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Evergreen Workshop

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, November 29, 2014
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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Presented by Melinda O’Briant, get in the holiday spirit by making your own fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath and/or centerpiece. Use balsam, cedar, and juniper boughs and adornments such as handmade bows and pinecones to make a unique natural wreath. Decorate your home with your one of a kind arrangement or give it to a friend as a fantastic gift. All necessary materials are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own pruners. The class fee is $35. Pre‐pay in order to reserve a spot.

Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Mary Joseph / 513-561‐7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

The Food Safety Modernization Act: What the Proposed Rules Mean for Farmers and Local Food

Free online webinar 

Monday, December 1, 2014
2 p.m.

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Join OEFFA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, and the University of Illinois Extension for a webinar to learn about what the new food safety proposals mean for farmers and local food. Overwhelming public input led to this reproposal of last year's first draft rules; learn on this webinar what the FDA fixed and where there are still problems. Importantly, learn why your input is needed now to make sure the final rules don’t squash local food, undermine sustainability, or put family farms out of business.


Contact:
Amalie Lipstreu / (614) 421-2022 /

http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4144794161457556226

 

Evergreen Workshop

Cincinnati, OH 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Presented by Melinda O’Briant, get in the holiday spirit by making your own fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath and/or centerpiece. Use balsam, cedar, and juniper boughs and adornments such as handmade bows and pinecones to make a unique natural wreath. Decorate your home with your one of a kind arrangement or give it to a friend as a fantastic gift. All necessary materials are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own pruners. The class fee is $35. Pre‐pay in order to reserve a spot.

Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Mary Joseph / 513-561‐7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Can't Beat 'Em? Use and Management of Invasive Plants

Athens, OH 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:30pm-7:00pm

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Rebecca Wood, Hopewood Holistic Health director and Certified Natural Health Professional & Herbalist will demonstrate how to make pesky invasive plants our useful friends. Rebecca has been teaching Natural Resources and Sustainable Design classes for over 22 years.

Free for CFI members and $5 for non-members. Workshops are subject to cancellation due to severe weather.

Central Venue
29 E. Carpenter St. Athens, OH

Contact:
/ 740-593-5971 /

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Ohio No-Till Conference

Plain City, OH 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
9am-3:45pm

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The conference will feature presentations from farmers and crop consultants, along with researchers and educators from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. The day will begin with a welcome from David Brandt, president of the Ohio No-Till Council and operator of a 1,150-acre farm in Carroll, Ohio.

Topics to be discussed include:
• Managing nitrogen and phosphorus application and timing.
• Managing weeds in no-till and cover crops.
• Introduction to “big data” and what it can mean to a farmer.
• Planting into cover crops.

Early registration of $40 for the conference can be paid by Nov. 26. Onsite registration is $50. Registration includes lunch. A registration form with a full agenda for the day is available online.

Der Dutchman Restaurant
445 S. Jefferson, Plain City, OH

Contact:
Ohio No-Till Council

http://fabe.osu.edu/notill

 

Farm to School Workshop

Yellow Springs, OH 

Friday, December 5, 2014
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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As efforts continue to expand the successful Farm to School Program, which works to connect food producers and school districts to provide fresh, local foods to students, this workshop can provide farmers and school districts information on how to get started.

Offered by Ohio State University Extension, the workshop is targeted toward educators, farmers, food producers, businesses, and anyone else interested in beginning or expanding a Farm to School program or other related activities, said Rebecca Supinger, an Ohio State University Extension educator.

Topics to be discussed during the workshop include:
• What’s happening with Farm to School
• Purchasing local foods
• Food safety
• Making connections with local producers
• The education connection

Registration is $30 and includes admission, all materials, and lunch comprised of local foods.

Wellness Center
Antioch College, Corner of E. South College and Livermore St., Yellow Springs

Contact:


http://www.regonline.com/greenefarmtoschool

 

Evergreen Workshop

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, December 6, 2014
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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Presented by Melinda O’Briant, get in the holiday spirit by making your own fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath and/or centerpiece. Use balsam, cedar, and juniper boughs and adornments such as handmade bows and pinecones to make a unique natural wreath. Decorate your home with your one of a kind arrangement or give it to a friend as a fantastic gift. All necessary materials are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own pruners. The class fee is $35. Pre‐pay in order to reserve a spot.

Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Mary Joseph / 513-561‐7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

2014 Acres U.S.A. Conference & Trade Show

Columbus, Ohio 

Thursday, December 4, 2014 through Saturday, December 6, 2014

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The Acres U.S.A. Ecological Farming Conference, held annually for more than 40 years, is coming to Columbus, Ohio. Well over 1,500 farmers, ranchers, market gardeners and consultants will attend. An extensive lineup of speakers present lectures and in-depth workshops on dozens of topics of interest to commercial-scale farmers seeking to avoid the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides and the reliance on genetically modified crops, while improving soil health and farm operating efficiencies, yields and profits. Speakers include: Joel Salatin, Dr. Joseph Mercola, André Leu, Gabe Brown, and dozens more.

Columbus, Ohio

Contact:


http://www.acresusa.com/events

 

Evergreen Workshop

Cincinnati, OH 

Monday, December 8, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Presented by Melinda O’Briant, get in the holiday spirit by making your own fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath and/or centerpiece. Use balsam, cedar, and juniper boughs and adornments such as handmade bows and pinecones to make a unique natural wreath. Decorate your home with your one of a kind arrangement or give it to a friend as a fantastic gift. All necessary materials are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own pruners. The class fee is $35. Pre‐pay in order to reserve a spot.

Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Mary Joseph / 513-561‐7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Evergreen Workshop

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Presented by Melinda O’Briant, get in the holiday spirit by making your own fresh and fragrant evergreen wreath and/or centerpiece. Use balsam, cedar, and juniper boughs and adornments such as handmade bows and pinecones to make a unique natural wreath. Decorate your home with your one of a kind arrangement or give it to a friend as a fantastic gift. All necessary materials are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own pruners. The class fee is $35. Pre‐pay in order to reserve a spot.

Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Mary Joseph / 513-561‐7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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The second annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will focus on how Ohioans can effectively engage and improve their local communities. The forum brings together members of farm and food organizations, civic groups, business, government and other sectors for a day-long event that features four themes: leadership development, community development, technology in agriculture and current issues.

Hyatt Regency, The Greater Columbus Convention Center
350 North High Street, Columbus, OH

Contact:


http://www.farmandfoodforum.com

 

Season Creation Workshop at Green Edge Gardens

Amesville, OH 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Green Edge Organic Gardens and Rural Action are providing growers, agriculture educators, and other professionals with the tools and understanding they need to increase the productive use of high tunnels.

Now is your chance to experience and learn the Green Edge model of year-round growing!

Green Edge Organic Gardens
Amesville, OH

Contact:
Tom Redfern / 740-677-4047 /

 

The Fascinating Life of the Honeybee

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, January 12, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Dr. Joe Latshaw, Latshaw Apiaries, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, January 25, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 

OEFFA's 36th Annual Conference

Granville, OH 

Friday, February 13, 2015 through Sunday, February 15, 2015

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OEFFA invites you to its 36th annual conference, Sustainable Agriculture: Renewing Ohio’s Heart and Soil, for an inspiring weekend acquiring new knowledge and skills and making new friends and business contacts.

Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference in Granville will feature keynote speakers Doug Gurian-Sherman and and Alan Guebert; approximately 100 workshops on sustainable farming, gardening, homesteading, cooking, and livestock; a trade show; local and organic meals, a kids’ conference and childcare, full-day pre-conferences on Friday, February 13, Saturday night entertainment, and more!

Conference registration will open in December.

Granville Middle School
248 New Burg St., Granville, OH

Contact:
OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2015

 

Developing a Planting Schedule, Greenhouse Work, Succession Planting, and Other Related Topics

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, March 9, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Erin Harvey, The Kale Yard, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 
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Columbus OH 43214

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