JD Malone of the Columbus Dispatch talked to CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron (who’s now interim Ohio State provost) and OSU Extension Educator Mike Hogan for a recent story on Columbus’s growing number of urban farms. A key to that growth, they said, is the farms’ nearness to CFAES and its knowledge. OSU Extension, as the college’s outreach arm, works to spread that knowledge.
Ohio’s Division of Wildlife recently honored Medina County Career Center graduates Dan Phillips and Emma Trapp for their work developing a WILD School-designated wildlife garden at the center. Both are now students at CFAES’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Ann Norman of northeast Ohio’s Sun News has the story.
Past posts have noted the benefits, both agricultural and environmental, of cover crops. Learn how to grow them — and how they can help both with field crops and livestock — in five CFAES workshops for farmers this winter. (Photo: Forage radishes, iStock.)
What is carbon sequestration? And how can it fight climate change and help farmers grow more food? In the video above, shot at May’s Save Our Soils seminar in Sweden and posted by The Organic Stream, CFAES’s Rattan Lal, a world expert on such matters, explains. Why it matters: At this week’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, world leaders for the first time have “made the capture of carbon in soil a formal part of the global response to the climate crisis,” said an NPR blog post. Lal heads CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, which is mentioned in the post.
Tree types grown as Christmas trees can also be grown in the landscape. Check out 18 ways to do it — courtesy of plant expert Paul Snyder and photographer Ken Chamberlain, both of CFAES — in this photo tour published yesterday …