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Canning Without Catastrophe

McArthur, OH 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
5:30-7:30pm

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We're bringing canning back in style, this time with tomatoes. Come put 'em up!

Free to all CFI members, community gardeners and Athens County Employees. $5 donation for General entry.

Vinton Middle School
63870 Locker Plant Rd,

Contact:
Community Food Initiatives / 740-593-5971

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Organic Dairy Farm Tour

Hillsboro, OH  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
9:30am-12pm

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Landis Weaver started his first dairy with his brother on his father’s farm in 2008. Today, he runs his own certified organic dairy on 250 acres of rented land, where he pastures cows and grows 30 acres of corn and triticale. Landis milks 85 cows with seasonal calving beginning in late February, and raises 30 or more replacement heifers each year. Join Landis and tour co-sponsor the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council for a pasture walk and tour, filled with spirited conversation about the finer points of organic, grass-based dairying.

Directions: From Rte. 50, take Rte. 41 S from Bainbridge for approximately 7 miles. Drive through Cynthiana and turn left on Frost Rd. Frost Rd dead ends at the farm.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Weaver Dairy
1285 Frost Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Landis Weaver / (740) 634-2440

http://www.oeffa.org

 

AEA Summer Field Walk

Coshocton, OH 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Join Advancing Eco-Agriculture and Blossom Acres Farm to learn how soil can be revitalized when provided with good mineral nutrition.

Look at crops including tomatoes, greens, peppers, sweet corn, cabbage, and zucchini.

Listen to information about:
- Repairing mineral-depleted soils
- Benefits of sap analysis on vegetable crops
- Using soil biology to improve trace mineral absorption

Presenters include David Miller and John Kempf of Advancing Eco-Agriculture.

Refreshments will be served. This educational event is free of charge.

Blossom Acres Farm
44548 County Rd. 19, Coshocton, OH 43812

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

 

Canning Without Catastrophe

Athens, Ohio 

Thursday, August 6, 2015
4:30-6:30pm

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Free to all CFI members, community gardeners and Athens County Employees. $5 donation for General entry.

We're bringing canning back in style, this time with tomatoes. Come put 'em up!

ACEnet
94 Columbus Road

Contact:
Community Food Initiatives / 740-593-5971

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Kids CAN! Cook Camp

Sunbury, OH 

Monday, August 3, 2015 through Thursday, August 6, 2015
9am-1pm

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Send your kindergartner through fifth grader to the Cannery for a week of fun and learning for our popular Kids CAN! Cook Camp! Camp runs Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Our theme of “Healthy Living” is emphasized every day as the kids pick their own lunch from our organic gardens, learn to make bread and jam, go on foraging hikes and more in a week packed with activity and delicious food. Limited space, please reserve early.

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 OH-605

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

 

Grain and Alfalfa Production Farm Tour and OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting and Potluck

Lindsey, OH  

Friday, August 7, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Please join OEFFA’s Grain Grower chapter for a meeting and potluck, followed by a free tour of Turnow Ventures.

The chapter will gather from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a brief meeting and round table discussion about the 2015 growing season. The picnic lunch will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and wrap up around 12:45 p.m. Please bring a dish or dessert to share with the group. Meat, drinks, and table service will be provided.

After lunch, stay for the Turnow Ventures grain and alfalfa production farm tour from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Turnow Ventures began operation in 1980 with 600 acres in production. As market dynamics changed, Steve Turnow begain experimenting with organic production in 1998. In 2002, during the first year of the National Organic Program, he certified all 1,500 acres of his farm. Today, 600 acres are dedicated to alfalfa production to serve a value-added supply chain of dehydrated pellets for chicken feed, an operation managed by extended family. On the tour attendees will see a corn, soybean, wheat, black bean rotation; test plots studying various weed control cultivation methods, and soil fertility approaches utilizing soil-balancing techniques.

Directions: From Toledo, take I-280 S. At the Ohio Turnpike, I-280 becomes Rte. 420. Continue for 2 miles and merge onto Rte. 20 E toward Fremont. Travel approximately 13 miles. Turn left on County Rd 92. Continue for 1.75 miles; the farm is on the left. From I-75 N, take Exit 179. Travel east on Rte. 6 toward Fremont for about 11 miles. Turn left on Rte. 23 N. Travel for 3 miles. Turn right on Rte. 600 E. After 10 miles, Rte. 600 becomes County Rd. 92. Continue on County Rd. 92 for 2 miles; the farm is on the left.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org. For more information about the meeting, please contact Dave Shively at (419) 278-2701 or dshively01@gmail.com.

