getting started raising your own seeds – with a tomato seed saving demonstration.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Cheesemaking the Blue Rock Station Way

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Basic cheesemaking is a simple process that requires milk - amazing but true. And, the basic recipe for simple cheese can be made into dozens of different-tasting cheeses with simple items commonly found in the kitchen. Sweet or savory - it’s all easy once you know the basics. Learn from Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station.

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

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.c0m

 

Rooftop Gardening Tour and OEFFA Fundraiser

Columbus, OH 

Friday, August 22, 2014
5, 6, and 7 p.m.

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Join The Crest for tours and tastings to learn more about this community-oriented, award-winning restaurant, which sources ingredients from local farms and from their rooftop garden. Tour the renovated restaurant designed by local consultant Opal Stackhouse to see the creative use of reclaimed materials. Then, experience The Crest’s food production gardens. Learn about creating a rooftop garden and about how they coordinate their production to meet the needs of their chef’s seasonal menu. End your visit with a tapas tasting and sampling of local beers! Plus, order anything from The Crest’s menu (excluding alcohol) anytime Friday and they’ll donate 5% of sales to OEFFA!

Cost: The optional beer and tapas pairings costs $25.

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.

The Crest Gastropub
2855 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202

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

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

 

Community Revitalization and Urban Farm Tour

Youngstown, OH 

Friday, August 22, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.

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Since 2010, Sophia Buggs has been working with the Mahoning County Land Bank to restore vacant lots behind her Youngstown home and to revitalize her community. Sophia grows medicinal herbs, specialty crops, cut flowers, micro-greens, and mushrooms on her 1.2 acre urban farm, which she sells through her wellness business, on-farm, community and neighborhood events, by delivery, and at farmers’ markets. She also grows inside a small hoophouse and sells cottage food products. During this tour co-sponsored by Women Farm, see what Sophia grows, why she grows it, and how she manages urban soil. Network with neighbors and enjoy food and drink available for sale.

This event is presented by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team 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.

Lady Buggs Farm
519 Carroll St., Youngstown, OH 44502

Contact:
/ (330) 272-6651 /

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

 

Permaculture Design Course

Fredericktown, OH 

Saturday, August 16, 2014 through Saturday, August 23, 2014

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The Permaculture Design Certificate course is a seventy-two hour (minimum) training experience. Students who complete the full curriculum (including the Foundations of Permaculture webinar series) earn the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design & construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores the social and economic structures that support a culture that cares for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Subjects Covered
• Observations and Patterns
• Principles and Ethics of Permaculture
• Designing for Different Climate Zones
• Soils, Plants, and Trees
• Guilds and Polycultures
• Water and Earthworks
• Utilizing Micro-climates
• Designing with Succession in Mind
• Eco-Building
• Zone and Sector Analysis
• Aquaculture
• Planning the Homestead
• Bio-Fuels
• Economics
• Urban and Suburban Permaculture
• Garden Management
• Small-Farm Strategies
• Large-Farm Possibilities
• International Implications
• Starting your own Permaculture Business

Registration and Cost:
Regular registration is $1,295 for the week and includes the Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series, full on-site 72 hour PDC, all meals, and a beautiful place to camp including a shower and an indoor bathroom. There is a $900 discounted rate for full time students or senior.

About Midwest Permaculture
Bill and Becky Wilson started Midwest Permaculture in January of 2007 on a shoestring. Deeply inspired by the brilliance and relevance of permaculture thinking, they could see how the application of its design principles could solve so many of the challenges in our world today. Since then, Midwest Permaculture has delivered 45 PDC Courses (almost 1,000 graduates) and is doing an increasing amount of design work.

About Fox Hollow Farm
Fox Hollow Farm was founded by Bruce and Lisa Rickard as an escape plan from corporate America. They have since turned the business into a leader within the local food and sustainable agriculture communities. The Rickards raise cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, and vegetables. They sell at local farmers’ markets and food coops when they are not enjoying the beauty of the farm. The Rickards' son Jesse and his fiancé Chelsea Gandy assistant manage the farm.

Fox Hollow Farm
20060 Gilmore Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019

Contact:
Fox Hollow Farm / 740 694-8528

Midwest Permaculture / (815) 256-2215 /

http://www.midwestpermaculture.com/foxhollow- farm-pdc

 

Plant Dyeing Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10am-2pm

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This class will introduce students to the traditional art of dyeing fabric with flowers and leaves with instructor Celia Kahle. Students will learn about indigo, madder and marigold, their growing and harvesting needs, how a dye bath is made, and tips for dyeing. This will be a hands on class where the students will make the dye baths and then dye silk scarves in a variety of colors.


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

 

Seed Saving

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Seed saving can be a simple, fun way to cheaply regrow your garden from year to year. It's also a way to carry on generations of plant breeding and locally-adapted plants and is a political act in an environment of seed genetic manipulation. Learn how with demonstrations, tips, and tricks from Rachel Tayse Baillieul of Harmonious Homestead. She'll cover seed saving methods, how to store seeds, when and why to swap seeds, and the expected lifespan. Rachel and her family save seeds for thrift, fun, and to maintain rare varieties.

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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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 
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Columbus OH 43214

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