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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

 

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

 

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

 

Garlic Harvest Celebration

Bellefontaine, OH  

Sunday, August 16, 2015
1-5pm

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12 varieties of garlic for sale. Local vendors and music. Book-signing with Gene Logsdon. Bring a chair/blanket, tour the gardens and enjoy the afternoon.

Jandy's Farm
3624 Township Road 136

Contact:
Jandy's Farm / 937-468-2853 /

http://www.localharvest.org/Jandys-M8484

 

Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC) meeting

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
4:30-6:30pm

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Formed in late 2011, the Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC)seeks to expand, strengthen and maintain a resilient and local food system in Franklin County.

The Council meets every other month on Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm at MORPC headquarters (111 Liberty Street, Columbus, 43215) - this meeting is open to the public and all are welcome!

MORPC headquarters
111 Liberty Street, Columbus, 43215

Contact:
Franklin County Local Food Council /

 

Pests and weeds - prevention and treatment with organic methods

McArthur, OH 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
5:30-6:30pm

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Learn about common pest insects and weeds and effective ways to keep them out of your garden without the use of harsh toxic pesticides. Companion planting methods, beneficial predator insect promotion, and basic organic weed/pest management options.

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

 

Beekeeping Webinar: Royal Jelly and Queen Development: A Chemical Perspective

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
9-10 a.m.

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Part of a free, monthly webinar series. Registration is not required. Access the live or recorded session on your computer, smart phone, or iPad. All webinars are recorded and archived at http://u.osu.edu/beelab/.

This session features Thom Janini, The Ohio State University.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/

 

High Tunnel Series: Getting Ready for Fall

Cleveland, OH 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
6-8pm

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A well prepared high tunnel can grow vegetables for harvest until next spring and prepare next spring’s first crops. Now is the time to plan and plant for the fall and following spring! Learn how to best use your high tunnel for winter production. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Kinsman Farm
E. 8 2nd and Higbee, Cleveland, 441 04

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

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Pests and weeds - prevention and treatment with organic methods

Athens, Ohio 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
5:30-6:30pm

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Learn about common pest insects and weeds and effective ways to keep them out of your garden without the use of harsh toxic pesticides. Companion planting methods, beneficial predator insect promotion, and basic organic weed/pest management options.

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

West Side Community Garden
the end of W. State Street

Contact:
Community Food Initiatives / 740-593-5971

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Row by Row

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, August 22, 2015
6pm

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Cocktails start at 6:00 pm and the cash bar continues through the lovely evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared fresh with produce and chicken from the Farm as well as other local organizations, music by Sound Body Jazz, dancing and camaraderie, as well as a fantastic silent auction and raffle prizes Tickets are $35.00 each, with the funds raised used for Gorman Heritage Farm's Educational Programs.

Please join us as we celebrate the beautiful bounty of the Farm!

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Gorman Heritage Farm / (513) 563-6663 /

http://gormanfarm.org

 

Large-Scale Urban Farm Tour

Columbus, OH  

Monday, August 24, 2015
5-7pm

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Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food-insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. One site has been fully transformed, the Clarfield Farm, and a second site will begin in 2015, the Wheatland Farm. Each farm works to sustain itself and raise awareness about hunger by selling a portion of crops directly to local restaurants in addition to feeding the neighborhood around the farm. The Clarfield Farm operates on three acres of vacant elementary school property in the Marion-Franklin neighborhood. Each week, neighbors visit the farm stand to fill up on fresh, wholesome produce. With three high-tunnel structures at the farm, produce and opportunities for engagement are available year-round.

Directions: From I-71, take the Frank Rd./Rte. 104 exit and head east. Exit Frank Rd./Rte. 104 at Groveport Rd. Turn right and drive south. The farm will be about 1.5 miles from the exit and will be on the left, with parking in the rear of the school building.

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.

Clarfield Farm
3220 Groveport Rd., Columbus, OH 43207

Contact:
Dana Hilfinger / (614) 277-3663 /

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

http://www.midohiofoodbank.org/programs-services/our-programs/UFCO

 

Hops Production Workshop

Bowling Green, OH  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
9am-3pm

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Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Specialist with OSU South Centers, will showcase the newly established hops research planting. Learn about new hop cultivars; innovative hop production techniques; insect and disease control methods; and harvesting, processing, and marketing techniques that can be adopted by Ohio farmers wanting to provide hops for Ohio’s breweries.


Cost: $50, includes materials and meal

Registration: Workshop pre-registration is required. To register, email sundermeier.5@osu.edu by August 18.

Directions: The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located 5 miles north of Bowling Green. From I-75, take the exit for Rte. 582 W/ Middleton Pk. Take Rte. 582 W past Rte. 25. The Foundation will be on the south side.

Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pk., Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier, OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team / (419) 354-9050 /

http://www.agincubator.org

 
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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 
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