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Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Session #1: 11am - 1pm Session #2: 1:45 - 3:45pm

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Fruit Tree Workshop for Home and Community Gardeners
Hayfields Orchard will host two workshops on how to successfully grow fruits in our region and grafting fruit trees. With Hayfields Orchard's diverse selection of fruit tree varieties, grown on a variety of rootstocks, it is an ideal location for the workshop.

The workshops are co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Area Organic Fruit Growers and Turner Farm Community Garden Program. The workshops will be taught by David K Koester, UK Extension Boone County Agent and Hayfield orchardist Marsha Lindner, with the assistance of Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program.

Today's workshop:
An onsite demonstration and instruction in pruning fruit trees in the Hayfields Orchard. This workshop will cover the care of and selection of varieties of fruit trees suited for our region. Sustainable organic biological practices, including organic sprays and treatments, will be reviewed as well as conventional approaches to orchard management.
Fee: $20.

How to Register:
Workshop is open to the public, however it is limited to 25 participants so please enroll early. To register please contact:
Marsha Lindner

Proceeds from the workshop will benefit the East Price Hill Community Garden and Refugee Garden Programing.

Location:
Hayfields Orchard
8835 Old Indian Hill Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Marsha Lindner / please email /

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, February 25, 2018
February 25 - February 27

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The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is currently planning our upcoming Annual Meeting, "FROM DUST TO DIAMONDS: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future," which will take place on February 25-27 at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. The excitement stems from the fact that This year's meeting is our 75th Celebration! So this meeting is going to be very special!

Location:
Columbus Renaissance Hotel
50 N 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Mindy Bankey / 614-784-1900 /

http://www.ofswcd.org

 

Greenville, OH 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm

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OSU Extension will be hosting five "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" workshops across Ohio during the winter of 2018. These planning workshops are designed to help farm families develop a succession and estate plan for their farm business. Attend and learn ways to successfully transfer management skills and the farm's business assets from one generation to the next. Learn how to have the crucial conversations about the future of your farm.
This workshop will challenge farm families to actively plan for the future of the farm business. The featured speakers for this event will include: Robert Moore, Attorney at Law, Wright & Moore Law Company, Peggy Hall, Agricultural & Resource Law Field Specialist for OSU Extension, David Marrison, Extension Educator for Ashtabula County, and Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator for Ross County. Farm families are encouraged to bring members from each generation to the workshop. Plan today for the future success of your family business!
Darke County- Join us in western Ohio in Darke County for our final workshop of the winter on February 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This program will be held at Romers located at 118 East Main Street in Greenville, Ohio.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 60 registrants. The cost is $20 per person which includes program materials and lunch. The registration deadline is February 20, 2018. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and return to OSU Extension, Darke County, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio 45331. More information can be obtained by calling the Darke County Extension office at 937-548-5215.

More details:
Each of the program flyers can be obtained at: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/

More information about farm succession can be obtained by contacting David Marrison at the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008 or by email at marrison.2@osu.edu

Location:
Romers
118 East Main Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Darke County Extension office / 937-548-5215 /

http://u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is offering a series of free gardening classes for home and community gardeners, "Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home & Community Gardener."

Learn garden basics in the classroom and get hands-on experience in the Price Hill Community Garden. In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden class, practicum, and volunteer work.

Classes are free with advanced registration.

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

http://turnerfarm.org/

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.

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What herbs should you plant with tomatoes? How can you group vegetable plantings in order to fight pests?

Join them at Turner Farm for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity featuring renowned grower Kate Cook, garden manager at Carriage House Farm. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and growing expertise to help participants better understand practical strategies for grouping plants to maximize beneficial relationships.

Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the best!

$20/participant

Location:
Turner Farm, Inc.
7400 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Contact:
Melinda O'Briant / 513-561-7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, March 1, 2018
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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How can land owners and growers utilize and protect pollinators including honey bees, mason bees, bumble bees and others? This day-long workshop will explore strategies to provide pollination services, protect pollinators from pesticides, and create habitats on farms.


Presenters:

James Hung, The Ohio State University

Reed Johnson, The Ohio State University

Elizabeth Long, The Ohio State University

Ben Phillips, Michigan State University

Amber Barnes, Pollinator Partnership

Charles Walter, Walter's Wholesome Goods

Location: Shisler Conference Center, OARDC/OSU Wooster campus.

Fee to attend: $55, includes handouts, lunch and AM refreshments. Registration deadline: February 22

Visit the Bee Lab website for more details and other workshops coming up this winter.

Location:
Shisler Conference Center, OARDC/OSU Wooster campus.
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / please email /

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

 

Oxford, OH 

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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This year's topic is Low-Tech Farm Hacks and DIY Infrastructure!

Lisa Helm from Dayton, founder of the Garden Station and the Dayton Urban Grown Incubator Farm, will show how to build a hoop house with parts from a big box hardware store for a third of the cost of a kit, a food-safe DIY salad spinner with more capacity than a commercial model at a fraction of the cost, a germination chamber, a wash-pack station, nursery components, and more!

