Sustainability Section

  • Sidewalks packed in tourist town

    Tourists by the Chamber of Commers in Yellow Springs.

    Any local resident downtown on a beautiful spring weekend such as we’ve experienced in recent weeks can attest that the sidewalks, shops and restaurants are filled with people who hail from other zip codes. What their presence means to the life of the village is a topic of ongoing discussions.

  • Last week for winter market

    Flying Mouse Farms sells a mix of winter greens.

    If you get there early you can buy greens and eggs for your ham.

  • Village offers free light bulb grab

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    The Village aims to help reduce energy use by supplying local residents with free energy-efficient light bulbs today and tomorrow.

  • 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.

  • Solar goes dark, for now

    A field of solar panels won’t soon sprout on the Glass Farm as planned, though a local solar farm is still possible.

  • Council eyes economic plan

    Village Council members at their April 2 meeting heard a review of the recent Economic Sustainability Plan by several members of the Village Economic Sustainability Commission.

  • New Liberty Farms to host goat workshop

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    New Liberty Farms, best known locally for their chickens, will host a series of food and farming workshops this winter, beginning with a session on goats this Saturday.

  • Create the power to grow

    Urban farmer Will Allen will speak at next weekend’s Food Power Summit in Fairborn on how to get real food back into communities. (Submitted photo)

    Local food has many meanings, but to Bob Jurick, having access to food locally is a social justice issue. People should be able to walk or drive a couple of blocks and buy fresh, healthy food at a reasonable cost.

  • 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.

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