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Pickerington, OH 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00-8:00pm

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Presented by Moon Maiden Flowers, this talk would touch briefly on all the steps involved in your garden including: defining your vision, seed ordering, planning out your plots or garden space, preparing the beds, seeding, growth through the season (successive planting), peak harvesting time, and quick how to of arranging.

More about Sean and Tracey:

"It all started with a love of PLANTS! Plants brought us together. We moved our young family away from the hustle and bustle of the city and found peace in our little misty valley in Alexandria, Ohio. It was the perfect place to follow our dream and start a little flower farm.
We approach our work the way we approach our lives, inspired and with purpose, gentle and sustainable, and respectful of the people and environment around us. But really, we are just plain crazy about flowers! From starting seeds to cutting stems to tying twine around the perfect bouquet. It's love from start to finish. We hope that you love our work too."

This free program for adults is part of the library's 2017 Self Reliance series.

Registration is required.
Reserve your spot at http://pickeringtonlibrary.org/event/from-garden-to-vase/

Location:
Pickerington Public Library
201 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147

Contact:
Kenton Daniels / 614-837-4104 ext. 22 /

http://pickeringtonlibrary.org/event/from-garden-to-vase/

 

New Philadelphia, OH 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture cordially invites you to attend a produce safety producers meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a better understanding on the upcoming produce regulations and also answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to bring others and spread the word. Additional meetings will be held for different counties at a later date and time.

ODA looks forward to seeing you!

Location:
Kent State Tuscarawas Branch, Conference Room A & B
330 University Drive NE,
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Contact:
Kelcie Blankenship / 614-728-6342 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/communications/meetings.aspx

 

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm

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Naturalist Bob Harter will explain the proper seed germination and cultivation techniques of native plants. Also share the importance of native plants to our environment, including where and how they grow.

Each participant will receive a 6 pack cell, soil and seeds to plant with Bob's guidance, plus a small packet of seeds to take home. Information sheets will be available.

$20 per person.
Call 363-2548 to register.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
2083 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015

Contact:
Emily / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/calendar/2017-04/

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Saturday, April 29, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017
Contact Pastured Providence for specific hours.

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Equipping both new and seasoned farmers for success in pasture-based animal agriculture

Topics include:
- Rotational, management-intensive grazing
- Business planning and farm finances
- Branding and marketing techniques
- And so much more!

Early bird prices available.

Location:
Pastured Providence Farmstead
Chillicothe, OH

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / 740-851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com

 

Delaware, OH 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
9:30-11:00am

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Bring your little one out to discover Stratford as they become a farmer for a day.

You and your child will interact with the animals as you help with morning chores. For children ages 2-5 and their adult companion. Also offered July 13 and October 17.

$10 per child.
Call 740-363-2548 to register.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015

Contact:
Emily Pidock / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/calendar/2017-04/

 

Nelsonville, OH 

Friday, May 5, 2017
8:00am-3:00pm

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ACEnet is excited to invite you to ACEnet's 2017 Women in Business conference on May 5th, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the newly renovated Lodge at Hocking College in Nelsonville.

This event will unite women entrepreneurs in all stages of business development for a one day conference that will focus on three main objectives: professional development, personal development, and networking with other women who own and operate small businesses.

With topics from Financial Planning to Marketing workshops, and much more, this conference will prove to be an asset to any woman, in any stage of business development.

For more information, please visit our website at: http://acenetworks.org/community/2017-women-business-conference/

Location:
The Lodge at Hocking College
15770 OH-691
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Contact:
Erin Phillips / 740-592-3854 ext. 11 /

http://acenetworks.org/community/2017-women-business-conference/

 

Delaware, OH 

Sunday, May 7, 2017
11:00am-4:00pm

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Bring the whole family to Stratford's first sheep shearing day.

Stratford will provide visitors with a wooly experience when the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing. The flock will be shorn throughout the day, and our shearers will interpret the process from start to finish. Your family can visit stations to learn how wool is processed.

Participate in hands-on fiber projects, visit the barn and walk the farm. Eat at the Sock Hop Soda Shop, a fifties-style diner, enjoy listening to the juke box and trying your skill at hula hooping.

No registration needed.
$5 per family.
Email info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or call 740-363-2548 for questions.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Emily Pidock / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/calendar/2017-04/

 

Pataskala, OH 

Monday, May 15, 2017
6:30 p.m.

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John and Anne Hohmann collect rain water through a multitude of sources and use this water for both agriculture and personal use. Using a system of rain barrels, cisterns, and a pond, the Hohmann's water their livestock, irrigate their garden, and supplement their grey water for personal use. Attendees will be in for a real treat on this farm visit!

This presentation and discussion is part of the Hearth of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

Location:
Clearview Farm
11015 Mill St.
Pataskala, OH 43062

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:00am

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Join Jim Tew, Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service as he will be presenting the topic: Setting up Your Extracting Line - What's Needed.

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

 

Wooster, OH 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:00am-4:00pm

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In this full-day Conservation Biological Control short course, learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

Registration is $45 per person.
Registrants will receive the Xerces Society's Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces' book, Farming With Native Beneficial Insects, as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.

Lunch is not included. Please plan on bringing a sack lunch with you to the course.

Online Registration:
Advanced registration is required by May 16th.
Register online at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee2oczmx66489f24&llr=tnjebhdab

Location:
Fisher Auditorium
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Jillian Vento / 855-232-6639 ext. 12 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee2oczmx66489f24&llr=tnjebhdab

 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9:00am

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Join Kim Flottum, Author and Editor, Bee Culture Magazine, as she presents: A Lot about Drones.

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

 

online 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:00am

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Join Olivia Messinger Carril, Author and Biologist, as she presents: The Bees in Your Backyard; an Intro to Bee Diversity in the U.S.

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

 

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

 

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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

 

online 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:00am

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Join Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation, The Dawes Arboretum, as she presents: An Introduction to Prairie Habitat Creation

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

 

online 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00am

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Join Kevin Matteson, Associate Director, Masters Programs Project Dragonfly, Miami University, as he presents: Community-based Pollinator Conservation in Cities.

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

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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