Weaver Dairy, an 85-cow, grass-based, certified organic dairy in Hillsboro in southeast Ohio, hosts the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series on Wednesday, Aug. 5 (PDF; scroll to p. 11). (Photo: Purestock.)
Chris Mooney of The Washington Post talked to CFAES scientist Jeff Firkins, among others, for yesterday’s story on how cleaner cow burps could help fight climate change.
Here’s a video related to Joe Gies’s Aug. 11 talk at Ohio State. It’s about Shelby, Ohio, creating a new downtown park — a public commons and green space — as part of its efforts to mitigate future flood damage.
Joe Gies, who turned a 500-year flood into a better future for his hometown in north-central Ohio, speaks Aug. 11 at Ohio State as part of the Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club series. Read More »
CFAES’s Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, also was quoted in the story “Why everyone who is sure about a food philosophy is wrong” in Sunday’s Washington Post.
“If you take away only one thing from this article, I want it to be this quote from esteemed soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal at Ohio State University,” John W. Roulac writes in “The solution under our feet: How regenerative organic agriculture can save the planet,” a Care2 story reposted from Ecowatch.
The quote? “A mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet’s soils,” says CFAES’s Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, “could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere.”
Get tips on managing conflicts with backyard wildlife — from deer to coyotes to woodchucks and more — in an Aug. 7 workshop near Toledo by CFAES experts. Sign-up ends Monday, Aug. 3.
“There’s a weakness in our strategy” to limit phosphorus runoff and improve Lake Erie, Jeff Reutter of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab said in July 13’s Toledo Blade. “And the weakness is climate change. If we continue to have really, really heavy rains like we had this June, we’ll need to adjust our model.” Read Tom Henry’s story, “Climate change muddies algae solutions,” here.
Aug. 9-15 is Ohio’s first-ever Local Foods Week. Whether you grow them, eat them or both, here are ways you can celebrate. (Photo: iStock.)