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Yellow Springs, OH 

Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Antioch College
1 Morgan Pl
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/06/26/366/36%7C35%7C34/ZjBjZmQzOGNhM

 

Pickerington, OH 

Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00 pm

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This fascinating look into the life of a honey hive will engage audiences of all ages. View the inner parts of a hive, learn the intricate life cycle and habits of the queen, workers and drones, and prepare to fall in love with the source of all that sweetness, the gentle honey bee.

This 1-hour program includes:
• An engaging and passionate presenter
• Visual aids
• A piece-by-piece look into the interior of a honey hive
• Full descriptions of honey bees and their life cycles
• Familiarity with the tools used by the beekeeper
• An up-close look at preserved specimens of honey bees (no live bees will attend)
• An opportunity to try on a beekeeping outfit (and a great photo op!)
• Time for questions and answers

Location:
Pickerington Library
201 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Delaware, OH 

Thursday, July 13, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Bring your little one out to discover Stratford as they become a farmer for a day. You and your child will interact with the animals as you help with morning chores. For children ages 2-5 and their adult companion.

Also offered October 17

$10 per session for child/adult pair

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/small-farmers-6/

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Sunday, July 16, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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After Chores: How Do I Earn a Living at What I Love to do...The Art of
Frugal Marketing Level I

Join Women Grow Ohio with Carie Starr of Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch and
Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station on July 16th for an afternoon of
learning how to create a successful brand with frugal marketing
strategies. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and starts at
the All Life Center at 123 Hyatts Rd., Delaware, Ohio. The first half of
the workshop will provide concrete ideas and examples of how to grow a
business through simple frugal marketing strategies. The second half of
the event will be held at Sacred Garden Farm with farmsteader Maggie
Hardin leading a tour of her urban gardens at 221 Hyatts Rd. Sacred
Garden Farm will provide the back drop for time to practice the
techniques learned in the first part of the workshop. Refreshments will
be served. The cost is $25 and registration is required. Women Grow
Ohio is a project of Rural Action.

Location:
All Life Center
123 Hyatts Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-252-6295 /

http://www.womengrowohio.com

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Blue Rock Station is a working farm with a real goat herd. Annie Warmke, the goat herder, has been keeping goats and making cheese for over a decade. The time with her will include lively stories of Ohio and foreign lands,plus practical information about no nonsense cheese making. You'll enjoy meeting new people, and especially the high tea Blue Rock Station-style, and cheese sampling.

What you'll learn:

* How to process milk to create a basic curd
* The basics of cheese making for the farmstead
* Recipes for a variety of basic cheeses
* How to make easy cottage cheese and ricotta cheese
* Tools you'll need that can be found around the house
* How to preserve cheeses in a variety of ways

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, Ohio 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/22/372/36%7C35%7C34/MzYzZjg4YTRiN

 

Alliance, OH 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Author and biologist Olivia Carril will travel to Ohio in August to teach daylong native bee workshops. Participants will learn about bee biology, practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and will explore plants and bees in field activities with Olivia and a team of biology experts. The cost is $65 per person, and includes lunch and handouts.

Location:
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave
Alliance, Ohio 44601

Inside the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

Contact:
Denise / (330) 823-7487 /

https://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard/

 

Delaware, OH 

Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Author and biologist Olivia Carril will travel to Ohio in August to teach daylong native bee workshops. Participants will learn about bee biology, practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and will explore plants and bees in field activities with Olivia and a team of biology experts. The cost is $65 per person, and includes lunch and handouts.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Denise / (330) 823-7487 /

https://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard/

 

Newark, OH 

Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Author and biologist Olivia Carril will travel to Ohio in August to teach daylong native bee workshops. Participants will learn about bee biology, practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and will explore plants and bees in field activities with Olivia and a team of biology experts. The cost is $65 per person, and includes lunch and handouts.

Location:
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE
Newark, Ohio 43056

Contact:
Denise / (330) 823-7487 /

https://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard/

 

Canfield, OH 

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Author and biologist Olivia Carril will travel to Ohio to teach a daylong native bee workshop. Participants will learn about bee biology, practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and will explore plants and bees in field activities with Olivia and a team of biology experts. The cost is $65 per person, and includes lunch and handouts.

Location:
MetroParks Farm
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, Ohio 44406

Contact:
Denise / (330) 823-7487 /

https://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard/

 

Zanesville, OH 

Monday, August 14, 2017 through Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Zanes State College
1555 Newark Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Advanced Science and Tech Cntr, Room 105

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/08/14/371/36%7C35%7C34/MTUxYTcxZmQ0N

 

Lancaster, OH 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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This program is designed for people who want to learn more about basic home food preservation using dehydration. Participants will learn how drying process preserves foods, how to blanch vegetables before drying and how to safely store dried foods. Hosted by Shannon Carter from the Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County

Location:
Keller Market House
134 S Columbus St
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Contact:
Keller Market House / 740-277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org/events.html

 

West Lafayette, IN 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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How-to Farmer Training on Organic Vegetable Seed Production

Join nationally renowned experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Organic Seed Alliance, and Purdue University this August for a one-day classroom and field-based workshop on organic seed production and variety development.

Learn the fundamentals needed to grow organic vegetable seed, including seed biology, harvesting, storage, and how to conduct variety trials. In addition to a classroom intensive, participants will tour The Student Farm and taste carrot and tomato varieties from current trials with a local chef.

Location:
Daniel Turf Center
1340 Cherry Ln
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Contact:
Lori Jolly-Brown / 765-494-1296 /

https://edustore.purdue.edu/wk_rules.asp?Item_Number=CW-hort-1

 

Philo, OH 

Sunday, September 10, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What you'll gain from your time at BRS Goat College: You'll work directly with the goat herd. Annie will provide an overview of her philosophy for keeping goats, touching on what to look for when starting your herd, natural goat health, simple remedies for common health challenges, herbal parasite control and the general make-up of a healthy animal. She will demonstrate hoof trimming since it is a major part of goat health. There will be lots of opportunity for asking questions and gaining confidence around goats.

During this session Annie will also discuss how to manage the herd, how to keep the farmyard parasite free, the social dynamics within the herd and the various routines that will keep your herd healthy and happy. She will also make her way to the kitchen and prepare various cheeses from raw goat milk. She will serve all participants lunch in which they will test a number of goat cheeses.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, Ohio 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/04/15/346/36%7C35%7C34/MmI2YzZkMTY4Z

 

Brookeville, PA 

Monday, September 25, 2017 through Friday, September 29, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living
93 Quiet Creek Ln
Brookeville, Pennsylvania 15825

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/09/25/367/36%7C35%7C34/YTU4ODc3MGY2M

 

Dayton, OH 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 through Monday, October 9, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/10/05/361/36%7C35%7C34/ODkyMTNjYmNiY

 

Delaware, OH 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Bring your little one out to discover Stratford as they become a farmer for a day. You and your child will interact with the animals as you help with morning chores. For children ages 2-5 and their adult companion.

Also offered October 17

$10 per session for child/adult pair

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/small-farmers-6/

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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