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Land & Environmental Section :: Page 11

  • Semler dairy preserved in Jacoby

    Farmers Kingsley, left, and Jim Semler showed off their award-winning holstein, Scarlett. Their farm, which contains the headwaters of the Jacoby creek, was recently preserved from development by the Tecumseh Land Trust. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The 171-acre Semler farm on Snypp Road is the first land in the Jacoby Creek watershed preserved with Village funds and one of four remaining dairies in Greene County.

  • New wells for Vernay clean up

    The two new capture wells that appeared at the Vernay Laboratories site on Dayton Street this summer are adding to the forces aimed at cleaning up the industrial contamination at the site.

  • Exotic plants take root on US 68

    Yellow Springs Botanicals, made up of the plant enthusiasts, from left, Mitch George, Erin Currier and Kyle Lewis, is a new exotic and rare plant business opening on the Village property formerly occupied by Stutzman’s Nursery. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a group of plant enthusiasts took over the Village property on U.S. 68 North that was formerly the home of Stutzman’s Nursery, the weeds were so high that the property’s dozen greenhouses were barely visible above them.

  • DeWine dismisses drilling file

    This month Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the findings of an investigation of a document containing fraudulent land leasing tactics for the purpose of gas drilling in the Yellow Springs area.

  • Glen may become conservancy

    If a new collaboration is successful the Glen Helen Nature Preserve may be permanently protected from development in a few years. At a meeting last week, Gariot Louima of Antioch College, Nick Boutis of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, Krista Magaw of the Tecumseh Land Trust and Bill Carroll of the Trust for Public Land, gathered in the Glen. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Glen Helen Nature Preserve has been saved from development several times in its 82-year history.

  • Cemex seeks new quarry close to Yellow Springs

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    The Fairborn-based Cemex, one of the world’s largest producers of Portland cement, is seeking to rezone a 289-acre plat of land it owns just south and west of Yellow Springs in order to construct a new quarry. The company will make its rezoning request at a meeting of the Xenia Township Trustees today, June 16, at 6 p.m at the trustees office at 8 Brush Row Road in Xenia.

  • Green gardeners learn to grow

    Faith Morgan of Community Solutions started a monthly growers exchange, where expert local farmers will teach novice gardeners in exchange for a little farm labor. Here Morgan weeds her garden plot on East Whiteman Street, once tended by her grandfather, Arthur Morgan. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Faith Morgan of Community Solutions started a monthly growers exchange, where expert local farmers will teach novice gardeners in exchange for a little farm labor. Here Morgan weeds her garden plot on East Whiteman Street, once tended by her grandfather, Arthur Morgan. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Gardening is not just for green thumbs any more. As more and more local neighborhood gardens sprout, the Growers Exchange offers a forum where seasoned local growers share their knowledge with novice gardeners in exchange for labor.

  • Sewer link-up moves ahead

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    A project connecting the Morris Bean & Company foundry to the Village of Yellow Springs sanitary sewer system will likely be completed this year with the recent finding by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that the project will not have a significant negative impact on the environment.

  • Council to vote on natural gas

    The challenge of meeting local energy needs with non-polluting energy sources presented itself in a new form to Village Council on May 16, as Council considered whether to use natural gas as an intermediate energy source.

  • A radical, rooted farm vision

    A layer hen perched on top of a motorcycle was not a strange sight at Amy Batchman’s new Radical Roots Farm on West Jackson Road, where Batchman plans to grow perennials, teach mechanics courses for women and move old barns. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where can you learn how to repair a tractor, help move a barn, have chicks raised for you and eventually pick your own strawberries and buy fresh-pressed apple cider vinegar and hazelnut oil, all from a 29-year-old woman?