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Articles About Tecumseh Land Trust

  • Whitehall Farm inspires fun, play

    Local kids, from left Rebecca, William and Josie DeWine and Dane Beal hung out with the cows of Whitehall Farm, a 940-acre property just north of the village that was saved from development in 1999. The Tecumseh Land Trust, which played a major role in preserving the land, will host a Family Fun Day at Whitehall on Sunday, May 10, with games, food, historical tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. (Submitted photo by Ara Beal)

    After more than two centuries, the historic Whitehall Farm has many stories to tell. But it’s the story about how a small town raised more than one million dollars in six weeks to purchase and preserve the farm in 1999 that continues to inspire both villagers and a local land trust whose early work was defined by it.

  • Rise against the green Glen invaders

    Glen volunteer Vincent Laino helped to clear invasive honeysuckle from the Glen over the summer.

    If weeding the flower garden out back sounds bad, imagine weeding a forest. Then imagine that forest encircled by an army of invasive species.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust’s language of the land

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    The Tecumseh Land Trust and WYSO–FM essay contest “Home on Earth: Living on the Land” will award winners for personal nonfiction essays on what home and land mean to them.

  • Land trust to host farm succession seminar

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    Over 70% of family farms don’t make it to the next generation. A local seminar on Aug. 27 aimed at area land owners hopes to curtail the trend.

  • Local hen houses focus of TLT benefit

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    Tour de Coops, a bicycyle and walking tour of local backyard poultry efforts, is planned Sunday, June 8, as a benefit for Tecumseh Land Trust.
    A dozen Yellow Springs-area homes and enterprises will open their hen houses to visitors for the afternoon. Site maps and parking will be available at Antioch University Midwest.

  • VIDEO — Local farmer to seed from the sky

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    Local farmer Jim Clem is using aerial crop seeding to plant cover crops this fall. See a video featuring Clem on the new technique for increasing soil fertility.

  • Glen both source, subject for poets

    Glen Helen will be celebrated through poetry this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vernet Ecological Center, formerly the Glen Helen Building. Shown above are organizers Ed Davis, left, and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust, with Jack Whitacre, who will all read poetry, along with other local and regional writers. The event is sponsored by TLT and the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister(

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Yellow Springs community is invited to celebrate the Glen at “In the Spirit of the Glen: A night of nature-inspired poetry.” Eighteen poets will share their original nature-inspired work, and an open mic will also be available.

  • TLT hosts two farm tours

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    The Tecumseh Land Trust will host a tour of two modern farming operations on Sunday.

  • Village Council— TLT seeks preservation funds

    At their June 18 meeting, Village Council members heard an appeal from Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, asking that Village government help preserve Glen Helen.

  • Green space funds waning

    A state program used to preserve area farmland for a decade has been halted, hindering a local land trust’s efforts to protect land from development.

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