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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

 

Resistance Film Screening

Cleveland, OH 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7-9

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Food & Water Watch is hosting a screening of the documentary film, Resistance, which examines the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and its impact on public health. The film highlights the contribution of conventional animal production in creating antibiotic resistant bacteria and demonstrates the importance of shaking up the current food system and supporting sustainable animal agriculture. The film is 74 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A panel.

Capitol Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Contact:
Alison Auciello / (513) 394-6257 /

http://vimeo.com/78297890

 

Marketing Hops to Ohio Microbreweries

Free online webinar 

Thursday, August 28, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/hopsmarketing

 

Plant Identification Weed Walk

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 31, 2014
9am-10am

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Instructor: Dawn Combs, Mockingbird Meadows

Bring your guidebooks, binoculars, walking shoes and appropriate clothing.

It is recommended that you pre-register. Cost: Free.

Highbanks Metro Park
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

 

Hands-On Beekeeping Classes

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2pm-4pm

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Join Janine and Tim in a series of classes throughout the season to observe a local hive here in Clintonville. We will observe bee activity, answer questions, and talk about seasonal tasks to support your bees including feeding, using bee tea. Weather permitting, classes will look inside the hive. If you are a new bee keeper or thinking about becoming a bee keeper this is an opportunity to learn more about hive observation and management and natural functions of the hive.

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

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar

 

Aquaponics Facility Tour

Richwood, OH 

Saturday, September 6, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.

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Doug and Jeni Blackburn of Fresh Harvest Farm grow chemical-free produce using aquaponics in a commercial-size greenhouse and teaches others how to grow food using this sustainable production system. Aquaponics combines aquaculture, or raising fish in a contained environment, with hydroponics, growing in a soilless, recirculating water system. Using this method, the Blackburns grow specialty salad greens and tomatoes which are sold through a lettuce club and farmers markets.

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.

Fresh Harvest Farm
33869 Fields Rd., Richwood, OH 43344

Contact:
/ (614) 264-9098 /

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

 

The Farmers' Table

Westerville, OH 

Sunday, September 7, 2014
4:30 p.m.

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Join OEFFA for an elegant evening of local fare crafted by central Ohio's finest chefs.

Surrounded by organic fields, diners will enjoy guided tours of Jorgensen Farms, a cocktail hour featuring local spirits and hors d'oeuvres, and a delicious locally-sourced meal with wine pairings. The menu will feature the bounty of Ohio's sustainable farmers, prepared by Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani, owner of Plate Restaurant and Academic Dean of Hospitality at Hocking College, Chef Tom Smith of The Worthington Inn, Chef David Tetzloff of G. Michael's Bistro and Bar, and Chef Darren Grieves of Third & Hollywood.

Media support and dinner music are being provided by WCBE.

All proceeds will support OEFFA's ongoing work to grow Ohio's sustainable and organic agriculture movement.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, August 31.

Jorgensen Farms
Westerville, OH

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

http://www.oeffa.org/farmerstable

 

Home Canning Live Practice

Columbus, OH 

Monday, September 8, 2014
6pm-8pm

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Join Rachel Tayse Baillieul of Harmonious Homestead in her kitchen for a canning party! We'll put up a seasonal fruit as a sauce or jam (depends on the available harvest) together, gaining valuable hands-on experience in a home kitchen. The class will also cover food safety and the water bath canning process.

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

 

Carriage House Farm Open House

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, September 14, 2014
12-4 p.m.

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Richard Stewart of Carriage House Farm grows specialty grains, fresh produce, herbs, and honey on this 300 acre Ohio Century Farm. Tour the garden and high tunnel, examine machinery used to bale hay, take a wagon ride, and sample farm ingredients prepared by local chefs and artisan producers.

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.

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

Contact:
Richard Stewart / (513) 967-110 /

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

 

High Tunnel and CSA Farm Tour

Gambier, OH 

Sunday, September 14, 2014
1 – 3 p.m.

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The Farm on Kenyon Road is a small-scale sustainable farm working to feed their own family and the community through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Visitors will see two high tunnels in production and learn how the farm produces pasture-raised beef and poultry. Guests will meet Local Food Council members working to promote a community-based local food system and enjoy a chef demonstration using locally produced meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables.

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.

The Farm on Kenyon Road
11749 Kenyon Rd., Gambier, OH 43022

Contact:
/ (740) 397-0401 /

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

 

Food Preservation Methods

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Feed your family all winter with your garden’s bounty! Now’s the perfect time of year to store food away for winter. We’ll have an overview of various methods including root cellaring, drying, freezing, and canning, with a special emphasis on lacto-fermentation. This natural way of pickling vegetables makes them even healthier through the use of probiotic bacteria. We’ll make a batch together and you can take home your own jar to try your hand at fermenting.

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

 

Farm Science Review

London, OH 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 through Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Save the date! The Farm Science Review is known as the Midwest’s premier agricultural event and draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada annually. Participants are able to peruse 4,000 product lines from more than 600 commercial exhibitors and engage in educational opportunities with Ohio State and Purdue University experts.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center
London, OH

Contact:
Chuck Gamble

http://fsr.osu.edu

 

Soap Making

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Join veteran soap maker Paul Sandstrom of Oh Lather SoapWorks and learn how to make your own natural soaps. This is a hands-on class involving participants in the process of making soap. Each participant should bring a half gallon paper carton to take home their portion of the soap batch.

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

 

Worker-Owned Cooperative Farm Tour

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, September 20, 2014
2-4 p.m.

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Our Harvest Cooperative is a worker-owned urban incubator farm and food hub. Take this tour to learn from the Our Harvest staff how they are creating green, union cooperative jobs with good wages and healthcare; promoting sustainable, organic, fair trade products, and cultivating new growers – all while improving access to local, healthy food for Cincinnati area residents. The tour will include an overview of the farm’s model, its recent progress, and how food hubs can rebuild essential infrastructure needed to improve our local food systems.

Registration: RSVP by September 6 to Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or eric@oeffa.org.

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.

Our Harvest Cooperative
969 W. North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45224

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

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

 
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