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Resistance Film Screening

Cleveland, OH 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7-9

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Food & Water Watch is hosting a screening of the documentary film, Resistance, which examines the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and its impact on public health. The film highlights the contribution of conventional animal production in creating antibiotic resistant bacteria and demonstrates the importance of shaking up the current food system and supporting sustainable animal agriculture. The film is 74 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A panel.

Capitol Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Contact:
Alison Auciello / (513) 394-6257 /

http://vimeo.com/78297890

 

Marketing Hops to Ohio Microbreweries

Free online webinar 

Thursday, August 28, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/hopsmarketing

 

Jackson Beef and Forage Field Night

Jackson, OH 

Thursday, August 28, 2014
5pm-8:30p

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From broadleaf weed management and fence building and construction to beef cattle handling and animal care, livestock producers can learn the latest updates in the beef and forage industry during a workshop offered by experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during a workshop Aug. 28 in Jackson.
The event will feature presentations from Ohio State University Extension and OARDC researchers and educators, including Steve Boyles, Jeff Fisher, Mark Loux, Justin Spengler and Jeff Moore.
Topics for the field night include:
• Beef cattle handling and facilities design
• Controlling spiny amaranth
• Building functional long-lasting fence braces
The event, which will include dinner, is $5 per person, with a deadline to register Aug. 25.

Jackson Agricultural Research Station
19 Standpipe Rd., Jackson, OH

Contact:
/ 740-286-3803 /

 

Plant Identification Weed Walk

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 31, 2014
9am-10am

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Instructor: Dawn Combs, Mockingbird Meadows

Bring your guidebooks, binoculars, walking shoes and appropriate clothing.

It is recommended that you pre-register. Cost: Free.

Highbanks Metro Park
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

 

Hands-On Beekeeping Classes

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2pm-4pm

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Join Janine and Tim in a series of classes throughout the season to observe a local hive here in Clintonville. We will observe bee activity, answer questions, and talk about seasonal tasks to support your bees including feeding, using bee tea. Weather permitting, classes will look inside the hive. If you are a new bee keeper or thinking about becoming a bee keeper this is an opportunity to learn more about hive observation and management and natural functions of the hive.

City Folk's Farm Shop
N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar

 

Aquaponics Facility Tour

Richwood, OH 

Saturday, September 6, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.

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Doug and Jeni Blackburn of Fresh Harvest Farm grow chemical-free produce using aquaponics in a commercial-size greenhouse and teaches others how to grow food using this sustainable production system. Aquaponics combines aquaculture, or raising fish in a contained environment, with hydroponics, growing in a soilless, recirculating water system. Using this method, the Blackburns grow specialty salad greens and tomatoes which are sold through a lettuce club and farmers markets.

This event is presented by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Fresh Harvest Farm
33869 Fields Rd., Richwood, OH 43344

Contact:
/ (614) 264-9098 /

http://ww.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

The Farmers' Table

Westerville, OH 

Sunday, September 7, 2014
4:30 p.m.

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Join OEFFA for an elegant evening of local fare crafted by central Ohio's finest chefs.

Surrounded by organic fields, diners will enjoy guided tours of Jorgensen Farms, a cocktail hour featuring local spirits and hors d'oeuvres, and a delicious locally-sourced meal with wine pairings. The menu will feature the bounty of Ohio's sustainable farmers, prepared by Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani, owner of Plate Restaurant and Academic Dean of Hospitality at Hocking College, Chef Tom Smith of The Worthington Inn, Chef David Tetzloff of G. Michael's Bistro and Bar, and Chef Darren Grieves of Third & Hollywood.

Media support and dinner music are being provided by WCBE.

All proceeds will support OEFFA's ongoing work to grow Ohio's sustainable and organic agriculture movement.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, August 31.

