Posts Tagged ‘sustainable agriculture’

Sustainable farms, food, communities? Come share your ideas, plan action

It’s about growing green farms. Building sustainable communities. And helping keep more people fed. Ohio’s ninth annual Stinner Summit is Oct. 16 at Malabar Farm State Park near Mansfield, and anyone interested in healthy land and clean water — including such issues as local food, urban farming, food security and sustainable agriculture — is welcome to attend. Read about it …

Cover crops: Guide on how to grow them

Even more about cover crops: CFAES experts helped write the latest Midwest Cover Crops Guide, and you can read about it, including how you can get a copy, here.

Cover crops: Cleaner water, healthier soil

More about cover crops: “Farmers who add cover crops to their fields not only can help improve Ohio’s water quality, they can also cut input costs and improve their soil’s health,” said a 2014 CFAES press release.

Cover crops: Sustainable Farm Tour Series

Discover cover crops (see what we did there?) next in the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The Turnwald Farm in northwest Ohio will host a Cover Crops Farm Tour from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 3. The tour will feature more than 10 different cover crops and cover crop mixtures after wheat that you can broadcast, drill, or apply with or without manure — at least 40 possible combinations in all. Cover crops’ benefits include richer soil and increased yields and income. Learn more here on p. 27. (More on cover crops. And, even more.)

The Farmers’ Table: Sustainable Farm Tour Series

Next in this year’s Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series: Maplestar Farm and its restaurant partner, the Driftwood Group, will host The Farmers’ Table — “a unique farm to table experience that celebrates Ohio farms and flavors” — on Sunday, Aug. 30. The farm is in Chagrin Falls in northeast Ohio. Update: Alas, ticket sales are now closed.

Grants for adding sustainable ag practices

Farmers who want to add sustainable agriculture practices to their farms may be able to use grant funds to do so — if they know where to look and how to write a winning grant proposal, says an educator with CFAES …

See what they’ve paired with red raspberries: Sustainable Farm Tour Series

Red raspberriesAnn’s Raspberry Farm features not one, but two phytonutrient-filled foods: Raspberries, yes, and Brussels sprouts too. See how they do it on the Value-Added Fruits and Vegetables Farm Tour, the next stop in the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, this Sunday. The farm is in Fredericktown in central Ohio. Details here on p. 13. (Photo: Wavebreak Media.)

Good green reasons to go to the Gwynne

Farm Science Review features more than farm science. The Sept. 22-24 event in London, Ohio, also will highlight the conservation of natural resources at a demonstration and education site called the Gwynne Conservation Area. Read More »

Goat to see you: Sustainable Farm Tour Series

Dairy goat tourDairy goats, cheesemaking, composting and backyard urban homesteading take the stage next in this year’s Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The Food, Family and Farming Tour is Saturday at Lucky Penny Farm in Kent in northeast Ohio. Get full details here on p. 35. Check out a WKSU story about the farm here. (Photo: Nubian goat, one of the farm’s breeds; iStock.)

Aquaponic fish production: Sustainable Farm Tour Series

Aquaponics 2The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues Friday at Project AquaStar in Columbus’s Linden neighborhood. The project “is a multifaceted aquaponics, waste reduction and composting business enterprise,” the tour description says. “The site includes an aquaponics system utilizing six 1,200-gallon tanks. … Tilapia fish are produced in the system in an effort to help address food insecurity in the Linden community.” Details (PDF, p. 31). (Photo: Project AquaStar.)