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Hosted by Pastured Providence 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Monday, April 29, 2019
Tentative timeline: Friday, April 27th: 12:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, April 28th: 7:00am-7:00pm Sunday, April 29th: 7:30am-3:00pm

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Save the date! Pastured Providence is hosting it's FARM SCHOOL this April 2019. Farm School is designed to equip both new and seasoned farmers for success in pasture-based animal agriculture.

Farm School will cover various topics including:
- Rotational, management-intensive grazing
- Business planning and farm finances
- Branding and marketing techniques
- And so much more!!

Please visit http://www.pasturedprovidence.com/school/ for the full list of scheduled events, guest speakers, meals and lodging recommendations provided by Pastured Providence.

Early bird pricing is available. Please make sure visit the website for pricing and registration.

Location:
Pastured Providence
3316 Chapel Creek Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / 740-851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com/school

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Come ready to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables in a raised wood bed. A wood raised garden bed, filled with a mixture of soil and compost, is a convenient and effective way for home gardeners to grow fresh healthy food. Although there are other techniques and bed designs that are appropriate for the home gardener, these designs borrow from traditional market gardening techniques and Permaculture practices, and will be discussed in the class.

During the class construction of a 4×8 foot cedar bed will be demonstrated. Additional topics will include choosing the right lumber and soil mix for the garden bed as well as building healthy soil using compost and green manure crops. The class is accompanied by an instructional handout.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/225721

 

Dayton, OH 

Sunday, April 28, 2019
3:00 p.m.

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Journey to the American heartland in Bonnie Hawthorne's intimate documentary about a visionary Nebraska farm family who understood that modern agriculture was ailing, and found a cure. From farmer's son to soil scientist to missionary and back to farmer, organic pioneer David Vetter has dedicated his life to a "ministry to the soil." With both historical context and an eye to the future, Dreaming of a Vetter World shows it's possible to jump off conventional agriculture's pesticide treadmill. It's also a story about love, hope and place; an inspiring example of perseverance and doing what you know is right–against all odds. **FREE POPCORN**

Location:
The Neon Theater
130 E. 5th Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

$10 tickets available online or at the door. A Q&A session with David Vetter will take place after the show at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer, located about 5 blocks from the theater at 812 South Patterson St. Space is limited to the first 12 RSVPs

Contact:
Joseph Hadlock / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.neonmovies.com

 

Athens, OH 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:00 p.m.

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Journey to the American heartland in Bonnie Hawthorne's intimate documentary about a visionary Nebraska farm family who understood that modern agriculture was ailing, and found a cure. From farmer's son to soil scientist to missionary and back to farmer, organic pioneer David Vetter has dedicated his life to a "ministry to the soil." With both historical context and an eye to the future, Dreaming of a Vetter World shows it's possible to jump off conventional agriculture's pesticide treadmill. It's also a story about love, hope and place; an inspiring example of perseverance and doing what you know is right–against all odds.

Location:
The Athena Cinema
20 S. Court Street
Athens, Ohio 45701

$5 tickets at the door.

Contact:
Michelle Ajamian / (740) 590-8240 /

http://athenacinema.com/dreamingofavetterworld

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Butterflies need your help! Many butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities, such as home construction, industrial landscaping and conventional farming. Planting a butterfly garden is an easy way to help butterflies and to attract them to your home. This class will cover the selection of nectar plants to attract adult butterflies, selection of host plants for specific native butterflies, other butterfly needs and how to become a certified monarch waystation.

The cost of the class includes a four-pack of Milkweed to get your garden started.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229671

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Access to affordable and productive land is the biggest barrier new farmers face. At the same time, more than 100 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands in the next few years. Without a plan to ensure Ohio's farmland stays in production, it could be lost to development and the beginning farmers who need it.

That's why we need your help! Join OEFFA staff and special guests in talking to the Ohio legislature about the importance of beginning farmers being able to access land.

Creating incentives for landowners to sell or rent to beginning farmers will create more opportunity for the next generation, and reward retiring farmers who keep their land in agricultural production. The Ohio Family Farm ReGeneration Act (FFRGA) establishes a tax credit for owners of agricultural assets; any person who sells or rents agricultural assets to abeginning farmers receives an income and franchise tax credit. To pass the FFRGA, we need you—our members—to help us make the case at the Statehouse.

To make this a positive and empowering experience for all participants, OEFFA will provide the resources, training, and information you need to advocate effectively. As part of the training, Representative David Leland (D-Columbus) will share experience-based strategies for developing productive relationships with representatives, and OEFFA staff will lead role playing excercises.

Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please register early!

Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Amalie Lipstreu / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2019lobbyday

 

Class 6: Garden Practicum: Planting and Cultivation Techniques 

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10am – 1pm

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Garden Practicum: Planting and Cultivation Techniques (Class 6)

Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Community Garden
956 Purcell Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
8:00 am-5:00 pm (More details will be posted as they become available)

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Come join Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative for a full day of:
• Knowledgeable Speakers
• Research Discussions
• Pollinator Happenings
• Vendors
• Plant Sales
• Food, Partner Networking and More!

Registration will open May 1, 2019. More details will be posted as they become available.

Location:
Rhodes Building - Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

Contact:
Michael D Retterer  / (937) 631-1064  /

http://www.ophi.info

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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