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New and Small Farm College

Xenia, OH 

Monday, February 2, 2015 through Monday, March 23, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.

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Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If so, this eight-week course from Ohio State University Extension held on Mondays is just for you! Filled with practical knowledge on a variety of topics— you won’t be disappointed! Registration deadline: January 30, 2015. Limited to the first 50 registrants.

OSU Extension Greene County
100 Fairground Rd., Xenia, OH

Contact:


http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/imce/pdfs/events/smallfarmcollege2015brochure.pdf

 

Fermenting Veggies Made Easy

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Learn how to put up all those extra veggies from your garden or farm market before the frost in the ancient pre-refrigeration technology of brine lacto-fermentation. We will learn the easy simple basics of making krauts. We will discuss the values of fermented foods in our diets and learn to make a kraut full of amazing health benefits from cancer fighting anti-oxidants, immunity enhancing probiotic microbes, and intestinal-healing vitamins and minerals.

The Road to Health is Paved with Good Intestines!!!! A most important priority of healthy intestines and digestion is the regular consumption of symbiotic microbial life in food form. Instead of canning which actually reduces nutritional content of most vegetables learn to store veggies in the old barrel brining method, which will be demonstrated.

In this class we will prepare veggies to ferment at home using the jar method. This class will include one quart of kraut ready-to-ferment to take home ($17 value)

PLEASE BRING A QUART JAR although, there will be jars for purchase if you forget. Also their will be airlock fermentation lids for wide mouth ball jars available for purchase.

If you wish to take home more than one full quart that is possible at a price of $12 each quart, however I will need to know in advance, so email, call, or message me with those requests.
(614-601-2439 windriveracupuncture@gmail.com)

Andy Reed is senior owner at Krazy Kraut, a local organic worker-owned fermented foods business. Andy is also a folk healer and acupuncturist specializing in oncology and healing with the art of Asian food energetics.

Class fee: $47.50

Register in person at Local Roots Market and Cafe, or by calling the number listed.

Local Root Market and Cafe
140 S. Walnut Street, Wooster, OH

Contact:
Andy Reed / 330-263-5336 /

http://www.localrootswooster.com/

 

Fermenting Veggies Made Easy

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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People in northern climates have been making dishes like sauerkraut for ages as a way to preserve foods for winter. Little did they know that the process they used also increased the vitamin content of the food and provided a source of the beneficial bacteria we now call probiotics. However, in our 21st century mindset, the notion of leaving food sit at room temperature for weeks may seem too foreign (or dangerous) to try!

Local Roots Market and Café hopes to change this with a workshop called “Fermenting Veggies Made Easy.” This hands-on class will be taught by Andy Reed, owner of Columbus based Krazy Kraut. Andy will teach the basics of making krauts with the traditional brine lacto-fermentation process and discuss the benefits of adding fermented foods to our diets.

The cost for this class is $47.50. Please preregister with Local Roots by 3/21 and bring a one quart jar to the class. Participants will leave with one quart of ready-to-ferment sauerkraut, instructions, and a head full of knowledge on the health benefits and history of fermented foods!

Local Roots Market and Café
Wooster, OH

Contact:
Jessica Eikleberry / 330-347-7183 /

http://www.localrootswooster.com

 

2015 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

New Philadelphia, OH 

Friday, March 27, 2015

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The second annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will feature 12 break-out sessions related to: Business and Finance, Production- Made/Grown, Entrepreneurial, and Family and Community. The keynote speaker will be agricultural attorney, Kristi Wilhemy. There is also a youth track with sessions presented by Ohio FFA Association state officers.

