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Rutland, OH 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 through Sunday, September 25, 2016
full-day intensive trainings

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Join  Rural Action and the Beginning ​Forest ​Farmers Coalition for an intensive two-day conference on ​forest ​farming  ​native, medicinal  ​plants and other Non-Timber Forest Products.

The conference will cover forest farming of native medicinal plants, from propagation to cultivation, ​​harvesting, ​ processing, and  marketing. 

​Participants  ​will learn about ​a ​variety ​of commercially valuable ​plant species, ​including ​ ginseng, goldenseal, ​black ​cohosh, ​and ​ramps in both indoor and outdoor classroom settings.

Registration ​is ​open ​ to  ​anyone interested in beginning, maintaining, or expanding a forest farming operation.

Registration limited to 50 people.

Location:
United Plant Savers Goldenseal Sanctuary
35703 Loop Rd.
Rutland, OH 45775

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is home to hundreds of native medicinal plants growing in abundance.

Contact:
Karam Sheban / 740-677-4047 /

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1849765

 

Oxford, OH 

Sunday, September 25, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Celebrate local farmers, food, and sustainable agriculture!

Scheduled stage presentations include:
- 12-1 p.m. Jericho Old Time Band
- 1 p.m. "Ferments: The Forgotten Superfood" presented by Barbara and Andrew McDowell of Hidden Pond Farm
- 2:30 p.m. "Soup with local ingredients: Jambalaya with meat or vegan" presented by Steve Townsend

All afternoon, enjoy:
- Music
– Popcorn
- Homemade cookies and cake
- Scott Downing's cider for sale
- Free kids activities
- Information booths from local organizations
- Farmers' market booths
- Homemade soup, salad, and artisan bread for sale
- Free wagon rides starting behind the stage

Co-sponsored by the OEFFA Miami Oxford Organic Network (MOON) chapter and MOON Co-op Market.

Location:
Oxford Uptown Memorial Park
Oxford, OH

Contact:
OEFFA Moon Chapter / 513-523 2360 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Sunday, September 25, 2016
7:00PM

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Join the League of Women Voters of Delaware County in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
DACC South
4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Delaware LWV / 614-394-8339 /

http://www.lwvdelawarecountyohio.org/index.html

 

Columbus, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
Northland Performing Arts Center
4411 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Contact:
LWV of Metropolitan Columbus / (614) 837-1089 /

http://www.lwvcols.org/index.php

 

Westlake, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
Porter Westlake Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Contact:
LWV of Greater Cleveland / 216-781-8375 /

http://lwvgreatercleveland.org/

 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TBD

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Join the League of Women Voters of Tallmadge in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
Cuyahoga Falls High School
2300 4th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Contact:
LWV of Tallmadge / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.lwvtallmadge.org/index.html

 

Canton, Ohio 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Doors open at 5:45pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of the Canton Area in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
McKinley High School
2323 17th St NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

Park and enter from 4th St NW

Contact:
LWV of the Canton Area / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.cantonlwv.org/index.html

 

Sugarcrreek, OH 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

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Find out more about organic corn and forage production at this field day held at a certified organic farm. Jacob Yoder farms 112 acres and has incorporated effective regenerative farming methods with successful results. Attend to learn about the correlations between healthy soil biology and successful crop production and to see fall management strategies. Refreshments will follow the walk.

Registration: To register, call (440) 632-1014 or go to http://bit.ly/organic-forage-production-walk by September 26.

This event is offered by Advancing Eco Agriculture as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Jacob Yoder Farm
2165 County Rd. 70
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Contact:
Advancing Eco Agriculture / (440) 632-1014 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Centerville, Ohio 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
The Center for Jewish Culture and Education
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville, Ohio 45459

Contact:
LWV of the Greater Dayton Area / 937-228-4041 /

http://www.lwvdayton.org/index.htm

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00 pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Delaware County in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
DACC South
4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Delaware LWV / 614-394-8339 /

http://www.lwvdelawarecountyohio.org/index.html

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Carriage House Farm presents it's farm-to-table dinner series featuring a wide selection of Cincinnati's finest chefs.

Each dinner will reflect the personality of the chef(s) and the seasonality of the ingredients available on the farm.

Up to thirteen guests will enjoy an intimate open air-dinner of multiple courses on Carriage House Farm's dinning terrace. Chefs will prepare the food on a wood-fired oven and grill in full view of the guests.

This dinner, No. 11, will feature early-autumn items, prepared by Chef Jared Bennett of Metropole.

Alcohol is not served.

Ticket holders will be presented a menu from which they can pair their own drink selections which they are welcome and encouraged to bring to the dinner.

Location:
Carriage House Farm LLC
10251 Miamiview Road
North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Carriage House Farm, Richard Stewart / (513) 967-1106 /

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-on-farm-dinner-series-dinner-no-11-tickets-21892693636

 

Fredericktown, OH 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman of Sweet Grass Dairy have been operating a diversified pasture-based dairy for more than three years. Hear how the Colemans are building their soil with about 60 pastured dual-purpose cows and how they raise grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured eggs and meat chickens, and pastured Thanksgiving turkeys for direct market and herdshare sales. Learn about multi-species grazing, dairy calf rearing, grazing management, milking, and marketing, and observe cows, chickens, turkeys, and hogs on pasture. Homemade ice cream may be available for a small fee.

Registration: To register, call (814) 758-2708 or email jacob@sweetgrassdairyofohio.com by September 20.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Sweet Grass Dairy
6049 Bryant Rd.
Fredericktown, OH 43019

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

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
3-7 p.m.

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Join Ohio Farm to School for a stakeholder workshop near you! The goal of these regional workshops is to dig deep into local farm to school successes and challenges and to build relationships both within and across local stakeholder groups.

Are you an educator, parent, or student? A farmer, producer, distributor, or processor? Do you work in food service at a local school, run a school garden, or work with an early care center? Are you working to get more local, fresh foods into school cafeterias, strengthening the local food system, or educating kids about food and agriculture? Then this workshop is for you!

Location:
Ohio 4H Center
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Carol Smathers / (614) 688 - 1801 /

http://farmtoschool.osu.edu/events/2016-workshops/

 

Chillicothe, Ohio 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the Chillicothe-Ross League of Women Voters in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
Ross County Service Center
475 Western Ave
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Contact:
Chillicothe-Ross LWV / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.lwvchillicothe.org/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam with Glass Rooster Cannery while you learn to put up your harvest in a water bath canning lesson!

We will offer a variety of fruit and creative add-ins to create your own signature jar of jam.

Taste your way through samples as we discuss the ins and outs of the process of water bath canning, then get ready for a hands-on lesson.

Each participant takes home a jar of jam.

Cost: $49.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-water-bath-canning-101-19/

 

Columbus, Ohio 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
All Saints Academy
2855 Livingston Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Contact:
LWV of Metropolitan Columbus / (614) 837-1089 /

http://www.lwvcols.org/index.php

 

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

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