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Land & Environmental Section :: Page 10

  • New Liberty raises local food IQ

    Area goat farmers, from left, Caroline Mullin, Abby Dant, Jill Dant and Owen Betts, pictured here with the Dant’s goat Sampson, gave a workshop on raising the ruminant last weekend as part of New Liberty Farms winter workshop series. Beth Bridgeman, on right, is organizing the food and farming series from her new post at the farm, located north of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Seven-year-old Sampson is one lucky goat, according to his caretaker, Abby Dant of Xenia. Sampson was the demonstration goat at a workshop last weekend at the United Methodist Church, the first of six winter food and farming events organized by New Liberty Farms.

  • Oil company drilling OK’d

    Oil drilling may soon begin just outside Yellow Springs as a Miami Township couple recently gave an out-of-state oil and gas company permission to drill on their 61-acre property on West Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road.

  • License plate to benefit the Glen

    A new specialty license plate will benefit the Glen.

    Ohio residents can support Glen Helen on their bumper.

  • Birds a little shy of Christmas count

    Birders flocked to Glen Helen Saturday to help count the feathered friends that call the Glen home, at least for the season.

    Glen Helen’s Christmas Bird Count yielded smaller numbers this year than last.

  • The Glen in winter home to many birds — count on it

    The red bellied nuthatch is a hardy bird that winters in Ohio.

    Join the Glen’s efforts next weekend to count the birds of Yellow Springs.

  • He lets the kids play in poison ivy

    Local goatherd Owen Betts tended his flock at Whitehall Farm this month. Antioch College recently hired Betts’ goats to chew through the overgrown weeds at its farm to make way for a food forest. The goat mowing service is available to anyone with a weed problem. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While some kids on the Antioch College campus are digesting new information, others are munching on weeds.

  • Aurora Borealis over Yellow Springs


    Thanks to an especially strong solar wind hitting the earth’s magnetosphere, last week the Northern lights were visible in Yellow Springs.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust presents Food Power

    MacKenzie Bailey of Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will speak at Starflower Natural Foods on Thursday, April 11.

    Food Power, a conference organized by Tecumseh Land Trust, will feature Will Allen, noted urban farmer and Michelle Obama’s White House garden coach.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust to auction coveted surprises


    Use this weekend’s Tecumseh Land Trust auction to learn some Zumba, eat a gourmet meal, or get some weeding done.

  • Ohio farm group to host fracking webinar


    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will host an educational webinar on the controversial subject of high-volume hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. The internet broadcast, entitled “Fracking and Farmland: What Farmers and Landowers Need to Know About the Risks to Air, Water and Land,” will provide […]