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Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join Agraria on the first Wednesday of each month for a walk on the land where we will learn about spring forage for food, medicine, and craft, and how to sustainably harvest them. Dress for the weather. All ages welcome! $5/person, free for children under 5. Visit the link below to register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/agraria-land-walk/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Saturday, July 9, 2022
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Join Talon Silverhorn in this exciting day of hands of practicing fundamentals techniques in moccasin making!

Learn about the history and use of moccasins, as well as the appropriate use of these culturally significant items. Using a deer hide, participants will cut patterns, awl, and sew a wonderfully soft pair of breathable moccasins. The cost of the 8 hour workshop includes materials as well as a traditional indigenous lunch that will be cooked over a fire.

Talon Silverhorn is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and is actively working towards expanding the public's understanding of Native history and the living cultures many Americans don't realize they have access to. He has spent the last several years traveling to build bridges and educate organizations on these topics.

Price: $200. Visit the link below to register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Kat Christen / (937) 767-2161 /

https://community.agrariacenter.org/e/moccasin-making-workshop/

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Saturday, July 9, 2022
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Stratford Ecological Center is an educational farm and state nature preserve where children and adults explore the relationships between living things and their environment, fostering an appreciation of the land and all life that depends on it.

Walk through Stratford's farm and forest to discover how agroforestry, cover crops, pasture-raised livestock, and soil health practices can all contribute to ending the climate crisis. Then, enjoy a delicious locally-sourced lunch before building a collective understanding of how to make change with specific pieces of legislation.

Cost and Registration: $10. This includes lunch. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015

Contact:
Heather Dean / (614) 725-3165 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
6-8 p.m.

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Join Agraria for a relaxing evening of Natural Crafting with flower grower, Kacey Trueblood of TrueBloom Farm. Kacey will share information about common cultivated and wildflowers and greenery you can use to build beautiful bouquets to enjoy. After her presentation, everyone will forage building materials and build bouquets.

Price: $15 / $5 low-income discount ticket. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/natural-crafting-bouquet-building/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
5:30-7:00 p.m.

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Learn how to create and maintain regenerative, perennial landscapes in your own yard. Macy Reynolds, native plant expert and pollinator friendly gardener, will lead these hands-on sessions. No experience necessary. This series is geared toward adults; 13+ years old welcome. Children (12 and under) free with adult registration.

Participants should plan to meet at the Agraria Barn and bring a water bottle and clothes that can get dirty.

Session II (July 13): Bee-friendly Landscapes
Support native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators throughout the season with a gorgeous, well-planned native garden.

Price: $10/session, $25 for all 3 (use discount code ALLTHREE at checkout). To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/native-plant-landscapes-series/

 

Amesville, Ohio 

Friday, July 15, 2022
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Wanting to start a kid-friendly garden at your school, farm, or community site? Looking for inspiration and new lesson ideas for a current educational garden? Community Food Initiatives (CFI) has over a decade of experience partnering with schools, farmers, and community groups in rural Appalachian Ohio to design engaging garden programs for youth from preschool through middle school.

In this workshop, discussion will include CFI's history of school gardening, lessons learned, and best practices for building fabulous garden education programs in small communities on a shoestring budget. There will be a tour of the rural Amesville Elementary School garden to see an example of a small but effective garden set up, and time to network with others involved in educational garden spaces. Each participant has their choice of a printed or PDF copy of our CFI School Garden Toolkit and will receive materials to complete several hands-on, take home activities that can be easily implemented in your own program or site.

Cost and Registration: $25. Includes your choice of a printed or PDF copy of the CFI School Garden Toolkit and all materials. Address will be provided upon registration. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Amesville Elementary School Garden
23 N. Main St.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Online 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
12 p.m.

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Many farmers are struggling with the issue of whether or not to lease some of their farmland for commercial solar arrays. Doing so offers an additional revenue stream while also removing the land from cropland production for the foreseeable future, in addition to other environmental concerns.

This virtual discussion will consider the positives and negatives of commercial solar arrays, highlight important factors to be aware of when considering a lease opportunity, and draw on the perspectives of an organic farmer considering what a commercial solar lease would mean for his land and state experts on the issue.

