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Logan, OH 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30-7:30pm

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The Urban Farm at Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen is Hocking County's only stream of fresh local produce. The farm provides seasonal produce to be exchanged for Senior Farmer's Market Promotion Program coupons through the Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Started in fall 2016, it is a small raised bed herb, fruit, and vegetable garden incorporating biointensive production techniques to maximize space. It is located on unused ground behind the food bank in Logan which serves the Appalachian Ohio region. The Urban Farm also contributes fresh local produce to Meals on Wheels and the USDA Summer Feeding Program.

Directions: From Columbus, take Rte. 33 S to the Rte. 93 exit towards Logan. Turn right on Front St. (first light), and drive approximately 1 mile. The facility is on the right. Park in the visitor lot at the HAPCAP/food bank facility.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
The Urban Farm at Southeast Ohio Regional Kitchen
1005 C.I.C. Dr.
Logan, OH 43138

Contact:
Tim McDermott / 740-385-3222 /

http://u.osu.edu/mcdermott.15/category/the-urban-farm-at-seo-regional-kitchen/

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:00-8:00pm

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Are you a young or beginning farmer with questions about your business? Hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition and OEFFA, this evening networking and question and answer session features local farm lawyers from Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP.

This free 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:
Rambling House Soda
310 E. Hudson St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Contact:
OEFFA / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017

 

Belle Center, OH 

Friday, August 11, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

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Steven and Judith Coblentz are New Order Amish farmers running a diverse operation along with Steven's father, Mahlon, and brothers, Paul and Nelson. Together, the family farms 300 acres of forage, corn, beans, small grains, and cover crops. In addition to farming, Steven is a Byron Seed dealer with extensive test plots, Paul breeds horses, Nelson works with Natural Way Minerals, and Mahlon specializes in concrete stamping. Tour the Coblentz's seed test plots, featuring more than 100 varieties, and their seed breeding operation. There will also be horse-drawn equipment demonstrations of tillage work and harvesting, weather permitting. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be provided from the farm to seed test plots. An OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter meeting will take place before the tour from 10-11:45 a.m. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tours and demonstrations will begin at 1 p.m.

Registration: To register for the potluck, email dshively01@gmail.com.

Directions: From Belle Center, go west on State Rte 273. Turn south on County Rd. 49. The farm is in about 3 miles.

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.

Location:
Valley View Farm
7443 County Rd. 49
Belle Center, OH 43310

Contact:
n/a / 937-464-2160 /

 

Centerburg, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2-4 p.m.

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Granny B Farms is a diversified, certified organic farm growing annual vegetables, asparagus, and perennial small fruits. They also have an orchard, pastured sheep, goats, and bees. Their products are available at the Clintonville Farmers' Market, local restaurants, and the berries and some vegetables are offered for u-pick sales.

This farm tour is geared towards gardeners who may be interested in expanding what they grow and customers who are interested in learning about the methods used to grow their food. They love getting kids involved in the farm, and will offer a separate tour planned for families with young children!

This event is presented by the Clintonville Farmers' Market and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series, offered in partnership with OEFFA and Ohio State University.

Location:
Granny B Farms
7201 Tucker Rd.
Centerburg, OH 43011

Granny B Farms is approximately 1 hour NE of Columbus between Centerburg and Mt. Vernon, just off of Rte. 36/37. Go south on Tucker Rd. Cross the bike path and the creek and proceed up the hill. Just past the red barn, you will see a deer fence and t

Contact:
Marianne Trotter / (614) 668-5251 /

http://www.clintonvillefarmersmarket.org/

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 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

 

Worthington, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 am

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Worthington Farmers' Market
25 E. New England Ave.
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Dayton, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00am

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Join Central State University Cooperative Extension's urban agriculture program, the Foodbank of Dayton, and Edgemont Community Center, as they present a practical, educational workshop on building personal food security and a resilient community food system.

The workshop will feature:
- CSU's Dr. Mary Kershaw will present home-tested strategies for nutritional meal planning, food preservation, and use.
- Edgemont staff Ray Alexander and Robert Harmon will define the term "food desert" and explore viable models for organizing urban communities.
- The Foodbank's garden manager, James Hoffer, will discuss options and support available for urban gardeners.
- Greene/Montgomery County CSU Extension Agent Kevin McGhee will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

As an added bonus, at 11:30 a.m., there will be a free tour of the Foodbank gardens, conveniently located right across the street!

