Land & Environmental Section :: Page 13

  • The ice storm cometh, leaving destructive path

    A fruit tree encased in ice bowered over Elm Street Wednesday morning. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The ice storm and winds that walloped Yellow Springs Tuesday night left about 75 percent of village residences without power overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, according to Police Chief John Grote.

  • Glen Helen’s geothermal plan

    Construction is underway on the new geothermal heating project in the Glen Helen Building and the Trailside Museum.

  • Year-round harvest— A field of greens among the white

    John DeWine and Michele Burns stood amongst the prolific kale of the wood-heated greenhouse at their Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road farmstead, Flying Mouse Farms. Their farm is the only source of local greens for direct purchase in the winter.

    At Flying Mouse Farms in Yellow Springs, there is no off-season.

  • Christmas bird count

    Downy Woodpecker

    Last week’s 2010 Christmas bird count in Glen Helen and the Yellow Springs area yielded a snapshot of the number and variety of winged creatures living among us.

  • TLT secures easement for Harmony Township farm

    Mcnally farm

    Tecumseh Land Trust recently helped Barbara McNally to secure a conservation easement that permanently preserves her 150 acre farm in Harmony Township.

  • Company seeks local oil, gas

    Traffic was disrupted for several days last month just north of Yellow Springs as a large truck took seismic readings of rock formations thousands of feet below the roadways.

  • Company seeks local oil, gas

    Traffic was disrupted for several days last month on West Enon and North Fairfield Roads just north of Yellow Springs as a large truck took seismic readings of rock formations thousands of feet below the roadways.

  • Yellow Springs could recycle more

    Rumpke’s recycling facility on Monument Drive in Dayton whirred with the movement of belts, lifts, pulleys and crushers last month operating to support the sorting, mashing and packaging of waste materials to be shipped off and repurposed for another use. Recycling is alive in Yellow Springs, but it could be better. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs has a relatively good recycling track record; Yellow Springers recycle about twice as much as residents of Germantown and about three times as much as Xenia residents.

  • New firm aims big for local solar

    From left, Scott Lindstrom, Shannon Lindstrom and Paul Wren launched their new company, Yellow Springs Renewable Energy, at a public forum last month. The local company, here with a solar photovoltaic panel, aims to provide residential, commercial and village-scale solar power.

    In October, a new local company, Yellow Springs Renewable Energy, held a public forum to educate the community on the renewable energy revolution taking place in the country and state their goal of leading that renewable energy revolution locally.

  • Living green at Purple Moon Farm

    Sophie Entler and some of her hoofed friends at the Purple Moon Farm, which her parents, James Entler and Jessica Wyant, run on Meredith Road.

    On a recent afternoon, the sheep and goats at Purple Moon Farm are dozing in their pens. A hen wanders by, two middle-sized chicks close behind her; other chickens rest in the shade of the raspberry bushes planted in parallel rows.