Got problems with emerald ash borers, gypsy moths or other invaders in your woods? Or just want to be ready in case they arrive? CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is giving a Sept. 9 workshop on spotting and managing non-native invasive tree pests. Get details here and here. Register here.
Interested in plants, high-tech and a job in a green, growing field? CFAES’s Ohio State ATI in Wooster now offers the only two-year degree program for greenhouse engineering technology in the U.S. (Photo: Creatas.)
Lee Beers saw low-impact logging, lots of it, when living in Maine during graduate school. The CFAES educator says it can work — and help — in Ohio, too. He’ll speak at Farm Science Review.
Prince Albert II of Monaco discusses sustainable strategies for the oceans in the video above. It’s from the 2014 World Ocean Summit. He speaks at Ohio State next week.
Prince Albert II of Monaco, a long-time supporter of global environmental and sustainability issues, will visit Ohio State next week. He’ll give a lecture on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street in Columbus. Learn more here. He’s shown in the photo speaking on bolstering ocean resilience at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo by Monika Flueckiger licensed under CCA-SA 2.0 Generic license.)
Farm Science Review’s 67-acre Gwynne Conservation Area offers more than three dozen talks and demonstrations related to a farm’s natural resources — from planting trees to selling timber to stocking a pond to bringing in wildlife. They’re free and included with your admission to the Review, which is set for next month in London, west of Columbus. Find out more.
What will the new U.S. GMO labeling law mean for the nation’s food system? There’s a talk at Farm Science Review about that.
Joseph Swain and Rachel Tayse’s Swainway Urban Farm in Columbus brings in $150,000 on less than a half-acre footprint. How? Find out from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 21, on the Organic Niche Micro-Farm Tour, part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. (Hint: Through microgreens, mushrooms and more.) Get details here on p. 36.
Toledo’s University Church hosts the Community Urban Agriculture Tour this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. You’ll see “an array of agricultural practices in an urban, small-scale setting,” the tour description says. “From bees to chickens, greenhouses to hoop houses, and fish to fruit, University Church’s 8 acres showcase something for everyone.” This tour, too, is in the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES is a co-presenter of the series and is the specific presenter of this tour. Free. Details here on p. 26.