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Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Members of Women Grow Ohio are invited to join together at Bee Good Gardens in Columbus with Amanda Preston as our host. Please bring something to share for the potluck and don't forget your thinking caps for an afternoon of networking, and putting together a plan for 2018. Our ideas include video and audio podcast topics, creating a list of women-owned businesses that provide needed services for our work, potluck locations and speakers for the networking portion of the event, and more. Our goal is to utilize virtual meetings, and potlucks to create networking, and learning for those of us who want and need to have access to business relationships, and increased knowledge of marketing sustainable business practices. We hope you'll make the time to join us as we learn how to make information and networking available to all of us whether it's online or in person.

Please note: this meeting will be helpful when we meet in November with our parent group, Rural Action to establish how they can be supportive of our goals.

Location:
Bee Good Gardens
1260 Home Acre Drive
Columbus, OH 43229

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM

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On October 29th members of Women Grow Ohio are invited to join together at Bee Good Gardens in Columbus with Amanda Preston as the host. Please bring something to share for the potluck and don't forget your thinking caps for an afternoon (1 pm. To 4 pm.) of networking, and putting together a plan for 2018. Ideas include video and audio podcasts topics, creating a list of women-owned businesses that provide needed services for work, potluck locations and speakers for the networking portion of the event, and more. The goal is to utilize virtual meetings, and potlucks to create networking, and learning for those of us who want and need to have access to business relationships, and increased knowledge of marketing and sustainable business practices. We hope you'll make the time to join Women Grow Ohio as we learn how to make information and networking available to all, whether it's online or in person.

Location:
Bee Good Gardens
1360 Home Acre Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Contact:
Annie Warmke / N/a /

http://beegoodgardens.com/about/

 

London, OH 

Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00am Friday - 5:00pm Saturday

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This two-day intensive retreat will help seasoned vegetable farmers advance their earning potential and enhance their management plans to boost soil fertility and yield. Led by long-time organic farming expert Linda Halley, session topics for larger scale sustainable farms will include: growing transplants efficiently; planting from transplants and direct seeding; weed control; meeting demands of distributors, institutions, stores, restaurants, and cooperatives; and picking, washing, packing, cooling, storing, and delivering your products to maximize efficiency and freshness. Participants will also enjoy downtime with informal information sharing and networking on the Procter Center's picturesque grounds.

Cost and Registration: $150 for OEFFA members, $175 for non-members. Price includes Friday night lodging and Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required by October 26 and space is limited to 35 participants. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/scalingup or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Grow More Vegetables, Make More Money, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Kelly Henderson at (614) 421-2022.

Lodging: While we strongly encourage all attendees to spend Friday night at the Procter Center to build professional networks and share farming knowledge, we understand that an overnight stay may not be possible for everyone. If you want to participate, but cannot spend the night, please contact OEFFA about special arrangements. To learn more about the Procter Center, go to www.proctercenter.org.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Procter Center
11235 State Rte. 38
London, OH 43140

Contact:
OEFFA / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/scalingup

 

Parma, OH 

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
Cleveland Metroparks: Watershed Stewardship Center
2277 W Ridgewood Dr
Parma, Ohio 44134

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

The Plains, OH 

Monday, November 6, 2017 through Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Rural Action Headquarters
9030 Hocking Hills Dr
The Plains, Ohio 45780

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/11/06/360/36%7C35%7C34/OTZjYzk2YTk4N

 
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Columbus, OH 

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Fermenting Veggies made easy, Pre- Registration required (No Refunds) Workshop by Andy Reed of Krazy Kraut Fermented Foods. Learn how to put up all those extra veggies from your garden or farm market before the frost or at any time of year in the ancient pre-refrigeration technology of brine lacto-fermentation. We will learn the easy simple basics of making raw fermented 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! And 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 of brine lactofermentation. 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 WIDE MOUTH QUART JAR or there will be jars for purchase if you forget. Also their will be airlock fermentation lids for wide mouth ball jars 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, or 2 for $80 Register at www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

Location:
City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Contact:
Rebecca / (614) 946-5553 /

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, November 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Join Annie and Jay for a guided tour of Blue Rock Station. The Warmkes are happy to periodically open their farm for a glimpse of how their version of sustainable living works.

Visitors will view some of the buildings made with rammed-earth tires, straw bales and earth plaster. There are a total of 18 buildings that can potentially be a part of the tour. After a short walk down the lane visitors will be invited to visit the sun room and living room of the first Earthship east of the Mississippi.

Depending on the weather, time will be given for discussion of ideas and questions. Children are always welcome unless otherwise noted but please keep in mind that this is an adult tour.

Reservations and pre-payment are required. Private tours can be scheduled for visitors with more specific questions about their personal building projects.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, Ohio 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/29/339/36%7C35%7C34/NTI0NThlYTA1O

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Megan Seymour, Wildlife Biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service

Megan will present information about animals that can be found in central Ohio that are on the endangered species list. She will discuss the importance of these animals to our eco-system and how we can help these animals survive. Megan's discussion will also include information about beneficial animals that are common to our gardens/fields.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, January 15, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenters Kelly Henderson, OEFFA Beginning Farmer Coordinator and Amalie Lipstreu, OEFFA Policy Program Coordinator

With 10% of small farmers exiting farming each year, and a current median farming age of 58, OEFFA is dedicated in helping new farmers successfully enter and thrive in their business, by providing aspiring early career farmers the support they need to understand what it takes to get into farming and grow their business. OEFFA's goal is to increase the number of successful sustainable and organic farmers in Ohio. Kelly Henderson will provide the details concerning the various programs that OEFFA is offering new and existing farmers.
Amalie Lipstreu will provide farm policy updates and a look ahead to the new farm bill.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

Athens, OH 

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
Athens Community Center
701 E State St
Athens, Ohio 45701

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

Dayton, OH 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 through Saturday, February 17, 2018
9 a.m. Thursday- 5 p.m. Saturday

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Save the date! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change, will return to Dayton this winter! Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference features:
• Nearly 80 educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business on Friday and Saturday;
• A three day trade show with 90+ businesses, organizations, and government agencies offering food, books, equipment, products, information, and services;
• In-depth, full day Food and Farm School courses on Thursday;
• Engaging nationally-recognized keynote speakers;
• Made-from-scratch, local, organic meals;
• Thursday and Friday evening networking and receptions;
• Kids' conference, child care, and more!

Registration opens this fall. Sign up to receive conference updates at www.oeffa.org/conference2018.

Location:
Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Contact:
OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2018

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Jim Bidigare, Vice Chair of the Licking County Land Trust

A quote from a previous land trust speaker sums up the mission of the Licking County Land Trust – "One of the concepts that we want to emphasize is that we have to look at the soil and land as more than just space to build on." During this meeting, Jim Bidigare will provide information about long-term conservation protection for land, the importance of protecting our land and the processes that landowners can take to protect their land from becoming space to build on.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Joe Koehler, NRCS District Conservationist

Need a hoophouse, irrigation system, cover crop system, a grass waterway, wetland and much more, then this program is for you. Joe Koehler, District Conservationist, will discuss the many grants that a farmer can apply for along with the many other services provided by the NRCS and Licking County Soil and Water.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30 pm

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TBD

Location:
TBD

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

 

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

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