It’s Radish Season!

Radishes are a healthy spring favorite vegetable that come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors.  Check out this fun and engaging 2 minute long video showing planting, harvesting, and preparing radishes into a spicy quick fridge pickle that takes advantage of this season’s harvest.

Good Agricultural Practices Workshop on Saturday April 2nd, 2022 @ 2:00pm

There is a Good Agricultural Practices workshop coming up soon,  see details below.

For questions contact Mike Hogan at  hogan.1@osu.edu

Click here to view, print, or download the flyer –> 2022 GAPs Workshop Flyer

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop on Thursday March 24th, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

There will be a fruit tree grafting workshop on Thursday March 24th, 2022 @ 6:30 pm.  See details below.  Cost is $40 and registration is required.

To view, print, or download the flyer click here —-> Fruit Tree Grafting

To register click THIS LINK.

For any questions contact Mike Hogan @ hogan.1@osu.edu

Biosecurity for Backyard Poultry

Biosecurity is one of the most important tools in the toolbox of the poultry producer.  Learn some tips about keeping your flock safe in this short video collaboration with The Ohio Poultry Association.

It is also up on OSU Extension Facebook and Twitter.  Feel free to share with your audiences.

2022 Small Farm Conference and Trade Show on Saturday March 12th in Mansfield, Ohio

Here is the flyer with details on classes, location, and registration information for the upcoming Small Farm Conference and Tradeshow.  This is a great opportunity for the beginner to seasoned farmer to get information on a large number of topics in a one day timeframe.

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer —> Small Farm Conference Brochure 2022 (1)

For more information contact Carri Jagger @ jagger.6@osu.edu or Sabrina Schirtzinger at schirtzinger.55@osu.edu

 

October 2021 FAST Update in the Community Garden

October is a fine time to be in the garden.  Less bugs,  less heat, but still some good sunshine, rain, and decent planting windows.  Make sure to keep your garden planted either in fresh veggies or by starting your over-wintered cover crop.

 

Grow Your Own Fresh Veggies Over Winter

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.

Growing Over Winter Virtual Class on 9/30 in Partnership with Grange Audubon Center

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.
See you then!

2021-2022 Urban Gardening Grant RFP is Open!

The Urban Gardening Grant RFP is open.  This is a chance to get some funding to support your garden.  Make sure to read the application information carefully.

Grant applications are due by Friday October 29th, 2021

 

For more information on the grant check out the Columbus Foundation website.