Event to look at farming, water quality, Ohio’s efforts for both

Agriculture and water quality flow together. So do Ohio’s efforts to improve them.

The next Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast program will look at those ties and at new progress in serving the state’s farmers, food and water.

The event, which is open to the public, is Sept. 12 at The Ohio State University.

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Last 2 appearances by eco farming pop-up tour

The Growing Right Oral History Project’s Central Ohio Pop-Up Tour makes its last two appearances this week: from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market in Columbus and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at the North Market Farmers’ Market in Columbus.

The tour, which features the history of ecological farming in Ohio, is part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is one of the series’ co-presenters. Download the series brochure.

Vegetable Equipment Systems Tour is Aug. 13

Organic farmer Ben Jackle hosts the Vegetable Equipment Systems Farm Tour from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at his Mile Creek Farm, 10786 Mile Road, in New Lebanon near Dayton. Learn more.

Free. Part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is one of four co-presenters of the series. Download the series brochure.

Diversify your farm, see how your food is grown

The Diversified Organic Farm Tour goes from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Granny B Farms, 7201 Tucker Road, in Centerburg, about 35 miles northeast of Columbus. Learn more.

The certified organic farm grows vegetables, asparagus and small fruit. It raises bees and pastured goats and sheep, too.

The tour is for gardeners interested in expanding what they grow and for customers interested in seeing how their food is grown. The farm sells at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market, among other places.

Free. Part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is one of four co-presenters of the series. Download the series brochure.

Organic Seed Breeding Farm Tour is Aug. 11

New Order Amish farmers Steven and Judith Coblentz host the Organic Grain Seed Breeding Farm Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at their Valley View Farm, 7443 County Road 49, in Belle Center, about 70 miles northwest of Columbus. Learn more.

The tour is part of the ongoing Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is one of four co-presenters of the series.

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Boosting families’ food security: Residential Permaculture Food Garden Tour is Saturday in Columbus

“See how a low-cost, low-input food garden in the backyard of a residence can easily be adapted to provide food for food-insecure families.”

So says the description for this Saturday’s (Aug. 5) Residential Permaculture Food Garden Tour from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sunny Glen Wellness in Columbus. Continue reading

See Ohio’s ecological farming history Friday and Saturday in central Ohio

Appearances by the Growing Right Oral History Project Pop-Up Tour, which shares the history of ecological farming in Ohio, are set for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, at Pearl Market in Columbus, and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Worthington Farmers Market in Worthington.

The tour is part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

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Retail Meat Sales Farm Tour is tonight

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.

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