Co-sponsored by OEFFA's MOON chapter and the MOON Co-op Market

Healthy refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Location:
Oxford Lane Library Havighurst Room
441 S. Locust St.
Oxford, OH

Contact:
Nani Ball / 513-478-1761 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

The Plains, Ohio 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 through Sunday, March 4, 2018
9:30 - 4:30 each day, with potluck lunch

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Learn how the right combination of biological and regenerative farming approaches can steadily improve your crop quality. The goal is to build upon your knowledge and experience to find ways to increase the health of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability. Detailed syllabus at website.
This 2-day workshop is $200, with a $25 discount for BFA members.

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

Rural Action, 9030 Hocking Hills Dr, The Plains, Ohio 45780; map at website: https://www.facebook.com/ruralaction/

Contact:
Dan Kittredge, Exec. Dir., BFA / (978) 257-2627 /

http://www.bionurtrient.org/workshops

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is offering a series of free gardening classes for home and community gardeners, "Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home & Community Gardener."

Learn garden basics in the classroom and get hands-on experience in the Price Hill Community Garden. In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden class, practicum, and volunteer work.

Classes are free with advanced registration.

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

http://turnerfarm.org/

 

Lancaster, Ohio 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
3:30 - 5:30 pm

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Learn how to make your own all natural soaps from Jane Hill of Harley's Soaps. You'll get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make cold process castile soaps. You'll take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. The class fee for each class is $40 for Friends of the Market and $45 for the general public. Friends are also invited to bring a guest at the discounted rate!

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

Contact:
Erin Harvey / 740-277-6305 /

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

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.

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Enjoy the satisfaction of starting your own vegetable, herbs, and flowers from seed. Starting from seeds affords growers a better selection of plant varieties at a lower cost. Learn and experience the basics and special techniques of this rewarding hobby. The class will cover which plants should be started from seed, which seeds should be planted directly in the ground and the best timing techniques for both strategies. Class members will plunge hands into the fluffy potting soil, and pot up to six plants to take home and nurture.

$20/participant

Location:
Turner Farm, Inc.
7400 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Turner Farm Studio Barn

Contact:
Melinda O'Briant / 513-561-7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Thinking of breeding goats, or perhaps you want to find out what's involved before you march in to that experience?

Goats have unique needs and challenges in the animal world and this applies to birthing as well as health.

Join goat herder Annie Warmke to learn about the basics of goat birthing, how to deal with newborn kids, and the psychology of the herd after birthing. You'll learn how to deal with emergencies, get the kids on to the bottle (if necessary) and the basics of natural health care.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Rd
Philo, OH 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / (740) 674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructors: Chef Stephanie Michalak, Turner Farm, Chef and Culinary Manager

The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is offering a series of free gardening classes for home and community gardeners, "Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home & Community Gardener."

Learn garden basics in the classroom and get hands-on experience in the Price Hill Community Garden. In addition, through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden class, practicum, and volunteer work.

Classes are free with advanced registration.

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

http://turnerfarm.org/

 

Online 

Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Hello Ohio Food Policy Network members!
We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are welcome to join.

Our first virtual convening will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 12pm-1pm. During this virtual convening, Amalie Lipstreu from The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will be discussing the upcoming farm bill. 2018 will be an important year for anyone interested in food and agriculture. The current farm bill expires in September and unless local food grant and loan programs are renewed they will disappear. If you are interested in learning a little more, please join us for a lunchtime conversation about the farm bill on Thursday, January 18th.

We will most likely be utilizing a convening platform that is used by Ohio State University, known as Zoom. I am working with OSU to finalize some details to ensure Zoom is the best fit for our virtual convenings. I will follow-up soon with some instructions for joining, registering, and participating in the virtual convenings. So stay tuned! in the meantime, please save the dates below on your calendars. This information will also be listed on the OFPN website soon.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 virtual convenings. This schedule is subject to change based on speaker availability. Again, if you have an idea for a virtual convening topic or would like to lead a virtual convening, please let me know! We would love to see the convenings be led by OFPN members. I've also attached a PDF version of the virtual convening schedule in the event that the table below shifts in your email.


Date Speaker Topic
January 18th Amalie Lipstreu (OEFFA) Farm Bill
February 15th Anne Palmer and Karen Bassarab (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future) Process of organizing a food council drawing on examples from food councils

March 15th Leslie Schaller (AceNET) Fundraising and capacity-building for food councils around the country, rural and urban contexts

June 21st Brian Roe & Meredith Kruger (OSU Food Waste Collaborative) Food Waste Policy


July 19th Brian Raison (OSU Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership) Building leadership in Food Policy Councils


Happy New Year!

Location:
Online

Contact:
Amanda / email for info /

http://ohiofpn.org/

 

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 /

 

Bowling Green, OH 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Celebrate National Agriculture Day! As a specialty crop grower and respected agricultural professional in Ohio, CIFT invites you to attend this informative session on expanding your growing techniques and food safety measures. This workshop will include area experts on food safety and trace-ability initiatives, surplus agricultural products, blanching and freezing,
and unique growing systems.

Session Agenda:

Welcome from State Senator Rob McColley, District 1, Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee member

Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program

Food safety for producers, supply traceability and global gap pre-audit

Vertical trellis growing systems for increased crop yield

Blanching and freezing opportunities for product life extension at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK)

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Location:
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pike
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
Jim / 419-535-6000, ext. 1 /

http://ciftinnovation.org

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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