CFAES’s Ohio State University South Centers will hold a workshop this Thursday, March 19, on growing “super berries” (such as the goji berries shown here) in Ohio. Details. The centers are in Piketon. (Photo: iStock.)
Meera Nadathur, a student at Cincinnati’s Sycamore High School, wants to work in environmental sciences. She took a step toward that goal through Ohio 4-H, whose 200 projects stress hands-on learning. Nadathur, 15, did the Ways of Knowing Water project, a timely topic given last year’s crisis in Toledo. In all, Ohio 4-H has over 200,000 members statewide, ages 5-19. The program, run by OSU Extension, CFAES’s outreach arm, is celebrating Ohio 4-H Week this week. Read more …
CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program holds its 2015 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop — aimed at knowing, growing and managing the life in a woods (including that with four legs, six legs, wings and leaves) on March 28 in Cincinnati.
There’s “increased recognition that a large percentage of urban residents in predominantly poor neighborhoods lack access to healthy food,” says the flier for today’s seminar by Christopher Peterson of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. He’ll talk about that and more in “Addressing Issues of Food Security Through Integration of Curricula, Outreach and Service” at 4 p.m. Free. CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and Agroecosystems Management Program are the event’s co-sponsors.
A proposal to increase funding for USDA’s Farm to School program, CFAES experts say, would benefit both students and farmers.
Long, cold, snowy winters, like this one, can lead to big fish kills in ponds. But there are steps you can take to help fish survive. Read a CFAES expert’s advice.