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Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join herbalist Amy Chavez during these third Wednesday monthly sessions.

Participants will gather on the land, identify and harvest medicinal plants, and create medicines for specific body system healing. No experience necessary. Adults and 13+ years old. Registration required.

August 17: Back to School Health

Price: $15/session. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/herbalism-skillshares/

 

Online 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
4 p.m.

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High levels of stress are present in agricultural communities. Unstable finances, the pressure of multigenerational farm lineage, injury, chronic illness, harsh weather conditions, and more recently stressors associated with COVID-19 are among the challenges producers face daily. The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP) network of partners believes that the unique needs of agricultural communities must be addressed. This is done through communication and collaboration with partners across the Western region to offer education, support in navigating resources, and funding opportunities for agricultural communities.

Mauricio Guerrero-Villanueva is a Graduate Student Researcher with the California AgrAbility Program. In this presentation, Community Talks: Building and Developing Mental Health Garden Outreach Events, Mauricio will describe a series of in-person, virtual, and hybrid community talks held in California's agricultural communities. The goal of the talks was to hold spaces for community members and leaders (Promotores) to gather and discuss the importance of mental health and gardening. The events were an opportunity to hear from community members about mental health concerns, the extent to which appropriate services exist, and what they would like to see at a mental health and gardening event. This session will highlight the gardening events and partners coming together to support farmer and farmworker mental health.

Intended Audience: WRASAP lead agencies; WRASAP collaborating organizations; any agency/health provider/program providing services to producers (agricultural farmers, ranchers, workers, business owners, and non-industrial private forest owners and managers) and their families in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Register via the link below to join this free webinar. The last day to register is Monday, August 15, 2022; all registrants will receive connection information upon registration submission.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program / (530) 752-1613 /

http://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuc-mrrjMvH9ztuZ-iUfVQFG266fY2

 

Bucyrus, Ohio 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Nathan Brause Farm
4565 Zeigler Rd.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Hamilton, Ohio 

Saturday, August 20, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Butler SWCD Office
1802 Princeton Rd., Suite 300
Hamilton, OH 45011

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Zanesville, Ohio 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Muskingum County
1145 Morgan Rd.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Grab your sketchbooks and get creative in nature with Agraria! Join artist Maureen Fellinger as she leads a monthly drawing group on the land at Agraria.

Each month, Maureen will introduce a fun technique to help you explore a different approach in your art making process then participants will be invited to create a land inspired sketch. BYOS (Bring Your Own Sketchbook!) and mark making supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, etc). Be creatively inspired by the natural landscape and all of the life in it! No drawing experience necessary‚Äďall abilities welcome, ages 13+.

Register for one or all three via the link below. $5/session.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/sketch-club/

 

Brookville, Ohio 

Friday, August 26, 2022
5 p.m.

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The Narrow Way Farm is a 5-acre family owned and operated farm. Dedicated to providing local, responsibly grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, no harsh chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are used on the property. The land and plants are cared for by using natural fertilizers and soil enhancers. The Narrow Way Farm also offers farm-produced goods such as jams, jellies, and fruit butters made mainly with fruit grown on the farm.

Location:
The Narrow Way Farm
3622 Johnsville Brookville Rd.
Brookville, OH 45309

Contact:
David and Tia Stuart / (937) 833-0641 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Online 

Thursday, September 1, 2022
6-7:30 p.m.

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The 2023 Farm Bill will shape the future of agriculture for years to come. OEFFA members helped to craft a farm bill platform to support our vision for future in which sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance our environment.

Through member participation in town halls, a survey, and OEFFA conference activities, five key planks of our farm bill platform have emerged:
- Promote soil health and climate resilience through conservation policy
- Increase investment in local and regional food systems
- Address consolidation in the food and agriculture system
- Invest in organic and sustainable research
- Provide more support for beginning and BIPOC farmers

We have an opportunity to shape what farm bill policy looks like for the next five years, and we want to ensure it works for farmers, eaters, and community.

Please join us virtually September 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about these 2023 Farm Bill priorities and how you can become involved over the coming year.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Heather Dean / (614) 421-2022 /

http://action.oeffa.com/2023-farm-bill-kickoff

 

Grove City, Ohio 

Thursday, September 1, 2022
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Join diverse Ohio stakeholders for presentations, dialogue, and discussion centered on 2023 Farm Bill policies rooted in food security.

Food security means the ability to afford and access adequate, nutritious food. But more broadly, food security also means the sustainability and viability of our food systems and food supply. Ohio is well-positioned to lead the national conversation around ways to promote food security, in every sense of the term, in the 2023 Farm Bill. Register via the link below.

Location:
Mid-Ohio Food Collective
3960 Brookham Dr.
Grove City, OH 43123

Contact:
Ohio Association of Foodbanks / (614) 221-4336 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/statewide-farm-bill-convening-focused-on-food-security-tickets-39260833

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through Tuesday, September 27, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Want to harvest berries from May to September from your yard? From strawberries to serviceberries to paw paw you can fill your yard with edible, perennial food plants for a long summer harvest!

