Tickets to CFAES’s 2017 Farm Science Review trade show, Sept. 19-21 in London, Ohio, are available now online. (Photo: Photodisc.)
Ohio State scientist Jiyoung Lee presents a research brief tonight as part of Stone Lab’s weekly summer lecture series.
Lee, who has appointments with CFAES and the university’s College of Public Health, is studying if and how algal bloom toxins affect water, food and people’s health. She’s also testing whether viruses can limit the blooms’ growth.
Headlining tonight’s program, which starts at 7 p.m. at the lab at Put-in-Bay, is Craig Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Admission to the event is free. A paid ferry ride, water taxi ride or both are needed to get there. You also can watch online.
Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) program has won APPA’s 2017 Sustainability Award.
The award honors educational institutions that have implemented “programs and processes that enhance service delivery, lower costs, create a green and/or sustainable environment, or otherwise benefit the educational institution supporting student success and environmental stewardship,” said an Ohio State press release.
APPA’s subtitle is “Leadership in Educational Facilities.”
FOD’s sustainability work includes recycling and zero-waste initiatives, green building guidelines, and energy conservation projects.
What’s bugging your trees? What, if anything, should you do about it? Learn to make the call in CFAES’s Tree Diagnostic Workshop Aug. 4.
Included in the workshop will be details on a new disease hitting American beech trees in northeast Ohio. (Photo: American beech, iStock.)
The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues this evening — Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — with the Retail Meat Sales Farm Tour. It’s at Berry Family Farm in Pleasantville in Fairfield County. The farm sells grass-fed and non-GMO grain-fed beef directly to consumers. It also sells pasture-raised pork, chicken, eggs, seasonal turkeys and a limited supply of lamb. Admission to the event is free, but preregistration is encouraged.
CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series and is the specific presenter of this tour.
The first-ever Energy Impacts Symposium is taking place this Wednesday and Thursday at Ohio State.
The event is an international research conference on the effects of new energy development — including both renewable and fossil fuels — on people, communities and economies.
Organizers are expecting about 140 energy-related social science experts from 25 U.S. states, Canada, five continents and 100 universities.
The experts will represent fields such as public health, public policy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and community development. Continue reading
When it comes to using a chainsaw, there are things you want to cut, like any of Ohio’s millions of still-standing dead ash trees killed by the emerald ash borer pest, and things you don’t want to cut, like … anything not a tree.
A class you can take on Aug. 3 will help you keep them straight. (Photo: iStock.)
The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues on Saturday, July 22, with two events.
- Converting Vacant Land Farm Tour, 2-4 p.m., Wheatland Farm, Columbus. Located on a 1-acre former hospital site, the farm uses a large-scale raised bed system. It sells to restaurants, through a veggie box program and at a pay-what-you-can farm stand for low-income families. Free.
- Farm to Fork Orchard and Farm Tour, 4 p.m., Paige’s Produce Farm, Amanda. The farm, which has grown from 2 acres 20 years ago to 100 acres today, recently added some 1,000 peach and apple trees. $25.
CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.
Dayton’s Urban Renewal Farm, which is turning an abandoned factory into an urban farm, will host a free public tour this Thursday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The farm grows food in raised beds set on the old factory’s parking lot. There are plans, too, to turn the factory itself into a year-round growing facility. Admission to the tour is free. Preregistration is encouraged.
It’s part of the ongoing Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series and is the specific presenter of this tour.
The Growing Right Oral History Project pop-up tour, which will be at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market in Columbus today, also will be at the Keller Market House and Lancaster Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday. Lancaster is about 30 miles southeast of Columbus.