Kent State University Tuscarawas Branch
New Philadelphia, OH

Contact:
Ohio State University

http://u.osu.edu/eastohiowomeninag/2015/01/20/registration/

 

Seed Exchange-Round Two

Athens, OH 

Saturday, March 28, 2015
1-3 pm

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Community Food Initiatives, www.communityfoodinitiatives.org, 740-593-5971, cfi@communityfoodinitiatives.org
Join 30+ other seed savers to swap or buy and sell seed varieties grown in the area. Meet an infectiously enthusiastic group of growers who will inspire you to try new things this season! This event is hosted by the Southeast Ohio Seed Savers. Free for CFI members; $5 for non-members.

ACEnet, 94 Columbus Rd.
Athens, OH

Contact:
/ 740-593-5971 /

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Spring Seed Swap

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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Dig into gardening! All skill levels are welcome for these fun, hands-on garden programs. Bring your seeds, plants, catalogs, and skills to share! Free. Walk-ins welcome.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

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

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show

Wooster, OH 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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This intensive conference, presented by OSU, provides the opportunity to choose from different seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural topics. A trade show representing the many industries servicing small farms will be present as well.

OARDC Campus
Wooster, OH

Contact:


http://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/small-farm-conferences-and-trade-shows

 

Roots of Health Dinner Series

Wooster, Oh 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 through Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6 pm

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LOCAL ROOTS ANNOUNCES LINE UP FOR
“ROOTS OF HEALTH” DINNER SERIES

Wooster, OH – Local Roots Market and Café is pleased to announce the “Roots of Health” dinner series line up for 2014. This is the third year of this successful program.

The Roots of Health dinners will run for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings starting at 6 PM, from February 10th through March 31st.

Each evening will consist of a presentation on a topic concerning health, food, or wellness followed by dinner and discussion. Topics for this year include:

2/10 - Eating fresh and local during (an Ohio) winter
2/17 - Why everyone is so excited about BONE BROTH!
2/24 - What is Reiki and how can it help me?
3/3 - Lifestyle practices for improving and maintaining health
3/10 - "Food for the Heart"
3/17 - RELAX!
3/24 - How what you eat affects the farming landscape and your community
3/31 - Cooking with friends!

Dinners will be made at Local Roots and will feature local, seasonal ingredients prepared to compliment the topic of that night’s discussion.

Vegan or gluten-free options will be available upon request.

The cost is $15 per dinner. Anyone who attends the entire eight-week series will receive voucher for a complimentary lunch from the Local Roots Café.

Please preregister by the Friday before each dinner at the market. To learn more, or register, please visit the Local Roots website listed below

Local Roots Market & Café specializes in local, sustainably grown foods from small Ohio farms. Shoppers can find farmers’ market quality produce, pastured meats, eggs, and cheeses, baked goods, and unique gifts from over one hundred Ohio farmers and artists at our markets in Wooster and Ashland. The Wooster Café offers fresh made lunches served daily with vegan and gluten-free options.

Local Roots Market and Café’s Community Room
140 S. Walnut Street, Wooster, Oh

Contact:
Jessica Eikleberry / 330-347-7183 /

http://www.LocalRootsWooster.com

 

New and Small Farm College

Ostrander, OH 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 through Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.

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Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If so, this eight-week course from Ohio State University Extension held on Thursdays is just for you! Filled with practical knowledge on a variety of topics— you won’t be disappointed! Registration deadline: January 30, 2015. Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Scioto Township Hall in Delaware County
3737 Ostrander Rd., Ostrander, OH

Contact:


http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/imce/pdfs/events/smallfarmcollege2015brochure.pdf

 

Fermenting Veggies Made Easy

Columbus, Ohio 

Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Learn how to put up all those extra veggies from your garden or farm market before the frost in the ancient pre-refrigeration technology of brine lacto-fermentation. We will learn the easy simple basics of making krauts. We will discuss the values of fermented foods in our diets and learn to make a kraut full of amazing health benefits from cancer fighting anti-oxidants, immunity enhancing probiotic microbes, and intestinal-healing vitamins and minerals.

The road to health is paved with good intestines!!!! A most important priority of healthy intestines and digestion is the regular consumption of symbiotic microbial life in food form. Instead of canning which actually reduces nutritional content of most vegetables learn to store veggies in the old barrel brining method, which will be demonstrated.