Tour Cost: Free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

Workshop Cost: $15. Price includes light refreshments.

Workshop Registration: Pre-registration is required by August 4 and space is limited to 30 people. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/foodsecurity or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Food Security, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022.

This event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension 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:
CSU Dayton Auditorium
840 Germantown St.
Dayton, OH 45403

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-412-2022 /

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

 

New Lebanon, OH 

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00-6:00pm

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This beginning farmer focused tour will walk you through the process of equipment systems and the role that machinery can play in making established systems on the farm more efficient. Organic farmer Ben Jackle will provide an overview of the process and equipment used in their greenhouse, field (with a focus on seed bed preperation and cultivation), and packing shed. Learn about how equipment can facilitate effective flow on a mixed vegetable operation and how these systems fit together.

Directions: From Dayton, follow Rte. 35 W from downtown Dayton towards Eaton. At W. 3rd St., turn left (west) to stay on Rte. 35 towards Eaton. Turn left on Diamond Mill Rd., and drive south for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Mile Rd. and drive west. Mile Creek Farm is on the left in about 0.75 miles.

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.

Location:
Mile Creek Farm
10786 Mile Rd.
New Lebanon, OH 45345

Contact:
Ben Jackle / 937-687-8762 /

http://www.milecreekfarm.com

 

Zanesville, OH 

Monday, August 14, 2017 through Friday, August 18, 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:
Zanes State College
1555 Newark Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Advanced Science and Tech Cntr, Room 105

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/08/14/371/36%7C35%7C34/MTUxYTcxZmQ0N

 

online 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
9:00am

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Join Reed Johnson, Assistant Professor, OSU Entomology as he presents: Viruses in Honey Bees.

To Join a webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Reminders will be sent out and log-in instructions prior to each session to everyone on our beekeeping e-mail list.

They looking forward to an exciting, educational year!

Location:
online at http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / n/a /

http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

 

Lancaster, OH 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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This program is designed for people who want to learn more about basic home food preservation using dehydration. Participants will learn how drying process preserves foods, how to blanch vegetables before drying and how to safely store dried foods. Hosted by Shannon Carter from the Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County

Location:
Keller Market House
134 S Columbus St
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Contact:
Keller Market House / 740-277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org/events.html

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
3:30-6:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

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The OARDC Mellinger Farm features a three year research project on farm diversification including four replications of seven different agricultural enterprises in rotation. Tour participants will learn about oilseed as an alternative rotation, hulless "naked" oats culture, value-added products, pastured poultry using chicken tractors, diverse vegetable production, scales of farm diversification and more.

Directions: From Wooster, take US 30 W. Approximately 1 mile west of the Rte. 250 interchange, turn right on Jefferson Rd. Travel 800 feet to the stop sign and turn left on W. Old Lincoln Way. Drive 1.8 miles. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Mellinger Farm
6885 W. Old Lincoln Way
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Clifford Ambers / 434-238-4584 /

http://amp.osu.edu

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00am-1:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
North Market Farmers' Market
59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Bellefontaine, OH 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00-5:00 p.m.

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12 Varieties of Garlic For sale
Music
Local Crafts

Location:
Jandy's Farm
3624 Township Road 136
Bellefontaine, OH

Contact:
Jan Dawson & Andy Reinhart / 937-468-2853 /

https://www.facebook.com/Jandys-Farm-177182828973167/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Over the Fence Urban Farm is dedicated to experimenting with, mastering, and sharing techniques for growing food that promote self-reliance and sustainability, and support the consumption of more fresh, locally harvested, delicious food. Toward these ends, the farm serves as a demonstration site for season extension practices, vertical gardening, and permaculture design. The farm is funded through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and family, friends, and neighbors help tend the land.

Directions: From Rte. 315 in Columbus, exit at Henderson Rd., and travel east toward Clintonville. Drive 0.5 miles and turn left on N. High St. Take the second right turn onto E. Dominion Blvd. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Over the Fence Urban Farm
143 E. Dominion Blvd
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Jodi Kushins / 614-499-6176 /

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

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