For Immediate Release: January 3, 2018
Urban agriculture offers accessible opportunities for individuals to make a living farming, gain practical educational and job training, and provide communities with healthy, local food.
Empowering urban farmers to take advantage of these opportunities and helping them succeed in urban agriculture is the focus of a six-part workshop track presented by Ohio’s newest 1890 land-grant institution, Central State University Extension (CSUE).
The workshop track is part of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change, February 15-17 at the Dayton Convention Center.
- Cover Crops for Small-Scale Vegetable Production—Oliver Freeman, Central State University
- You CAN Take It With You: Lessons from Losing Your Land—Lisa Helm, Dayton Urban Grown, Matt Tomaszewski, Earth Source Produce
- Inroads into Food Deserts: Mobile Farmers’ Markets and Good Food Access in a Rust Belt Town—Danny Swan, Grow Ohio Valley
- Urban Farming Practices and Principles—Milan Karcic, Peace, Love, and Freedom Farm
- Urban High Tunnel Tomato Production—Annabel Khouri and Eric Stoffer, Bay Branch Farms
- Can Urban Soils be Made Healthy for Farming?—Larry Phelan, Ohio State University
The state’s largest sustainable food and farm conference will also feature:
Keynote speakers Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute and Stacy Malkan of U.S. Right to Know;
Four full-day February 15 Food and Farm School classes on livestock grazing, restorative health, food safety, and farmland access.
A three-day trade show featuring dozens of businesses, non-profits, and government agencies offering an array of food, books, products, and services;
The Contrary Farmers’ Social on February 15 and the Cream of the Crop Banquet on February 16;
A kids’ conference for children ages 6-12 and a playroom for young children; and
Much, much more!