Want to learn more about pawpaw trees, and about producing and marketing their tropical-tasting fruit? Here’s a chance to get your paws—er, feet—wet.
Chances are you’ve been noticing more Ohio-grown produce at your grocer, and not just in summer but in winter, too.
Turns out there are good reasons for it, including a red-hot industry, support from CFAES, and warm, cozy shelter from the storms.
New on our CFAES Stories site: Details on CFAES efforts to help Ohioans grow more of a little-known native fruit. Fun fact: Ohio brewers are using it lately to good effect in craft beers. Read the story. (Photo: CFAES’ Matt Davies with the fruit tree in question, John Rice, CFAES.)
CFAES is helping Ohio grow more pawpaws. What exactly are pawpaws? They’re a “fruit few have eaten,” but that may be changing, says a story in our latest CFAES Impact.
The 2019 Ohio Maple Days program, presented by CFAES and aimed at helping maple syrup producers get ready for their coming season, is on tap (pun intended) for three days in three locations: Jan. 17 in Fulton, Jan. 18 in Fredericksburg, and Jan. 19 in Middlefield. The program is the same at all three locations. Download the flyer and registration form. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Meet CFAES alumnus Vinny Valentino, who’s pictured below, in a delightful profile by CFAES writer Sherrie Whaley.
Valentino, a 2015 graduate of CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability program, is sustainability manager for Columbus’ Land-Grant Brewing Company, a job the former bartender (and rock-and-roller) created himself.
His story is one of our CFAES Stories. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain.)
CFAES is offering three Hops Field Nights in August. They’re for new and experienced growers; will feature talks and demonstrations on a variety of topics, including drying, fertigation, drip irrigation, mechanical harvesting, a galvanized trellis system, and pest and disease management; will offer tours of the hop fields at each location; and will provide you with helpful handouts, including the Ohio Hop Disease Management Guide.
- Aug. 8, 5:30-9 p.m., in Piketon in southeast Ohio.
- Aug. 15, 5:30-9 p.m. in Bowling Green in northwest Ohio.
- Aug. 23, 5:30-9 p.m. in Wooster in northeast Ohio.
Hops are a new and growing crop in Ohio and a key ingredient in craft beer.
CFAES’s Brad Bergefurd, who studies and shares know-how on growing hops in our state, will serve as the host for all three events.
Registration for each event is $15, includes dinner, and you need to register in advance by contacting Charissa Gardner, email@example.com, or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. (Photo: CFAES.)
On Saturday, July 14, Magic House Farm, which spans a half acre of formerly vacant lots in Columbus’s Franklinton neighborhood, will host the next stop in the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series. You’re invited, the tour flier says, to see “how this urban oasis in a distressed neighborhood has grown from a small one-man operation to a flourishing and necessary neighborhood resource.” Free admission. Read more. See the series schedule.