Speakers: Peggy Kirk Hall is the Director of Agricultural and Resource Law at the Ohio State University (OSU), and has done considerable work on commercial solar leases. Eric Romich is an OSU Energy Field Specialist who will share insights into the technical side of solar energy production. Dean McIlvaine is the owner of Twin Parks Organic Farm in Wayne County who is currently considering the pros and cons of leasing some of his land for a commercial solar array.

To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join herbalist Amy Chavez during these third Wednesday monthly sessions.

Participants will gather on the land, identify and harvest medicinal plants, and create medicines for specific body system healing. No experience necessary. Adults and 13+ years old. Registration required.

July 20: Preserving Herbal Medicines

Price: $15/session. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/herbalism-skillshares/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Grab your sketchbooks and get creative in nature with Agraria! Join artist Maureen Fellinger as she leads a monthly drawing group on the land at Agraria.

Each month, Maureen will introduce a fun technique to help you explore a different approach in your art making process then participants will be invited to create a land inspired sketch. BYOS (Bring Your Own Sketchbook!) and mark making supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, etc). Be creatively inspired by the natural landscape and all of the life in it! No drawing experience necessary‚Äďall abilities welcome, ages 13+.

Register for one or all three via the link below. $5/session.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/sketch-club

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9a.m.-3 p.m.

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Join Agraria Naturalists and Regional Educators for this immersive 1-day training on the Agraria land! Participants will learn practical tools to engage and inspire students in their schoolyard, backyard, and other outdoor settings. 1/2 CEU available.

Educators will share their knowledge and tricks for success for interdisciplinary nature-based learning outside, including how to prepare their class for the logistics and expectations when outside, modeling and practicing activities and behaviors, and the art of flexibility. In addition, participants will learn about what Agraria has to offer around the Big Map Out! Project- an interdisciplinary, standards-based curriculum for elementary classroom use.

Participants in this program will leave with tools, skills and confidence to successfully take students outside and some key activities from our Map Out curriculum.

This training is geared toward classroom teachers, however is also great for parent, homeschool, after school and childcare educators.

Price: $50 per ticket, lunch included. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/the-big-map-out-an-immersive-schoolyard-nature-exploration-tra

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join Agraria on the first Wednesday of each month for a walk on the land where we will learn about spring forage for food, medicine, and craft, and how to sustainably harvest them. Dress for the weather. All ages welcome! $5/person, free for children under 5. Visit the link below to register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/agraria-land-walk/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Learn how to create and maintain regenerative, perennial landscapes in your own yard. Macy Reynolds, native plant expert and pollinator friendly gardener, will lead these hands-on sessions. No experience necessary. This series is geared toward adults; 13+ years old welcome. Children (12 and under) free with adult registration.

Participants should plan to meet at the Agraria Barn and bring a water bottle and clothes that can get dirty.

Session III (August 10): Habitat-Friendly Fall Care
Learn best practices in landscape care to support thriving habitats in your yard through the fall and winter

Price: $10/session, $25 for all 3 (use discount code ALLTHREE at checkout). To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/native-plant-landscapes-series/

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Friday, August 12, 2022 through Sunday, August 14, 2022
9 a.m.

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Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice has collaborated with Tecumseh Land Trust, Antioch College, Cornville Seed, Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative, and Rural Action to offer a 3-day Grain School.

Over the course of three days, participants will have hands-on experience on the topic of ancient heritage grains. Join for farmers panels, beer tastings, baking demos, and lectures on various grain related topics such as the history of beer and dispelling the myth of backyard grains. Come for one day or all three days.

Visit the link below to view the daily schedule, presenter details, scholarship application, and register.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Beth Bridgeman / (937) 767-2161 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grain-school-tickets-272126456557

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

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Join herbalist Amy Chavez during these third Wednesday monthly sessions.

Participants will gather on the land, identify and harvest medicinal plants, and create medicines for specific body system healing. No experience necessary. Adults and 13+ years old. Registration required.

August 17: Back to School Health

Price: $15/session. To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Maureen Fellinger / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/herbalism-skillshares/

 

Bucyrus, Ohio 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Nathan Brause Farm
4565 Zeigler Rd.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Hamilton, Ohio 

Saturday, August 20, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Butler SWCD Office
1802 Princeton Rd., Suite 300
Hamilton, OH 45011

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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