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Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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See how high schoolers are transforming agriculture in Cleveland! Since 1996, Green Corps, an urban agricultural work-study program for teenagers started by the Cleveland Botanical Garden, has been training youth to grow and sell produce at five farms on the east side of Cleveland. Tour guests can visit the program's oldest farm, established in 1996 in the Midtown neighborhood on land owned by Dunham Tavern and Museum, the oldest building in Cleveland, which will also be open for tours. Youth farmers will describe the history of "The Little Yellow House" located on site, as well as square foot gardening, composting, herb spirals, and beekeeping. Co-sponsored by OEFFA's Lake Effect Chapter, this event also features food demonstrations, music, and family friendly activities, such as scavenger hunts and crafts. Fresh produce will be available for purchase.

Directions: From the I-490/I-71/I-90 interchange, take I-90 N approximately 2 miles to Exit 173B. Merge onto Chester Ave. traveling east. Drive 1.5 miles and turn right on E. 66th St. The farm is immediately on the left.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Green Corps Midtown Learning Farm
1945 E. 66th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103

Contact:
Kelly Barrett / 216-645-7798 /

http://www.cbgarden.org/lets-learn/green-corps/growing-community/midtown-learning-farm.aspx

 

Cottage Grove, OR 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
August 1st-8th

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17th Annual Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching
In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of settings.

This Teacher Training unfolds as a design methodology and advocates the Permaculture Design Course Curriculum. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, utilizing visual aids and hands-on projects.

In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential practice by preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.

Instructors: Jude Hobbs, with Guests including Andrew Millison, Tao Orion & Abel Koester

Enrollment: limited to 15 participants

Cost: $1050.00 Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local meals a day. Early registration & couples discount of $75 by 7/3/17.

Limited local work trades available.

Location: Wilson Creek Gardens demonstrates an evolving living canvas of Permaculture systems and offers multiple micro-climates for inspiration.

Location:
Wilson Creek Gardens
Wilson Creek Rd
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Contact:
Jude Hobbs / 541-342-1160 /

http://www.cascadiapermaculture.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Friday, August 4, 2017
10:30am-1:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Pearl Market
19 N Pearl St
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Worthington, OH 

Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00am-12:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Worthington Farmers' Market
7227 N High St
Worthington, OH 43085

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 5, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Wee how a low-cost, low-input food garden in the backyard of a residence can easily be adapted to provide food for food-insecure families. Participants will also see a native plant and pollinator garden, a vegetable and herb permaculture garden that utilizes lasagna layering and pine needle mulch, and a small in-home seedling operation and homemade cold frame to transition plants outside. Sunny Glen Wellness is a certified wildlife habitat and a City of Columbus Green Spot Business.

Directions: From Rte. 315 N in Columbus, exit at N. Broadway St./Olentangy River Rd. Keep left to take N. Broadway St. Travel 2 miles and turn left on Maize Rd. Drive 0.5 miles and turn right on Lenore Ave. Take the first left on Sunny Glen Pl. and Sunny Glen Wellness will be on the left.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Sunny Glen Wellness
3507 Sunny Glen Pl.
Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Dianne Kadonga / 404-603-6284 /

http://www.facebook.com/sunnyglenwellness

 

Logan, OH 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30-7:30pm

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The Urban Farm at Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen is Hocking County's only stream of fresh local produce. The farm provides seasonal produce to be exchanged for Senior Farmer's Market Promotion Program coupons through the Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Started in fall 2016, it is a small raised bed herb, fruit, and vegetable garden incorporating biointensive production techniques to maximize space. It is located on unused ground behind the food bank in Logan which serves the Appalachian Ohio region. The Urban Farm also contributes fresh local produce to Meals on Wheels and the USDA Summer Feeding Program.

Directions: From Columbus, take Rte. 33 S to the Rte. 93 exit towards Logan. Turn right on Front St. (first light), and drive approximately 1 mile. The facility is on the right. Park in the visitor lot at the HAPCAP/food bank facility.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
The Urban Farm at Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen
1005 C.I.C. Dr.
Logan, OH 43138

Contact:
Tim McDermott / 740-385-3222 /

http://u.osu.edu/mcdermott.15/category/the-urban-farm-at-seo-regional-kitchen/

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:00-8:00pm

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Are you a young or beginning farmer with questions about your business? Hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition and OEFFA, this evening networking and question and answer session features local farm lawyers from Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP.

This free event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Rambling House Soda
310 E. Hudson St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Contact:
OEFFA / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017

 

Belle Center, OH 

Friday, August 11, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

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Steven and Judith Coblentz are New Order Amish farmers running a diverse operation along with Steven's father, Mahlon, and brothers, Paul and Nelson. Together, the family farms 300 acres of forage, corn, beans, small grains, and cover crops. In addition to farming, Steven is a Byron Seed dealer with extensive test plots, Paul breeds horses, Nelson works with Natural Way Minerals, and Mahlon specializes in concrete stamping. Tour the Coblentz's seed test plots, featuring more than 100 varieties, and their seed breeding operation. There will also be horse-drawn equipment demonstrations of tillage work and harvesting, weather permitting. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be provided from the farm to seed test plots. An OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter meeting will take place before the tour from 10-11:45 a.m. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tours and demonstrations will begin at 1 p.m.