Turnow Ventures
2956 County Rd. 92, Lindsey, OH 43412

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Steve Turnow / (419) 283-1450 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Integrated Pest Management in Community Gardens Series

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, August 8, 2015
10am

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Slugs, bugs and other fun things! Join us at our integrated pest management (IPM) in community garden series. We’ll be discussing the different approaches community gardeners can take to manage some of the insects and diseases that regularly affect our gardens. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Rockefeller Garden (on the grounds of the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse )
760 E. 88th St., Cleveland, 44106

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Natural Soap Making

Sunbury, OH 

Saturday, August 8, 2015
9:30am-12pm

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Poppy seed, oatmeal, cocoa and coffee! These are some of the natural ingredients we can use to make homemade soap that is good for us and good for the environment. Join us at Glass Rooster Cannery for a soap-making workshop and learn the ins and outs of making a moisturizing hand soap, an exfoliating work soap, or a scented bath soap. Create your own custom bar of soap to take home along with the recipe and more great ideas.

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 OH-605

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

 

Urban Farming in Small Spaces Tour

Columbus, OH  

Sunday, August 9, 2015
2-4 pm

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Swainway Urban Farm began as a backyard garden in 2007 and now includes three growing sites producing certified organic mushrooms, microgreens, seedlings, and specialty vegetables for sale at farmers' markets and restaurants. This tour will feature the original farm of permanent raised beds for intensive market gardening. Join Joseph Swain to discuss the challenges and rewards of expanding and refining an urban farm. Visitors will see the farm's extensive composting systems, hoop houses used for season extension and hardening off seedlings, personal perennial gardens, and egg-laying chickens.

Directions: From I-71, take the Cooke Rd. exit. Travel west to Indianola Ave. and turn left. Continue south to Glenmont Rd. and turn right. Follow Glenmont Rd. to Sharon Rd. and turn right. Turn left on Canyon Dr. Please park on the street, being respectful of neighbors' yards. Carpooling is encouraged.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Columbus Agrarian Society and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Swainway Urban Farm
285 Canyon Dr., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Joseph Swain / 614) 557-8902 /

Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team / (614) 866-6900 /

http://www.swainway.com

 

Compost Systems that Work!

Cleveland, OH 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6-7:30pm

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Learn how a community garden has established an effective composting program that you can replicate, step by step. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Memorial Park Community Garden
22540 Milton Dr., Euclid, 44123

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and Fayette Co. Agronomy Field Day

Washington Court House, OH 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
9:30am-3pm

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Keynote Speaker: Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association

Nitrogen Uptake: Joe Nester, Owner of Nester Ag, LLC

Nutrient Timing and Application: Greg LaBarge, The Ohio State University Extension

Phosphorus Applications: Libby Dayton, The Ohio State University

Variable Rate of Nutrients: Tim Norris, CEO of Ag Info Tech

OCGA Update, Tadd Nicholson, OCGA Executive Director

All Day Events:

Corn and Soybean Show Plots

Two $500 gift certificate drawing for Ohio Corn Grower Members

Trade Show

Plane rides from FCA Flight Training, $30/Person for a 30 minute flight ~ (Must register at 740-335-2430, payment in cash or check made to FCA Flight Training)

Health Screenings (Please fast prior for blood testing)

CCA Credits offered

Evening Events:

Chamber of Commerce “Business after Hours” - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Highlighting: Fayette County Extension & Fayette County Airport

Fayette County Farm Bureau and Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meetings

Voting for SWCD directors will be available from 11:00 AM to 6:45 PM

Banquet will begin at 6:00 PM with business meetings to follow. Cost is $10.00 per person

Fayette County Airport and Demonstration Farm
2770 State Route 38, Washington Court House, OH 43160

Contact:
Farm Bureau office / 800-443-6830

http://fayette@ofbf.org

 

Planning Cover Crops for the Fall, Canning and Preserving Your Harvest

Carrollton, OH 

Thursday, August 13, 2015
6pm

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Backyard Food Production Program- The Carroll and Harrison Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with OSU Extension will be offering a series of programs on Backyard Food Production. This program encourages the utilization of your backyard or unused green space for food production, while creating wildlife habitat and supporting the conservation of our natural resources. This is a great program for gardeners of all skill levels. To register for a workshop or to be added to the mailing list please call either of the numbers listed below.

