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Cheesemaking the Blue Rock Station Way

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Basic cheesemaking is a simple process that requires milk - amazing but true. And, the basic recipe for simple cheese can be made into dozens of different-tasting cheeses with simple items commonly found in the kitchen. Sweet or savory - it’s all easy once you know the basics. Learn from Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station.

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

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

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.c0m

 

First Annual Licking County Local Food Week

Licking County, OH 

Friday, August 15, 2014 through Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Licking County Local Food Week kicks off on Friday, August 15 highlighting the farms, markets, restaurants and businesses that help to put local food on our plates (and drinks in our glasses!) in Licking County. This event is sponsored by the Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a project of the Licking County Local Food Council and its Licking County 30 Mile Meal branding project. The week includes a full schedule of events including farmers markets, a food truck rodeo, a CycLicking local food ride, a picnic, a food foraging hike, restaurant specials, and more.


Contact:


http://realfoodreallocalinstitute.org/licking-county-oh/

 

Rooftop Gardening Tour and OEFFA Fundraiser

Columbus, OH 

Friday, August 22, 2014
5, 6, and 7 p.m.

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Join The Crest for tours and tastings to learn more about this community-oriented, award-winning restaurant, which sources ingredients from local farms and from their rooftop garden. Tour the renovated restaurant designed by local consultant Opal Stackhouse to see the creative use of reclaimed materials. Then, experience The Crest’s food production gardens. Learn about creating a rooftop garden and about how they coordinate their production to meet the needs of their chef’s seasonal menu. End your visit with a tapas tasting and sampling of local beers! Plus, order anything from The Crest’s menu (excluding alcohol) anytime Friday and they’ll donate 5% of sales to OEFFA!

Cost: The optional beer and tapas pairings costs $25.

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.

The Crest Gastropub
2855 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202

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

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

 

Community Revitalization and Urban Farm Tour

Youngstown, OH 

Friday, August 22, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.

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Since 2010, Sophia Buggs has been working with the Mahoning County Land Bank to restore vacant lots behind her Youngstown home and to revitalize her community. Sophia grows medicinal herbs, specialty crops, cut flowers, micro-greens, and mushrooms on her 1.2 acre urban farm, which she sells through her wellness business, on-farm, community and neighborhood events, by delivery, and at farmers’ markets. She also grows inside a small hoophouse and sells cottage food products. During this tour co-sponsored by Women Farm, see what Sophia grows, why she grows it, and how she manages urban soil. Network with neighbors and enjoy food and drink available for sale.

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.

Lady Buggs Farm
519 Carroll St., Youngstown, OH 44502

Contact:
/ (330) 272-6651 /

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

 

Permaculture Design Course

Fredericktown, OH 

Saturday, August 16, 2014 through Saturday, August 23, 2014

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The Permaculture Design Certificate course is a seventy-two hour (minimum) training experience. Students who complete the full curriculum (including the Foundations of Permaculture webinar series) earn the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design & construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores the social and economic structures that support a culture that cares for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Subjects Covered
• Observations and Patterns
• Principles and Ethics of Permaculture
• Designing for Different Climate Zones
• Soils, Plants, and Trees
• Guilds and Polycultures
• Water and Earthworks
• Utilizing Micro-climates
• Designing with Succession in Mind
• Eco-Building
• Zone and Sector Analysis
• Aquaculture
• Planning the Homestead
• Bio-Fuels
• Economics
• Urban and Suburban Permaculture
• Garden Management
• Small-Farm Strategies
• Large-Farm Possibilities
• International Implications
• Starting your own Permaculture Business

Registration and Cost:
Regular registration is $1,295 for the week and includes the Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series, full on-site 72 hour PDC, all meals, and a beautiful place to camp including a shower and an indoor bathroom. There is a $900 discounted rate for full time students or senior.

About Midwest Permaculture
Bill and Becky Wilson started Midwest Permaculture in January of 2007 on a shoestring. Deeply inspired by the brilliance and relevance of permaculture thinking, they could see how the application of its design principles could solve so many of the challenges in our world today. Since then, Midwest Permaculture has delivered 45 PDC Courses (almost 1,000 graduates) and is doing an increasing amount of design work.

About Fox Hollow Farm
Fox Hollow Farm was founded by Bruce and Lisa Rickard as an escape plan from corporate America. They have since turned the business into a leader within the local food and sustainable agriculture communities. The Rickards raise cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, and vegetables. They sell at local farmers’ markets and food coops when they are not enjoying the beauty of the farm. The Rickards' son Jesse and his fiancé Chelsea Gandy assistant manage the farm.

Fox Hollow Farm
20060 Gilmore Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019

Contact:
Fox Hollow Farm / 740 694-8528

Midwest Permaculture / (815) 256-2215 /

http://www.midwestpermaculture.com/foxhollow- farm-pdc

 

Plant Dyeing Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10am-2pm

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This class will introduce students to the traditional art of dyeing fabric with flowers and leaves with instructor Celia Kahle. Students will learn about indigo, madder and marigold, their growing and harvesting needs, how a dye bath is made, and tips for dyeing. This will be a hands on class where the students will make the dye baths and then dye silk scarves in a variety of colors.


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

 

OEFFA Heart of Ohio Chapter Meeting

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, August 25, 2014
7 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter planning meeting for the 2014-2015 season will be taking place Monday, August 25.

During the meeting, the chapter will select the topics for the 2014-2015 meetings and list individuals who might want to lead the discussions concerning the meeting topics.

If you cannot attend the planning meeting but have a topic that you want considered, please email Chuck Dilbone before the meeting.

Ideas received to date include:
• GMOs – Issues concerning GMO foods
• Honey bees – How to raise honey and the importance of honey bees
• Controlling weeds
• Raising flowers
• Raising berries and other small fruits, including in hoophouses
• Raising fruit trees
• Raising tomatoes

The following are the tentative meeting dates, times, and location for this year’s meetings;
October 13, 7– 9 p.m., Alexandria Library
November 10, 7– 9 p.m., Alexandria Library
January 12, 7– 9 p.m., Alexandria Library
March 9, 7– 9 p.m., Alexandria Library
April 13, 7– 9 p.m., Alexandria Library
May 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Farm Visit

We hope you will join the Heart of Ohio Chapter for their planning meeting! Your input is important to our chapter.

Alexandria Public Library
Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone /

 

Seed Saving

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Seed saving can be a simple, fun way to cheaply regrow your garden from year to year. It's also a way to carry on generations of plant breeding and locally-adapted plants and is a political act in an environment of seed genetic manipulation. Learn how with demonstrations, tips, and tricks from Rachel Tayse Baillieul of Harmonious Homestead. She'll cover seed saving methods, how to store seeds, when and why to swap seeds, and the expected lifespan. Rachel and her family save seeds for thrift, fun, and to maintain rare varieties.

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

 

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

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

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