Registration: To register for the potluck, email dshively01@gmail.com.

Directions: From Belle Center, go west on State Rte 273. Turn south on County Rd. 49. The farm is in about 3 miles.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Valley View Farm
7443 County Rd. 49
Belle Center, OH 43310

Contact:
n/a / 937-464-2160 /

 

Centerburg, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2-4 p.m.

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Granny B Farms is a diversified, certified organic farm growing annual vegetables, asparagus, and perennial small fruits. They also have an orchard, pastured sheep, goats, and bees. Their products are available at the Clintonville Farmers' Market, local restaurants, and the berries and some vegetables are offered for u-pick sales.

This farm tour is geared towards gardeners who may be interested in expanding what they grow and customers who are interested in learning about the methods used to grow their food. They love getting kids involved in the farm, and will offer a separate tour planned for families with young children!

This event is presented by the Clintonville Farmers' Market and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series, offered in partnership with OEFFA and Ohio State University.

Location:
Granny B Farms
7201 Tucker Rd.
Centerburg, OH 43011

Granny B Farms is approximately 1 hour NE of Columbus between Centerburg and Mt. Vernon, just off of Rte. 36/37. Go south on Tucker Rd. Cross the bike path and the creek and proceed up the hill. Just past the red barn, you will see a deer fence and t

Contact:
Marianne Trotter / (614) 668-5251 /

http://www.clintonvillefarmersmarket.org/

 

Dayton, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00am

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Central State University Cooperative Extension's Urban Agriculture program has partnered with Edgemont Solar Garden, a nonprofit group concerned with community development in inner west Dayton, to deliver this educational urban agriculture workshop. Edgemont's mission is to turn a vacant lot into a community garden and solar greenhouses, reducing food costs for low-income families. Edgemont staff will present effective, home-tested strategies that can help you increase your personal food security, improve your health, and eat well even while living on a tight budget. CSU Extension Agent Kevin McGhee will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

Cost and Registration: $15. Price includes light refreshments. Pre-registration is required by August 4 and space is limited to 30 people. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/foodsecurity or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Food Security, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022.

This event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
CSU Dayton Auditorium
840 Germantown St.
Dayton, OH 45403

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-412-2022 /

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

 

New Lebanon, OH 

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00-6:00pm

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This beginning farmer focused tour will walk you through the process of equipment systems and the role that machinery can play in making established systems on the farm more efficient. Organic farmer Ben Jackle will provide an overview of the process and equipment used in their greenhouse, field (with a focus on seed bed preperation and cultivation), and packing shed. Learn about how equipment can facilitate effective flow on a mixed vegetable operation and how these systems fit together.

Directions: From Dayton, follow Rte. 35 W from downtown Dayton towards Eaton. At W. 3rd St., turn left (west) to stay on Rte. 35 towards Eaton. Turn left on Diamond Mill Rd., and drive south for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Mile Rd. and drive west. Mile Creek Farm is on the left in about 0.75 miles.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Mile Creek Farm
10786 Mile Rd.
New Lebanon, OH 45345

Contact:
Ben Jackle / 937-687-8762 /

http://www.milecreekfarm.com

 

online 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
9:00am

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Join Reed Johnson, Assistant Professor, OSU Entomology as he presents: Viruses in Honey Bees.

To Join a webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Reminders will be sent out and log-in instructions prior to each session to everyone on our beekeeping e-mail list.

They looking forward to an exciting, educational year!

Location:
online at http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / n/a /

http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
3:30-6:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

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The OARDC Mellinger Farm features a three year research project on farm diversification including four replications of seven different agricultural enterprises in rotation. Tour participants will learn about oilseed as an alternative rotation, hulless "naked" oats culture, value-added products, pastured poultry using chicken tractors, diverse vegetable production, scales of farm diversification and more.

Directions: From Wooster, take US 30 W. Approximately 1 mile west of the Rte. 250 interchange, turn right on Jefferson Rd. Travel 800 feet to the stop sign and turn left on W. Old Lincoln Way. Drive 1.8 miles. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Mellinger Farm
6885 W. Old Lincoln Way
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Clifford Ambers / 434-238-4584 /

http://amp.osu.edu

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00am-1:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
North Market Farmers' Market
59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Over the Fence Urban Farm is dedicated to experimenting with, mastering, and sharing techniques for growing food that promote self-reliance and sustainability, and support the consumption of more fresh, locally harvested, delicious food. Toward these ends, the farm serves as a demonstration site for season extension practices, vertical gardening, and permaculture design. The farm is funded through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and family, friends, and neighbors help tend the land.

Directions: From Rte. 315 in Columbus, exit at Henderson Rd., and travel east toward Clintonville. Drive 0.5 miles and turn left on N. High St. Take the second right turn onto E. Dominion Blvd. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Over the Fence Urban Farm
143 E. Dominion Blvd
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Jodi Kushins / 614-499-6176 /

http://n/a

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

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