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Land & Environmental Section

  • Plan, curtail for climate goals

    Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy outside their new nonprofit, Plan Curtail, located on East Whiteman Street. Through its website at www.plancurtail.org, the organization provides research, perspectives, metrics and methods to individuals seeking to make meaningful lifestyle changes to lower their carbon dioxide emissions. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Villagers Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy believe planning a personal energy budget and curtailing personal energy use are the essential actions individuals can take to help slow global warming.

  • Bulls on Parade – Cattle behavior on an organic farm

    A cow stares me down during my study of their behavior on an organic farm (all photos by Aaron Zaremsky)

    I studied the behavior of a herd of cows, calves, and bulls on an organic farm and here are the images and results of my studies.

  • Talk local food at potlucks

    Local food potlucks will be held on the last Sundays of June, July, August and September.

    On Sunday, June 26, the YS Local Food Group will hold the first of a series of local food potlucks, beginning at 2 p.m. in the basement of the United Methodist Church.

  • Community Salon happening tonight

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    Community Solutions is hosting a Community Salon tonight, June 9, at 7 p.m., to explore the origins and nature of human cooperation. All villagers are invited to attend to share observations on the topic.

  • 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.

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