In this class we will prepare veggies to ferment at home using the jar method. This class will include one quart of kraut ready-to-ferment to take home ($17 value)

PLEASE BRING A QUART JAR, although there will be jars for purchase if you forget. Also, there will be airlock fermentation lids for wide mouth ball jars available for purchase.

If you wish to take home more than one full quart that is possible at a price of $12 each quart, however I will need to know in advance, so email, call, or message me with those requests. (614-601-2439 windriveracupuncture@gmail.com)

Andy Reed is senior owner at Krazy Kraut, a local organic worker-owned fermented foods business. Andy is also a folk healer and acupuncturist specializing in oncology and healing with the art of Asian food energetics.

Class fee: $45

Register at City Folk’s Farm Shop by calling or e-mailing.

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

Contact:
Andy Reed / (614) 946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/events/fermented-veggies/

 

Grow Native: Propagation and Cultivation of Native Plants

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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Dig into gardening! All skill levels are welcome for these fun, hands-on garden programs. Cost: $20/person. Reservations required.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

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

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic

Canfield, OH 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Join Mahoning County OSU Extension for this clinic on pruning fruit trees. The cost is $20 and includes either a folding saw or set of pruners (choice based on first come, first serve). Come learn to prune fruit trees, brambles, and blueberries.

White House Fruit Farm
Canfield, OH

Contact:
Eric Barrett / 330-533-5538

http://go.osu.edu/2015prune

 

Pruning Fruit Trees

Alexandria, OH 

Wednesday, April 15, 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.

Andy Lynd, Lynd Fruit Farm, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

2015 Permaculture Design Certification Course

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 through Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

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This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course delivers an intensive, introductory curriculum that certifies students in core permaculture principles and practical techniques for restoring damaged ecosystems and building social and economic stability within our communities. PDC’s are a unique opportunity for anyone working in sustainable agriculture, community-building, design and architecture to further build their design skills.
PDC students complete and present a full permaculture site design as part of their certification. They get first-hand experience in site evaluation and mapping, client interviews, design approaches and presentation formats. Students who complete all course hours and successfully complete their design project receive a Permaculture Design Consultant’s Certificate. The certificate is a pre-requisite for further advanced training in permaculture design and teacher training courses.

Taught by instructors Peter Bane, Mark Cohen, Jonathan Hull, Marilyn McHugh, Chris Kennedy, Allison Hurley and local guests.

The course runs Saturdays and Sundays on the following weekends: February 14 – 15, February 28 – March 1, March 14 – 15, March 21 – 22, March 28 – 29, April 11 – 12, and April 18 – 19.

Overnight lodging is available on-site for a limited number of out-of-town students.

The course will also include one weekend trip to Athens, Ohio (April 11 – 12, 2015) to explore its well-developed local food system and visit the farmsite and intentional community of instructor Mark Cohen. Carpooling will be arranged.

Additional supplemental events and learning opportunities will be available on off weekends and evenings.
Register by December 15: $950. After December 15: $1,050. Financial aid available.


Contact:
/ (267) 423-0340 /

http://greentriangle.org/permaculture-design-certification/

 

Glass Rooster Cannery Spring Open House

Sunbury, OH 

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a Spring Open House, featuring dozens of other Ohio crafters with beautiful art, antiques, and food. Tour the farm, shop and eat lunch. Grandma’s famous cinnamon rolls and a full lunch and snack menu will be offered.

Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 S. State Route 605, Sunbury, OH

Contact:
Susie / 740-815-4324

 

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm Tour

Newark, OH 

Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30 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.

Mark and Karen McVay will take chapter members on a tour of their flower farm and also discuss the many topics related to backyard/commercial flower growing. This tour is for both the serious flower grower and the backyard grower.

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm
1485 Sportsman Club Rd., Newark, OH

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 
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