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Kutztown, PA 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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This workshop is hosted by Pasa and the Rodale Institute, and will provide chemical-free strategies for weed management on organic farms.

Location:
Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530

Contact:
Melissa Cipollone / 08143499856708 /

https://pasafarming.org/event/organic-strategies-for-weed-management-in-vegetable-crops-2/

 

Pittsburgh, PA 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Hosted by Ballfield Farm and Pasa, this workshop will teach chemical-free strategies for controlling weed growth.

Location:
Ballfield Farm
Crispin Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214

Contact:
Melissa Cipollone / 08143499856708 /

https://pasafarming.org/event/organic-strategies-for-weed-management-in-vegetable-crops/

 

Online event 

Friday, June 18, 2021 through Saturday, June 19, 2021
12:00pm (June 18th) - 5:00pm (June 29th)

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The Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice is hosting an online conference, Nourishing Life, June 18-19, 2021 to address the interwoven threads of soil health, nutrition, and community health.

We face climate crises, epidemic chronic disease, a global pandemic and major threats to our food supply. How we nourish ourselves and our soil is intimately related to each of these challenges. Imagine regenerative solutions that tap the wisdom of nature, our ancestors, and our new understanding of the physiology of immunity and chronic disease.

Nourishing Life will inspire and inform healthcare providers, curious farmers, and concerned community members with action steps for their personal and professional lives, their communities, and our world. Be an agent of change in your community. Please join us as we rejoin with nature and our ancestors in the cycle of Nourishing Life.

Confirmed speakers and topics:
- Vandana Shiva, PhD on the broken global food system and the link between soil health and human health
- Drew Ramsey, MD on the link between nutrition and mental wellness
- Chelsea Dorsett RD, LD on the importance of eating real, whole food and how to translate nutrition guidance into practical tips regarding food selection and preparation
- Mark Cucuzzella, MD on transforming health care systems with real, whole food to build immunity, to treat and in some cases, even reverse, metabolic disorders and chronic disease
- Dr. Clark-Ganheart will speak about racial disparities in health and wellness and her approach to addressing metabolic syndrome.
- Christine Jones, PhD on optimizing the liquid carbon pathway and microbial diversity in healthy soil
- and more!

Location:
Online event

Contact:
Rachel Isaacson / 937-767-2161 /

https://nourishing-life.eventbrite.com/

 

Germansville, PA 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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In this Pasa-hosted event, you will see an irrigation system in action while learning about the water needs of different crops, soils, terrains, and scales.

Location:
The Good Farm
8112 Church Road
Germansville, Pennsylvania 18053

Contact:
Melissa Cipollone / 08143499856708 /

https://pasafarming.org/event/vegetable-farming-101-irrigation-2/

 

St. Mary's, OH 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

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Settlage & Settlage is a certified organic dairy milking 120 cows for Organic Valley on more than 300 acres of perennial and annual pasture. Join Jordan Settlage to tour this sixth generation livestock operation to see how he manages pasture, moves and waters cows in a high rotation system, and serves as a master grazier in the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) program. Chelsea Gandy, OEFFA's DGA Education Coordinator, will be on hand to answer questions about the program.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by August 1.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Settlage & Settlage
St. Mary's, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Georgetown, OH 

Saturday, September 11, 2021
10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET

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Creek's Edge Farm is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians in southwest Ohio. The diversified organic homestead includes a 130-year old farmhouse, two barns, a corn crib, original spring house, natural woodlands, and wetlands. Join farmers Denise and Skip to see learning gardens using companion planting with herbs, vegetables, and perennials. Tour blueberry, raspberry, elderberry, and goji berry production, as well as hemp cultivation and production. This scenic farm will also feature a sunflower field in full bloom, rain garden, native plant pollinator habitat, apiary and honeybee observation hive, and wetland milkweed habitat. Denise will share how they raise and release hundreds of Monarch butterflies each year.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by September 9.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Creek's Edge Farm Retreat
Georgetown, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Hudson, OH 

Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:30 a.m. ET

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Sasha Miller applied the permaculture design process to implement regenerative practices on a 12 acre ridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as part of the Countryside Initiative Program. Join this tour and discussion to learn about the permaculture design process, establishing a cider orchard, raising pastured pork, and outdoor shiitake production. The tour will be held from 10:30 until noon. Bring a brown bag lunch if you'd like to stay to eat and have a discussion beginning at 12 p.m.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by September 23.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Purplebrown Farmstead
Hudson, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Online Workshop Series 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 through Thursday, December 2, 2021
Thursdays October 14, November 4, December 2—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

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If you want to transfer your farm land and/or business to a successor but need help navigating the process, this three-part online interactive workshop series will help you assess your situation, consider options, make decisions, and develop a plan.

Registration: Registration is required and will open in August.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Online Workshop Series

Contact:
OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Eaton, OH 

Sunday, October 17, 2021
1-3 p.m. ET

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Eugene Goodman and Lucy Owsley started farming in 1994, and were certified organic by OEFFA from 1996 to 2002. They have owned and operated Boulder Belt Eco-Farm since 2005. They grow a wide selection of produce year round for their 40 community supported agriculture (CSA) families, the Richmond Farmers' Market, and Oxford's MOON Co-op. They have been specializing in season extension since the mid-1990s and run the oldest winter CSA in Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA.

Join them for a walking tour of the 2+ acre market garden that includes two high tunnels, several homemade "scissor" tunnels and portable tunnels, and outdoor crops. They will talk about proper crop selection and timing the plantings for a successful winter season. Eugene and Lucy will also discuss what pest and disease pressures one deals with in winter and how to control them. Finally, they will talk about preparing and harvesting for winter markets, including using summer- and fall-harvested storage crops (such as onions and garlic) for winter sales.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
Eaton, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Online Workshop Series 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tuesdays, October 19-November 16—6:30-8:30 p.m. ET

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Exclusively for farmers and ranchers, this workshop delivers the knowledge and skills you need to resolve key legal vulnerabilities on your farm within a collaborative, interactive community of peers. After a five week series of virtual interactive workshops and self-study, you'll walk away ready to implement your own legal action plan and find legal answers with confidence.

Registration: Registration is required and will open in August. The cost is $49 per farm, and includes a one year farm membership to Farm Commons and a book which will be mailed to you.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Online Workshop Series

Contact:
OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

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