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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 /

 

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/

 

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/

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program

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 28, 2018
3::30 - 5:30 pm

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Learn how to make your own all natural bath truffles from Jane Hill of Harley's Soaps. You'll get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors and take home 8 of your own bath truffles. 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 

Saturday, March 31, 2018
1-3pm

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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:
A hands-on workshop in grafting fruit trees - participants will receive instruction in the different techniques of grafting fruit trees. Rootstock, scionwood as well as tools will be provided for participants to graft their own fruit trees. Participants will leave with several newly grafted fruit trees to plant at home or in community gardens.
Fee: $20.

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 /

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00 AM

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Equipping both new and seasonal farmers for success in pasture-based animal agriculture.

Topics include:
- Rotational, management-intensive grazing
- Business planning and farm finances
- Branding and marketing techniques
- And so much more!!

Early bird prices available, call Pastured Providence Farmstead!

Location:
Pastured Providence Farmstead
3316 Chapel Creek Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / 740-851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com/school/

 

Lancaster, OH 

Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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There are so many gentle and powerful herbs that can bring balance to the nervous system and help calm the mind when we experience anxiety or have trouble falling asleep. In this class, Anika Zala of Wild Origins will discuss and sample herbal remedies that can be used to manage anxiety, stress and insomnia. At the end of the class you can make relaxing herbal tea blends to use at home.

Aniko is an herbalist whose interests lie in the intersection between nature, self-empowerment and self-care. Her workshops help others use herbs to bring bodies and minds into balance and her handmade offerings are alternatives to the chemicals of mainstream products.

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

Contact:
Aniko Zala / (740) 277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org

 

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