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Land & Environmental Section

  • Rebirth of a garden center

    Master gardeners Steve and Karen Reed are the owners of Stoney Creek Garden Center, located just north of Yellow Springs on Route 68. Deeply aware of the legacy of Stutzman’s Nursery, which occupied the spot for many years, the Reeds are both bringing the Village-owned property back to life and making it their own. Their greenhouses include these hanging pots of fragrant double cascade petunias. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Gardens are lessons in rebirth, and a local garden center is exemplifying this truth in more than the usual ways.

  • Guerilla Poultry – A study in backyard farming

    Trish Russell poses with one of her "ladies", a hen she has raised for eggs in a backyard coop in Yellow Springs.

    There is a burgeoning flock of backyard farmers in Yellow Springs who have set out to raise chickens for eggs. Obstacles to the project include ravaging predators and a few neighbors who don’t share the enthusiasm. All in all though, the hens are well contained and healthy and the “guerilla” farmers are enthusiastic about their birds.

  • Ohio Drop Off in Enon

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    Saturday, May 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at the Enon Drugmart

  • The Rumpke Landfill and Recycling Center: a YS News pictorial

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    An article published in this week’s paper discusses a recent tour of the Rumpke landfill and recycling center organized by Vickie Hennessy and Zero Waste Yellow Springs. Words cannot do the facilities justice.

  • Urban Foliage – An Earth Essay

    Alban Holyoke and friend enjoy a stroll under nature's shade.

    These images, taken of natural items presented in, growing through, or surrounded by an urban landscape, give a visual, Earthy collage for the viewer.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust hopes to secure 10 farms

    Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw leads a hike on one of the numerous properties for which the trust has helped secure a conservation easement. The trust is working to purchase up to 10 properties this year and is hoping to solicit donations and new members to help with the operating costs associated with the process. (Submitted Photo)

    The Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, is working to secure easements for 10 family farms within the year.

  • Community Solutions and YS Resilience Network Host Renewable Energy Month

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    Community Solutions and the Yellow Springs Resilience Network will continue their monthly series of speakers and events in April with programming exploring the ways in which renewable energy technology can be implemented in the community and the home.

  • TLT to host plant swap

    Dicentra cucullaria, or "Dutchman's Breeches," in bloom. (Photo by Biosthmors (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

    Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, will host a Native Perennial Plant Swap on Saturday, April 23, as part of Green(e) Fest, a weekend-long Earth Day celebration at Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

  • Flying Mouse Farms’ Sweet Serenade

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    John and Michelle of Flying Mouse Farms boil maple sap to make their patented syrup each season. The process is fascinating and the end result delicious. (all photos by Aaron Zaremsky)

  • Land trusts applaud Ohio Congressional vote on tax incentive

    Ohio Congress recently voted in favor of extending tax incentives on conservation easements, and Ohio land trusts, including Tecumseh Land Trust, have rallied in support of this decision. (Photo from www.tecumsehlandtrust.org)

    Ohio’s top land trusts, including Yellow Springs-based Tecumseh Land Trust, are applauding Congress’s vote to make permanent a federal tax incentive for those who preserve land with a conservation easement.