Posts Tagged ‘food production’

Retail Meat Sales Farm Tour is tonight

The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues this evening — Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — with the Retail Meat Sales Farm Tour. It’s at Berry Family Farm in Pleasantville in Fairfield County. The farm sells grass-fed and non-GMO grain-fed beef directly to consumers. It also sells pasture-raised pork, chicken, eggs, seasonal turkeys and a limited supply of lamb. Admission to the event is free, but preregistration is encouraged.

CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series and is the specific presenter of this tour.

Download the series brochure.

Tours of urban farm, produce farm Saturday

The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues on Saturday, July 22, with two events.

CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.

They took a paved not-so-paradise, and put up an urban farm

Dayton’s Urban Renewal Farm, which is turning an abandoned factory into an urban farm, will host a free public tour this Thursday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The farm grows food in raised beds set on the old factory’s parking lot. There are plans, too, to turn the factory itself into a year-round growing facility. Admission to the tour is free. Preregistration is encouraged.

It’s part of the ongoing Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series and is the specific presenter of this tour.

Download the series brochure.

More’s a-poppin’ Friday

The Growing Right Oral History Project pop-up tour, which will be at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market in Columbus today, also will be at the Keller Market House and Lancaster Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday. Lancaster is about 30 miles southeast of Columbus.

Ecological farming pop-up tour is in Columbus today

The Growing Right Oral History Project pop-up tour, a look at the history of ecological farming in Ohio, appears today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market in Columbus.

It’s part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.

July 16: See ‘innovative approach to land tenure,’ sustainable urban farm

The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues on Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a farm open house at Foraged & Sown in Columbus.

Foraged & Sown, the event description says, “uses an innovative approach to land tenure — building relationships with multiple land owners to farm and forage on diverse sites — to create a low-impact, sustainable urban farm.”

CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.

Copy that; or, learn the craft of graft

There’s a gardening skill called grafting. It’s used a lot on apple trees. And it can help you turn a favorite tree — whether an apple like this one, a pear, a dogwood or another — into more new trees just like it. (Photo: iStock.)

It’s actually pretty refreshing

Discover new and better ways to manage manure — methods that boost soil fertility, crop yields and farm profits while protecting water and the environment — at the annual Manure Science Review on Aug. 2 in western Ohio.

CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is a co-host of the event.

Columbus urban farm tours set

The Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series, which will show methods and benefits of growing food in the city, kicks off July 22.

The series is being sponsored by CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, and the Columbus Urban Farmers Network.

Download the full series schedule.

… and also on Friday

The Growing Right Oral History Pop-Up Tour also pops up this Friday, July 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Franklinton Gardens Produce Stand in Columbus.