Posts Tagged ‘food security’

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.

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.

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.

June 24: Turning vacant lots into ‘beautiful, bountiful’ urban CSA

Next in the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series is an Urban CSA Farm Tour on June 24 in Cincinnati. It’s at the Urban Greens CSA farm. Urban Greens, the event description says, “turns vacant properties into beautiful and bountiful gardens” and relies on an “extensive network of like-minded farmers, who provide them with the best variety and quality.” The tour is free and open to the public. There’s an optional farm-to-table dinner that’s $20 and requires registering in advance.

Download the series brochure.

Devising climate-smart agricultural practices for the world’s dry areas

My name is Somanagouda B. Patil, and I’m an Indian citizen currently working at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in Rabat, Morocco.

Since April, I’ve been a visiting scholar in CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center through the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.

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Study: ​Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence

While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests the strength of a country’s government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings. “A capable government is even more important to keeping the peace than good weather,” said study co-author Bear Braumoeller, an associate professor of political science at Ohio State. Read the study in the Journal of Peace Research.

Good pickings

Public “fruit parks” are coming to Columbus’s Weinland Park and South Side neighborhoods, and healthy eating and community bonding soon should be growing there, says an April 17 story in the Columbus Dispatch. CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is a partner.

Lal, honored by Elsevier, is a ‘rock star in the science community’

Rattan Lal — director of CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources — was honored with the Elsevier Atlas award on March 31 for his journal article “Food Security in a Changing Climate,” which was published in the journal Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology in April 2013. Read More »

Workshop, and a Tanzanian farmer, make seedling health the foundation of IPM

On a normal day, Joseph Mbuji’s business is managing the production, harvest and delivery components of his diversified vegetable farm in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. But recently, he found himself delivering a lecture about his farm to an international audience at a Seedling Health Workshop at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro in his country.

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