Jorgensen Farms
Westerville, OH

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmerstable

 

Cleveland Garlic Festival

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, September 6, 2014 through Sunday, September 7, 2014

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The Cleveland Garlic Festival returns to Shaker Square with "everything garlic" -- from garlic beer, to garlic fries and yes, even garlic ice cream. The event features local bands, kids activities, a chef grill off, a parade, beer and wine tastings, chef cooking demonstrations, and more. This sixth annual Cleveland Garlic Festival is a charitable fundraiser in support of North Union Union Farmers Market.
Tickets: $9 for adults, $5 for seniors and $5 for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Children under four are free.

13111 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH 44120

Contact:


http://www.clevelandgarlicfestival.org

 

Home Canning Live Practice

Columbus, OH 

Monday, September 8, 2014
6pm-8pm

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Join Rachel Tayse Baillieul of Harmonious Homestead in her kitchen for a canning party! We'll put up a seasonal fruit as a sauce or jam (depends on the available harvest) together, gaining valuable hands-on experience in a home kitchen. The class will also cover food safety and the water bath canning process.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Vermicomposting

Cleveland, OH 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6-8pm

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Put your kitchen scraps to good use! Composting with worms is a simple way to reduce your garbage and create a wonderful, nutrient and mineral rich amendment for your plants. We’ll build a bin, learn how many worms we need to start, and the right amount to feed them.

Ka-La Healing Garden Center
2251 E. 73rd St., Cleveland, OH

Contact:
Cuyahoga County OSU Extension

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu/other-links/2014%20UrbanAg%20Workshop%20Schedule.pdf

 

Carriage House Farm Open House

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, September 14, 2014
12-4 p.m.

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Richard Stewart of Carriage House Farm grows specialty grains, fresh produce, herbs, and honey on this 300 acre Ohio Century Farm. Tour the garden and high tunnel, examine machinery used to bale hay, take a wagon ride, and sample farm ingredients prepared by local chefs and artisan producers.

This event is presented by OEFFA and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Carriage House Farm
10251 Miamiview Rd., North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Richard Stewart / (513) 967-110 /

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

High Tunnel and CSA Farm Tour

Gambier, OH 

Sunday, September 14, 2014
1 – 3 p.m.

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The Farm on Kenyon Road is a small-scale sustainable farm working to feed their own family and the community through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Visitors will see two high tunnels in production and learn how the farm produces pasture-raised beef and poultry. Guests will meet Local Food Council members working to promote a community-based local food system and enjoy a chef demonstration using locally produced meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables.

This event is presented by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

The Farm on Kenyon Road
11749 Kenyon Rd., Gambier, OH 43022

Contact:
/ (740) 397-0401 /

http://ww.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

16th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Albany, OH 

Friday, September 12, 2014 through Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Three days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and activities for the kids! Plus, Joel Salatin will be speaking at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 14th at the Ohio Country Fair Tent! $10.00/one-day pass; $20.00 /weekend pass; children 12 & under free.

Lake Snowden
Albany, OH

Contact:


http://www.ohiopawpawfest.com

 

Food Preservation Methods

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Feed your family all winter with your garden’s bounty! Now’s the perfect time of year to store food away for winter. We’ll have an overview of various methods including root cellaring, drying, freezing, and canning, with a special emphasis on lacto-fermentation. This natural way of pickling vegetables makes them even healthier through the use of probiotic bacteria. We’ll make a batch together and you can take home your own jar to try your hand at fermenting.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Farm Science Review

London, OH 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 through Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Save the date! The Farm Science Review is known as the Midwest’s premier agricultural event and draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada annually. Participants are able to peruse 4,000 product lines from more than 600 commercial exhibitors and engage in educational opportunities with Ohio State and Purdue University experts.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center
London, OH

Contact:
Chuck Gamble

http://fsr.osu.edu

 

Soap Making

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Join veteran soap maker Paul Sandstrom of Oh Lather SoapWorks and learn how to make your own natural soaps. This is a hands-on class involving participants in the process of making soap. Each participant should bring a half gallon paper carton to take home their portion of the soap batch.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

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

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