Land & Environmental Section

  • Scientist finds new ash borer host

    Wright State University Biology Professor Dr. Don Cipollini pointed out his groundbreaking discovery that the white fringe tree can be a host for the emerald ash borer. Cipollini was the first to publish research and convince the U.S. EPA to confirm the white fringe tree as the only other known host for the invasive beetle. Trees planted along the bike path and elsewhere in the village were instrumental to his discovery. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A local white fringe tree planted along the bike path is now famous as the second documented host of an invasive beetle that was thought to only prey upon ash trees.

  • Glen Helen welcomes volunteers to Honeysuckle Daze

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

    Among its various efforts to remove invasive species this year, the Glen invites volunteers to join its annual Honeysuckle Daze on Saturday, Nov. 15.

  • Learn seed-saving during a tomato walk at Antioch

    Antioch students tour high-calorie perennial grain crops at the Land Institute in Salina, Ks. (Submitted photo)

    Antioch College students will share seed-saving technique for tomatoes during a Tomato Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the Antioch farm.

  • 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.

  • A plug for pollinators in Yellow Springs

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    Representatives of the Yellow Springs Pollinator Regeneration Project last week gave a very different talk about the birds and the bees than the one we may have heard as children.

  • 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.

  • Flooding follows storm

    Flooding across YS-Fairfield Road on 5/21/14.

    A fierce rainstorm dumped inches of rain on the village Wednesday, causing flooding and road closures.

  • Antioch College to present farm vision

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    Antioch College will lay out its long-term vision for a 36-acre property on the south end of campus known as the “golf course” at a public meeting next week.

  • Native plant propagation workshop

    Bottle Brush Grass, native to the area is shown here propagating as a result of the last plant propagation workshop. (submitted photo by Kelly Quigley)

    Antioch College in collaboration with Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center is hosting two native plant propagation workshops.

  • Glen Helen makes bid for Girl Scout camp

    The 3,200-square-foot lodge and the surrounding Girl Scout’s Camp Greene, located off of Grinnell Road, could soon belong to the Glen. The Glen Helen Association has applied for grant funding with the Clean Ohio Fund to help purchase and permanently protect the 28-acre camp with a conservation easement. (Submitted photo)

    It’s been nearly 50 years since Glen Helen has expanded its borders, but the preserve recently entered into an agreement that its leaders hope will result in the acquisition of 28 acres.