I like to say that Ohio is a four season growing environment. I grow and harvest every month of the year including January and February. I recently did a class on Growing Over Winter and many asked if I had a recording of that to view. You are in luck. Check out the Growing Over Winter webinar below.
There is still plenty of time to get seeds in the ground so that you can enjoy some fresh veggies all year long.
I will be speaking on Growing Over Winter in partnership with one of my favorite central Ohio places, the Grange Audubon Center. This virtual event takes place at 6:30pm on Thursday September 30th.
Ohio is a four-season growing environment. Did you know with a little planning, wise variety choices, and a little season extension fabric you can harvest your own fresh vegetables from January to March. No outdoor space available? We will also talk about indoor hydroponics and how you can grow indoors in the winter as well.
There is registration required. Register at THIS LINK.
One of my favorite parts of my job is when I get to engage with students. One group that I collaborate with is the students at the Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community. We are actively addressing food insecurity in the University District through education. We livestream classes and events on Instagram where the students deliver peer to peer food production and food preparation content from food grown both outdoors at my building on Waterman Farm or indoors grown in hydroponic units in their dorm. The project is titled Learn. Grow. Eat.
We will be expanding this year after last year’s COVID shortened engagement. Our next livestream on Insta is Tuesday September 14th starting around 4:15.
Here is a time lapse video of the AeroFarm hydroponic unit. You can visit this one at Houston House. We will livestream harvest and food prep of some easy meals you can make in your dorm room.
We had a 2021 Fall Semester kick off event where we hosted Dean Cathann Kress and former Dean Bobby Moser.
Follow them on Instagram! You will be able to view the livestreams of programming. We plan to expand hydroponic production to Nosker House and Thompson Library so look for more engagement with Learn. Grow. Eat. on campus in 2021.
June 21-27 is National Pollinator Week. In honor of pollinators I am sharing this video I made from back in my time in Hocking County. Only three minutes, it contains some of my favorite imagery from my time in Extension.
La espinaca es una verdura que crece bien durante el invierno y la puede cosechar durante los días fríos del año. Aprenda a cultivar, cosechar y preparar ensaladas de espinacas con este video informativo y atractivo creado por OSU Extension Franklin County
¡Con mucho sabor!
Timothy McDermott DVM
Ohio State University Extension Franklin County
530 W. Spring St. Suite 275
Columbus, OH 43215
614-866-6900 Ext 220