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Planning for the Fall and Winter Garden

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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It may seem early, but now is the time to decide what you’ll eat this fall and winter! We’ll talk about the “second spring” and what you should be thinking about planting soon. Then, we’ll talk about how to make it possible with all the various methods for extending the harvest, including row covers, low tunnels and mulching. We’ll pay special attention to cold-hardy varieties that thrive into early winter. This could be the year you eat from the garden all winter long!

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

 

Season Creation Professional Development Program

Amesville, OH 

Friday, June 20, 2014
10am - 4pm

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Rural Action and Green Edge Organic Gardens will host another USDA SARE-funded season creation workshops for agriculture professionals and practitioners. This workshop series trains agricultural professionals on season extension and creation, growing, and marketing techniques developed by Green Edge Organic Gardens. All agriculture educators are encouraged to attend this free workshop. Potential educators include producers, school faculty, state and local agriculture personnel, and a variety of others.


Each event will take place at Green Edge Organic Gardens for the first half of the day (16232 Henry Road Amesville, OH 45711) and Amesville Grange Hall for the second half of the day (17486 State Street, Amesville, OH 45711).

Green Edge Organic Gardens, 16232 Henry Road, Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Tom Redfern / 740-677-4047 /

http://www.northcentralsare.org/Newsroom/Regional-News-and-Press-Releases/Beyond-Season-Extension-2013-High

 

Five-Day Solar Electric Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, June 20, 2014

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With prices for photovoltaic (PV) systems falling and demand exploding, systems are suddenly 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 photovoltaic 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 test 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 11. To register by mail, send a check made out to OEFFA along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA Solar Workshop, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, go to www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/pv-certification-solar-electric-workshops.

OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH

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

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

 

On-Farm Health Audit Webinar

Online Webinar 

Monday, June 23, 2014
1 p.m.

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Led by OSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, this webinar, “CSI for Dairy: On-Farm Audits to Assess Risk,” will cover information on transition cow management with an emphasis on prevention of calving-related diseases and on-farm risk assessment.

This webinar is conducted as part of a partnership between OEFFA, Ohio State University’s Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) professional development grant. The project is designed to provide educational programming for veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who routinely work with organic livestock herds and flocks.

To register, for more information, or to recommend a veterinarian or other livestock professional who could benefit from receiving information about this project, contact Eric Pawlowski.


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

 

Farmers Markets

Free online webinar 

Thursday, June 26, 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 Christie Welch, a farmers market specialist at Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

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

 

Pleasantview Farm Tour and Workshop

Circleville, OH 

Thursday, June 26, 2014
1 p.m.

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This workshop at a certified organic dairy farm will be presented by OSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann. He will cover herd health monitoring and record-keeping, and perform an on-farm risk assessment with an emphasis on herd health and productivity to identify areas for improvement.

This workshop is conducted as part of a partnership between OEFFA, Ohio State University’s Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) professional development grant. The project is designed to provide educational programming for veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who routinely work with organic livestock herds and flocks.

To register, for more information, or to recommend a veterinarian or other livestock professional who could benefit from receiving information about this project, contact Eric Pawlowski.

Pleasantview Farm
20361 Florence Chapel Pike, Circleville, OH

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

 

NOP Livestock Standards Webinar

Online Webinar 

Thursday, July 10, 2014
1 p.m.

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This webinar presented by OEFFA staff will introduce participants to the NOP Livestock Standards. It will include a pre-course assignment, exercises, and time for discussion.

This webinar is conducted as part of a partnership between OEFFA, Ohio State University’s Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) professional development grant. The project is designed to provide educational programming for veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who routinely work with organic livestock herds and flocks.

To register, for more information, or to recommend a veterinarian or other livestock professional who could benefit from receiving information about this project, contact Eric Pawlowski.


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

 

Asian Fermented Veggie Medicinal Krauts Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, July 10, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm

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Join Andy Reed of Krazy Kraut to learn how to put up all those extra veggies from your garden or farm market in the ancient pre-refrigeration technology of brine lacto-fermentation. We will learn the easy simple basics of making traditional brine fermented veggies combined with delicious balanced combinations of Ayurvedic medicinal healing culinary spices. He will discuss the values of fermented foods in our diets and learn to make a kraut with ingredients shown to be full of amazing health benefits from cancer fighting anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory detoxifying herbs, immunity enhancing probiotic microbes, and intestinal-healing foods full of bioavailable vitamins and minerals.

Included in the class fee is either a quart of one or a pint of each ($18/$20 value) of the mild and spicey krauts that will be taught, with easy instructions to ferment in your home.



Please bring your own wide mouth jar(s) and a knife/cutting board, or there will be jars and airlock fermentation lids for purchase.

Andy Reed is senior owner at Krazy Kraut, a local organic worker-owned fermented foods business. Andy is also a folk healer and acupuncturist specializing in oncology and healing with the art of Asian food energetics.

Class fee: $45

City Folks Farm Shop, 4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH

Contact:
/ 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, July 13, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 

Adult Farm Camp

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, May 31, 2014 through Tuesday, July 15, 2014
5:45 - 9pm

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Topics to be discussed: Horse and Harness; Farm Equipment; Sheep and Chickens; Pigs and Cows; Goats, Gardens and Greenhouse; and Fields, Grains, Hay, Pasture and Soil.

Gain a hands -on experience with agriculture!

$25 per session, light dinner included

Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware, OH

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / 740-363-2548

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Garden Tools

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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We’ll look at a variety of hand tools, and talk about tools that can improve your efficiency, such as push seeders and wheel hoes. Bring your favorite tools for show and tell. Then we’ll talk about all the figurative “tools” an organic gardener has at their disposal including cover crops, watering techniques, and compost.

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. Receive a 10% discount on garden tools the night of the class

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Food Hubs

Free online webinar 

Thursday, July 31, 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 Tom Snyder, manager of OSU South Center’s Ohio Cooperative Development Center.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 
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