Resilient communities in a changing climate?

Aaron Wilson, atmospheric scientist with CFAES’s OSU Extension outreach arm and Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and Jiyoung Lee, associate professor with CFAES’s Department of Food Science and Technology and Ohio State’s College of Public Health, will be among the dozen-plus speakers at Building Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate, a daylong educational forum on May 18 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Admission is free and open to the public, includes lunch, but you have to register by May 14.

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Gonna make these gardens grow

CFAES’s two arboretums … arboreta … major plant collections are holding spring plant sales this weekend. Both sales usually draw hundreds of eager gardeners. Proceeds benefit the arboretums’ plantings and programs. Located in Columbus and Wooster, the tree- and flower-filled facilities are open to, are welcoming to and are happily used by the public.

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Soil loss: Tackling the ‘quiet crisis’

At the west end of Ohio State’s Columbus campus, within eyeshot of Ohio Stadium and the Columbus city skyline, passed by thousands of commuters daily, lies a soil study site about the size of a basketball court that could help change the planet, or at least about 4 billion acres of it.

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