Sept. 9 workshop on spotting, managing invasive tree pests

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.

New associate degree is only one like it in U.S.

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.)

Building with mud, grass and sticks; community health through whole foods and herbs

August 27. Vector flat daily calendar icon. Date and timeBLD farm and its Trillium Center host the Experimental Building and Herb Sanctuary Tour from 1 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow — Saturday, Aug. 27 — in Conneaut. It’s another in the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more here on p. 31.

Low-impact logging’s big benefits

Trunk Sections in the WoodsLee 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.

Watch: ‘The three main challenges our oceans face for the future’

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 of Monaco to visit Ohio State

Bolstering Ocean Resilience: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of MonacoPrince 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.)

All about caring for your land

Senior man with spade in gardenFarm 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.

Label the changes

gmo conceptWhat 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.

Earning major revenue on a micro-farm

cube calendar for august on wooden background with copy spaceJoseph 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.

Wholly Toledo: See bees, chickens, fish, more on small-scale farm in the city

Toledo pinned on a map of USAToledo’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.