Join Agraria Education Director Kat Christen to learn how to plant a small backyard food forest or just incorporate edible food forest plants into your existing landscape. This is a 4-session series.

A food forest is a planting of edible herbs, berries, shrubs and trees that provide food or medicine in a forest like setting. Plants in a food forest are perennial, that is grow back every year, and require minimal care once established.

Participants will learn about soil and perennial plant site prep, the best edible perennials for our region, perennial planting, and ongoing perennial plant care, through discussion and hands on work in Agraria's Youth Forage Garden and Perennial Pantry Garden.

They will focus on tried-and-true perennials, especially berries and tree fruits, that thrive in our region using organic, regenerative practices and provide great forage opportunities throughout the growing season for kids and adults alike. Native edible plants will also be featured.

Sessions will take place at Agraria in the Barn and on the land in the Youth Forage Garden and Perennial Pantry Gardens. Any experience level welcome. Participants will leave with a 6-pack of food forest plants recommended for your growing site. Registration is $80. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/backyard-food-forest-garden-series/

 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
1:30-3 p.m.

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Interested in joining the Cleveland local food production system? Learn about urban agriculture tools to help you get started!

Join the USDA NRCS for the opening ceremony of The People's Garden in Cleveland. The simple act of planting a garden can have big impacts on local communities, improving access to fresh, healthy food and creating habitat for pollinators and people to enjoy!

Network with federal and local resources to learn more about financial and technical assistance programs available to help you get started on your own urban agriculture endeavor - from loans and entrepreneurial tools to cost-share urban conservation programs.

Location:
The People's Garden in Cleveland
13611 Kinsman Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44120

Contact:
USDA / (000) 00-0000 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-peoples-garden-in-cleveland-urban-agriculture-resources-networking-

 

Belleville, Michigan 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
10 a.m.

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Old City Acres is a four season, no-till market garden located in the swamps outside of Detroit that feeds the community year-round using a flexible CSA model. The farm moved to its current location five years ago and has since transformed a swampy forest into a profitable market garden by the use of extensive drainage and land remediation techniques.

The tour will focus on designing efficient on-farm systems, from wash-pack setup to overall farm layout.

Location:
Old City Acres
43800 Willow Rd.
Belleville, OH 48111

Contact:
Alexander Ball / (734) 771-9984 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join Agraria on the first Wednesday of each month for a walk on the land where we will learn about spring forage for food, medicine, and craft, and how to sustainably harvest them. Dress for the weather. All ages welcome! $5/person, free for children under 5. Visit the link below to register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/agraria-land-walk/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Friday, September 9, 2022 through Saturday, September 10, 2022
Noon

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The 2022 Black Farming Conference is brought to you by Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, Central State University, Antioch College, and the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center.

This year's conference theme: Roots, Food, and Storytelling will build upon the legacy of ancestral roots of food from the African diaspora and the power of storytelling through food, family, and American culture.

Confirmed Speaker:
Michael Twitty is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator.

Visit the link below for more information on speakers, breakout sessions, and farm tours closer to the event date.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://www.communitysolution.org/events

 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Saturday, September 10, 2022
1-9 p.m.

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Presented by Environmental Health Watch, Rid-All Green Partnership, and Brittany's Record Shop, the mission of Fresh Fest Cleveland is to celebrate the arts and urban agriculture, promote health and wellness, showcase fresh and local food, all while breaking down the barriers of this unified and fertile neighborhood and emphasizing cultural unity.

Fresh Fest Cleveland is hosted in the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone at Rid-All Farm (one of the largest and most popular urban farms in Cleveland) and Otter Park, which occupy 26.5 acres of previously vacant and repurposed land in Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood.

Fresh Fest Cleveland has an amazing line-up of music, and a full day of unforgettable performances, art installations, health and wellness activities, farmer's market, chef tastings, local vendors, hands-on activities, workshops, and a kids zone filled with fun for the whole family!

Location:
Rid-All Farm and Otter Park
8129 Otter Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44104

Free secured festival parking is available at Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority. A complimentary shuttle service provides roundtrip transportation from festival parking to Fresh Fest Cleveland starting at 1 p.m. with continuous pick-up and ret

Contact:
Fresh Fest Cleveland / (216) 961-4646 /

http://www.freshfestcleveland.com/

 

Burton, Ohio 

Saturday, September 10, 2022
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Learn more about pasture management and pasture-based livestock production in this exciting workshop and walk at Connor Farms in Troy Township. Gain knowledge, ideas, and inspiration from the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Martin Joyce and grazing specialist Bob Hendershot, along with other local herdsmen and resource professionals. This workshop will explore animal nutrition, rotational grazing, forage and weed identification, and pasture and hay management.

A delicious lunch of grass-fed burgers from the farm is included in the registration cost. To register, click the link below.

Location:
Connor Farms
17037 Claridon-Troy Rd.
Burton, OH 44021

In Troy Township

Contact:
Jonathan Mauk / (440) 437-5888 /

http://fs12.formsite.com/t4erFn/nckfo2spaq/index.html

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022
Fax: (614) 421-2011

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