Articles About sustainability

  • Tour green homes, businesses in and around Yellow Springs

    Antioch College personnel, solar project finance advisor Doug Hull, Physical Plant Director Reggie Strattion and Andi Adkins, VP of administration and finance, invite the public to tour the new campus solar array.

    Hosts from Yellow Springs and the surrounding area will open their homes and businesses this weekend for the 2014 Green Energy Ohio tour.

  • 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.

  • Join the sustainable food discussion

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    Ellen Dawson-Witt is hosting a discussion course “Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability,” at her tiny house in Yellow Springs on Tuesdays.

  • Goat mowing at Antioch

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    To clear weeds at the Antioch College farm, the college has turned to four-legged help.

  • Tour of a Tiny House

    Ellen Dawson-Witt makes tea in front of her 192-square foot house in the village. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Ellen Dawson-Witt wanted to live a more sustainable life, she didn’t take half-measures — she downsized to a house the size of a shed. Now she’s offering a sustainability course out of her tiny house starting Tuesday, Oct. 1.

  • “Radical” farm takes root

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    Amy Batchman started Radical Roots Farm outside of Yellow Springs with big plans for the seven-acre homestead.

  • Forests for local food

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    Mark Shepard told a crowd of 120 villagers to transform our farm fields into forests for more local food.

  • Forest gardens in your own yard

    Permaculturist Dave Jacke hugged a stinging nettle plant at a farm homestead on Hustead Road, where he will teach a seven-day workshop on creating edible forest gardens next week. Jacke will also give a free public lectures at the Glen Helen building on homescale food production and enhancing soil fertility on Aug. 9 and 11.

    Growing food in a backyard garden can be a lot of work. But by designing a “forest garden” of trees and shrubs, aligned with ecological principles, gardeners can achieve a food yield sustainably, with less maintenance. This is the essence of a seven-day forest gardening workshop from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15 on a farm homestead north of Yellow Springs on Hustead Road…

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