Contract
Contract
About OEFFA
Investment Fund
OEFFA Policy
News
Growers Resources
Apprentice Program
OEFFA Store
Event Calendar

Beekeeping Webinars: Honeybee Nutrition

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
9-10 a.m.

Open/Close

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 Kim Flottum, Editor, Bee Culture Magazine.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 

Discovering the Soil Food Web

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Open/Close

This workshop will delve into the fascinating, hidden world of the soil foodweb; discover the ratios, temperature, and color that make a great compost pile; and learn how healthy soil forms the backbone of healthy plants and nutrient-dense food.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

2015 Permaculture Design Certification Course

Cleveland, OH 

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

Open/Close

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/

 

Mushroom Log Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 19, 2015
2-4 p.m.

Open/Close

Cost: $35

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Swainway Urban Farm
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Medicinal Poisons Guest Lecture

Marysville, OH 

Sunday, April 19, 2015
4-5:30 p.m.

Open/Close

"All drugs are poisons the benefit depends on the dosage." Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541)

Mockingbird Meadows invites you to a guest lecture by Erika Galentin, MNIMH.

This lecture will focus on the historical and contemporary use of medicinal plants that are considered poisonous to human beings. Come and explore the literary and folkloric legends of plant species such as Atropa belladonna (Belladonna), Aconitum napallus (Aconite), Hyoscyamus niger (Henbane), and Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock). We’ll explore the rich Eclectic and Physiomedicalist traditions within the history of American Medicine as well as the current use of these plants within the clinical practice of medical herbalism in the United Kingdom. This class is not meant to teach you how to use these poisonous herbs. Rather, this will be a fascinating journey into forgotten histories of several beautiful plants that we no longer discuss in conjunction with herbal medicine in America.

Erika is a medical herbalist and holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA). She is also an ITEC certified aromatherpist and massage therapist. Several years of clinical practice in Glasgow, Scotland provided the platform for a deep and influential understanding of the efficacy of medicinal plants and oils within a clinical environment. Erika is also a dedicated naturalist with a passion for walking through the woods and telling the stories of the plants we find there.

Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Cost: $40.

Mockingbird Meadows Herbal Health Farm
16671 Burns Road, Marysville, Ohio

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com/shop/class-iv-herbs/

 

Youth Poultry Clinic

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 26, 2015
1:30 p.m.

Open/Close

This workshop is an educational overview of poultry care for ages 8 and up. It is designed to help children feel comfortable in caring for their chickens and will help encourage them to take responsibility for the flock. This clinic will also introduce the students to 4H and its chicken keeping curriculum.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Open House at Swainway Urban Farm

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, April 26, 2015
2-4 p.m.

Open/Close

Cost: Free

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Swainway Urban Farm
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Making Garden Beds

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, May 3, 2015
2-3:30 p.m.

Open/Close

Cost: $30

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Harmonious Homestead
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Organic Growing Practices

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:30-8 p.m.

Open/Close

Cost: $30

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Columbus Agrarian Society
4662 Indianola Ave. Columbus OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Urban Permaculture

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Open/Close

Join this exciting, interactive lecture and hands-on demonstration as we learn about creating a sustainable food forest in your own backyard.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Glass Rooster Cannery Spring Open House

Sunbury, OH 

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

Open/Close

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
6:30-8 p.m.

Open/Close

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.

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm is owned and operated by Mark and Karen McVay. They sell flowers to local retail stores and at local farmers’ markets. Mark and Karen have their own greenhouse, hoop house, and raised bed gardens. Besides discussing their extensive flower operation, Mark and Karen will also discuss their solar system and water saving techniques. This tour is for both the serious flower grower and the backyard gardener.

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

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

Botany Made Simple

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Open/Close

This workshop is designed for gardeners with a desire to dip a toe into the science of plants. It will provide an overview of specific topics relevant to practical gardeners with a focus on vegetable, herb, and fruit growing.

City Folks Farm Shop
Columbus, OH

Contact:
City Folks Farm Shop / 614-946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Drip Irrigation

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, May 17, 2015
2-4 p.m.

Open/Close

Cost: $35

The Columbus Agrarian Society is a resource center for and by the gardeners of central Ohio complete with space to gather, network, and share skills. They offer classes and workshops on topics related to intensive growing, services such as consulting and garden tilling, and professional growing supplies and materials to meet the needs of a new breed of growers in central Ohio.

Harmonious Homestead
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society /

http://www.columbusagrariansociety.com

 

Franklin County Local Food Council Meeting

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Open/Close

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 and the surrounding area.The Council meets every other month; meetings are open to the public and all are welcome!

MORPC Headquarters
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Franklin County Local Food Council /

 

Beekeeping Webinar: American Foul Brood

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
9-10 a.m.

Open/Close

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 Jim Tew, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 
< Previous Events Next Events >

 

OEFFA

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

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