Two special events at Ohio State will look at two big personalities — a famous grizzly bear and media mogul turned environmentalist Ted Turner, who was born in Ohio — and the mark they’re making on the American West. Read More »
“Americans love animals more than they used to — even ‘scary’ ones,” says the headline of a Sept. 20 story in the Washington Post. It’s on a recent study by CFAES scientists called “Changes in attitudes toward animals in the United States from 1978 to 2014,” which the journal Biological Conservation recently published. Americans’ changing attitudes, the scientists wrote, “may be indicative of growing concern for the welfare of animals — both wild and domestic.” The scientists are with the Department of Animal Sciences and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read their study here. (Photo: Great white shark by Ramon Carretero from iStock.)
Up to 95 percent of the garbage tossed, dumped but hopefully not thrown in Ohio Stadium during Ohio State football games is turned into compost or recycled. Which is fantastic. So who does the good, hard, Earth-helping work of all that recycling? WOSU’s Esther Honig says the answer may surprise you. (Also, see who makes the compost in this story.)
School gardens can be magical places for kids. And “peaceful, interesting and exciting,” too. So says CFAES’s Sue Hogan, a 4-H educator who’s coordinating the fourth annual Ohio School Garden Conference on Oct. 7 at Ohio State in Columbus. It’s for teachers, administrators, after-school program staff and interested members of the community. Details.
This workshop’s name says it all: “Season Creation — Pay for Your High Tunnel in Six Months Harvesting Food Through the Winter.” It’s from noon to 4 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Mustard Seed Market at Highland Square in Akron. There’s a fee to register. Space is limited. It’s part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Details …
The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20, with the Grape Production and Winery Tour at Slate Run Vineyard in Canal Winchester near Columbus. The vineyard grows 60 grape varieties on 4 acres. Plus it locally sources apples. Yield? Some 17 unique proprietary wines. Sample the details here on p. 27.
Carriage House Farm in North Bend near Cincinnati holds a free open house this Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. as part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The farm is a diversified Ohio Century Farm that was started in 1855. It produces grains, fresh produce, herbs and honey, which it sells locally through restaurants, retailers, farmers markets and its own on-farm market. Learn more here on p. 16.