Carroll County Fairgrounds
106 Kensington Rd

Contact:
Carroll SWCD / 330-627-9852

Extension office / 330-627-4310

http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/BackyardFoodProduction.pdf

 

A Bee or Not a Bee: That is the Question

Delaware, OH  

Thursday, August 13, 2015
6-8pm

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Why are all of these "bees" everywhere? Dave Noble, Stratford's Apiarist, will explore the differences between wasps, honey bees and hornets. You will learn to tell them apart and their specific roles in the ecology.

All ages welcome, $10/person. Call 740-363-2548 to register

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road Delaware, OH 43015

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / (740)363-2548 /

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Food, Family, and Farming Tour

Kent, OH  

Saturday, August 15, 2015
10am-5pm

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Join four women in agriculture for an exciting and empowering day focused on raising dairy goats, making cheese, composting, and living the small farm dream. Have you ever wanted to raise and milk dairy goats? Join Gwenn Volkert from Ferrum Moraine Farm at 10 a.m. for the inside scoop. Are you interested in learning how to make cheese? Abbe Turner of Lucky Penny Creamery will demonstrate simple cheeses you can make at home beginning at 11:30 a.m. Have you considered backyard urban homesteading and raising a few animals? At 1 p.m., Amber Sattleberg of the SARE Food Waste for Farms project will discuss basic care and feeding for your small farm menagerie. Thinking about starting a small food or farm business? Abbe Turner will discuss getting started and selling at farmers markets in her talk “Living the Dream: Just Say ‘NO’ to Pantyhose" at 2:30 p.m. How about composting? At 4 p.m., Teresa Kaminski from the SARE Food Waste For Farms project will discuss setting up a small compost bin for your food waste to build the soil health of your garden. The day will also include creamery tours, local food and cheeses, sheep and goats, and more inspiration for your small farm dream.

Directions: From I-76, take Rte. 43 N through downtown Kent and turn right on Lake St. Travel 0.25 miles, turn right on Temple St., and continue to the creamery.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Ohio Women in Agriculture Leadership Network and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Lucky Penny Creamery
632 Temple Ave., Kent, OH 44240

Contact:
Abbe Turner / (330) 715-4140 /

Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team / (614) 866-6900 /

http://www.luckypennyfarm.com

 

Value-Added Fruits and Vegetables Farm Tour

Fredericktown, OH  

Sunday, August 16, 2015
1-4pm

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Enjoy a self-guided tour of Ann's Raspberry Farm to see red raspberries produced using season extension methods and to learn about growing Brussels sprouts all season long. End your visit with a taste of what Knox County has to offer, including local meat, syrup, cheese, baked goods, artisan jams and preserves, and farm fresh produce. A local chef will also be preparing various Brussels sprout dishes. Celebrating 10 years growing specialty crops and crafting artisan products from seed to jar, Daniel and Ann Trudel will share the challenges and rewards of growing a hobby farm into a full-time operation during this multi-faceted event.

Registration: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, contact Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or eric@oeffa.org by August 10.

Directions: From Columbus, take I-71 N to Exit 151. Travel east on Rte. 95/ Mt. Gilead Rd. for about 5 miles to Lucerne Rd./Township Rd. 392. Turn left and go north on Lucerne Rd. for 4 miles. Turn right on Blair Rd. and travel east for 0.5 miles to the farm.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and the Clintonville Farmers’ Market and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Ann's Raspberry Farm
6645 Blair Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Daniel and Ann Trudel / (740) 694-1935 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Outstanding in the Field Farm to Table Dinner

Hudson, OH 

Sunday, August 16, 2015
4 p.m.

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Chef Brian Goodman of The Greenhouse Tavern will be prepare the meal and there will be a tour of the garlic farm and a tour of a neighboring alpaca farm, Canterbury Alpaca Farm.

Thaxton Organic Garlic
2710 Ravenna St., Hudson, OH

Contact:
Fred and Chris Thaxton / info@TOGarlic.com /

http://outstandinginthefield.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=66246

 
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OEFFA

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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011