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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/

 

Solar Electric Workshops

Columbus, OH 

Monday, June 15, 2015 through Friday, June 19, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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With prices for photovoltaic (PV) systems falling and demand exploding, solar energy is becoming economical for nearly every home or farm. If you have ever wanted to make your farm energy independent, take your homestead off the grid, or start your own business installing PV systems, now is a great time!

Join OEFFA and Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a five-day training course where you will learn how to design and install PV systems. The course will be equally divided between lectures and hands-on labs. You will learn with a working PV system, dismantling and reinstalling it, troubleshooting, and testing its proper operation. You will also learn how to integrate a working wind turbine into the PV system. At the end of the week, you will have the opportunity to sit for an internationally recognized certification Level 1 examination offered by the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA), which allows you to receive a respected industry credential demonstrating your knowledge.

Cost: $930 for OEFFA members, $970 for non-members. The cost includes ETA fees, an installation toolkit, and a course workbook. Lunch is provided on each class day. Contact OEFFA if you would like to discuss installment options. All attendees must be paid in full by the beginning of their first class.

Registration: Registration is limited to 10 students. Register online at www.oeffa.org by Wednesday, June 10.

OEFFA
41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/pv-certification-solar-electric-workshops

 

Small-Plot Market Farming Master Class

North Bend, OH  

Sunday, June 21, 2015
12-4pm

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Join Carriage House Farm Garden Manager Kate Cook for an in-depth look at successful small-plot market gardening. An experienced grower and educator, Kate produces a wide variety of specialty crops, ranging from market staples like tomatoes and chard to more unique offerings like ginger and nasturtium, for farmers' markets, restaurants, and grocers. She will give a tour of her four acre market garden and discuss her planting techniques, tools, crop choices, and the variety of outlets she sells through. This class is well-suited for serious gardeners looking to start a business or small-scale market growers interested in fine-tuning their operation.

Cost: $30 for OEFFA members, $40 for non-members

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 35 participants, so please register early. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/marketfarming or send a check made out to OEFFA along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Market Farming Master Class, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, or to register by phone, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206. To learn more about Carriage House Farm, call (513) 235-7868 or go to www.carriagehousefarmllc.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.

Carriage House Farm
10251 Miamiview Rd., North Bend, OH 45052

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

Milo Petruziello / /

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

 

Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Summer Tour and Field Day

Wooster, Ohio/Doylestown, Ohio 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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OPGMA’s Summer Tour and Field Day will begin at the beautiful Ramseyer Farms in Wooster, Ohio. Attendees will participate in workshops that focus on agritourism and how to prep their grounds. After lunch, participants will head over to Rittman Orchards, located in nearby Doylestown, to tour their orchards, small fruit production, and farm market.

Ramseyer Farms and Rittman Orchards
3488 Akron Rd Wooster, OH (Ramseyer Farms) and 13548 Mt. Eaton Rd. (SR 94) Doylestown, OH 44230 (Rittman Orchards)

Contact:
Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association / 614.221.1900 /

http://OPGMA.org

 

Using Ohio Proud for Your Food and Ag Business Webinar, by Lori Panda

online 

Thursday, June 25, 2015
12pm

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This webinar is part of the Ohio State University Direct Marketing Webinar Series . For more information: http://go.osu.edu.cfaesdiversity.
http://directmarketing.osu.edu
2015 Webinar Series
One hour webinars will be offered to bring exceptional speakers to your home,
office or local Extension center. If you’re interested in finding out more about
marketing issues visit the website for details.

This webinar will be available at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/ohioproud/

Contact:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center / 330-263-3700

http://southcenters.osu.edu/marketing/2015-direct-marketing-webinars

 

Integrated Pest Management in Community Gardens Series

Cleveland, OH  

Thursday, June 25, 2015
6pm

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Slugs, bugs and other fun things! Join us at our integrated pest management (IPM) in community garden series. We’ll be discussing the different approaches community gardeners can take to manage some of the insects and diseases that regularly affect our gardens. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Ben Franklin Community Garden
1905 Spring Rd., Cleveland, 44109

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Production Systems for Successful Urban Farming

Dayton, OH  

Sunday, June 28, 2015
1-5pm

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Successful urban market farming requires efficient systems and cost-effective infrastructure. Experienced farmer and Findlay Market Farm Manager Mike Hass will compare and contrast different bed and production systems from urban and rural settings, and share ideas for inexpensive post-harvest handling setups for urban growers. The workshop will start with a private tour of Mission of Mary Farm at 619 Silver Ln. in Dayton, before heading to Garden Station. After the workshop, enjoy a reception hosted by Garden Station and Dayton Urban Grown.

About the Instructor: Mike Hass manages four acres of urban and rural production and helps train aspiring farmers at Findlay Market Farm. A New England native, Mike got his start managing an organic farm in Connecticut in 1990. He has run his own operation, Idyllwild Farm in Kentucky since 2009. For more information, go to www.findlaymarket.org.

Cost: $20, includes the presentation, tour, and light refreshments.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/urbanfarming or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the workshop of your choice, the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Urban Ag Exchange, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information or to register by phone, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206.

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.

Garden Station
509 E. 4th St., Dayton, OH 45402

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

Milo Petruziello / /

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

 

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm Open House

Columbus, OH  

Sunday, June 28, 2015
1pm

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Join Steve and Gretel Adams for a guided tour of Sunny Meadows Flower Farm. This seven acre urban flower farm specializes in mixed cut flower bouquets for local farmers’ markets, grocery stores, florists, weddings, special events, and for sale at their recently opened on-site retail farm stand.

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
3555 Watkins Rd., Columbus, OH 43232

Contact:
Steve and Gretel Adams / (614) 361-5102 /

http://www.oursunnymeadows.com

 

Dairy Herd Health Workshop

Maria Stein, OH 

Monday, June 29, 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Join OSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann for a workshop held at Othmary Farm, a family-owned certified organic dairy farm managed by Daniel and Rebecca Fullenkamp and family. Gustavo will discuss herd health monitoring and recordkeeping, and perform an on-farm risk assessment with an emphasis on herd health and productivity to identify areas for improvement.

This workshop, co-sponsored by the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council and Organic Valley, is intended for veterinarians, Extension educators, farmers, and other animal health professionals who work with certified organic farmers and dairy herds.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or eric@oeffa.org by June 26.

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.

Othmary Farms
8310 Huwer Rd., Maria Stein, OH 45860

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

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

 

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/

 

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, Fairfield, 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.

Seventeen 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

 

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

 
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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 
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Columbus OH 43214

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