CFAES’ Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine website recently told the story of a new project on Kelleys Island, which lies in western Lake Erie. Two CFAES educators, Thomas deHaas and Les Ober, were among the project’s collaborators, and in the end the team’s work all boiled down to a first: the first-ever run of Kelleys Island “Glacially Groovy” maple syrup. (Photo: A shoreline scene on Kelleys Island, Getty Images.)
Click the image here to see the full schedule of activities in the Gwynne Conservation Area during Farm Science Review, Sept. 21–23, as well as a map of the grounds.
You can find this, too, in the free program booklet that’s available at the event.
We’re reupping this story from a couple of weeks ago. Farm Science Review, hosted by CFAES, takes place Sept. 21–23, and from water quality to conservation tillage, cover crops to forage production, and especially all the many activities set for the Gwynne Conservation Area, there’s a lot you can learn there in the field of sustainability …
There’s a place you can go to discover such things as:
- How grazing goats can help control invasive plants in your woods.
- How to call turkeys, identify frogs, stock your pond with the best types of fish, and grow your own edible mushrooms in a bucket.
- How and when to harvest timber, and what today’s volatile lumber prices can mean for you and your woods.
- How to identify the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species new to Ohio that can damage your fruit and shade trees and grape vines.
If you want to learn more about woods, water, wildlife, and grazing lands—and walk among them while you do it—check out the Gwynne Conservation Area at this year’s Farm Science Review.
Can the trees in your woods help battle climate change? Find out in a webinar by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, part of OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm. It’s from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 7. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Included in the Q&A discussion, among others, will be CFAES professor Brent Sohngen, whose research on trees as climate solutions was featured in a recent post.
Learn more about the webinar and register.
In America’s fight to reduce carbon emissions, expanding and better managing the nation’s forests would be the cheapest and easiest steps to take.
That’s according to new research by CFAES’ Brent Sohngen, who is slated as one of eight speakers—from academia, government agencies, advocacy groups, and multiple states—in a free public webinar titled “The Economics of U.S. Forests as a Natural Climate Solution.”
Set for April 29, noon to 2 p.m., the webinar is a joint program by CFAES, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations.
Read more about the webinar and Sohngen’s research.
Register for the webinar. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Forests News, Oct. 19; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
Waste 360, Oct. 16; featuring Jill Bartolotta, Ohio Sea Grant
Radio Iowa, Oct. 15; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR
You can now order Ohio State Maple Syrup online and have it delivered to your home. The syrup, while from maples, is totally Buckeye:
- It comes from a sugar bush envisioned, started, and run by students in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources.
- The nearly 20-acre sugar bush is located at the Ohio State Mansfield campus, about 70 miles north of Columbus. It’s part of the campus’s EcoLab.
- The sales help benefit Ohio State students. The proceeds fund scholarships for students at the EcoLab.
Read a previous post and place an order.
CFAES’ Gwynne Conservation Area hosted a robust lineup of talks during this year’s virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24, and if you missed them during their livestreams, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings—on topics covering forages, grazing, aquatics, woodlands, and wildlife—for free at the Review’s website, fsr.osu.edu.
CFAES’ Gwynne Conservation Area is hosting three series of talks during Farm Science Review—Woodlands, Wildlife and Aquatics, and Forages and Grazing—and a highlight of each series will be a live 30-minute session with professionals working in that industry. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and get answers from experts who know what you’re talking about.