Land & Environmental Section :: Page 5

  • Local residents buy Barr property

    Jim Hammond and Randy Gifford have teamed up, with help from friends and family, to reopen an expanded Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast. The mill will also hold open house hours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Last week two local residents purchased the Barr property located on the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street.

  • Villagers to protest garden removal

    Marilyn Van Eaton weeds a large area of perennial plants that she tends in front of her Lawson Place residence. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    After two months of attempted negotiation with Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority, the residents of Lawson Place are scheduled to lose their gardens on Monday, Oct. 1. To protest the removal of these gardens, a group of villagers is planning a rally and march on Sunday, Sept. 9

  • Photo contest deadline soon; but be safe!

    The sunflowers in the field just north of Yellow Springs are a big draw this time of year. Shown above are several women from Columbus who last year took time to photograph the flowers just after attending a yoga workshop in town.

    The deadline for the Tecumseh Land Trust Sunflower Photo Competition is Sept. 14. However, those slowing down to look at the sunflowers in the field just north of Yellow Springs should do so with care, as two recent accidents have been linked to sunflower-gawkers.

  • TLT hosts two farm tours

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    The Tecumseh Land Trust will host a tour of two modern farming operations on Sunday.

  • Tour Lawson Place gardens

    Daniel Pearson planted a low-maintenance cover crop of violets in the backyard of his Lawson Place residence. The violets don’t need to be mowed, keep the ground from getting waterlogged and provide a tasty treat to Pearson, he said. Pearson worries herbicides will be used to kill the vegetation, which is out of compliance with the property owners, Greene Metropolitian Housing Authority. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Friends of the Lawson Place gardens invite the community to attend a garden tour on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.

  • Council considers drilling ordinance— Ban would be first in Ohio

    Yellow Springs, though far from the epicenter of natural gas fracking in Ohio, could nevertheless become the first town in the state to ban all oil and gas drilling and waste wells within its municipal limits through passage of what is described as rights-based legislation.

  • Yellow Springs youth lead their cattle to fair glory

    Austin Pence with a show steer.

    Yellow Springs and Miami Township youth showed the animals they raised this year at this week’s Greene County Fair.

  • Drought affects crops, lawns

    The soybeans at Craig Corry’s Miami Township farm only reach to his knees, when they should be nearly waist high at this point in the season. The moderate drought in the Dayton area has stunted the growth of area soybeans and corn, threatening to cut into yields. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The hot and dry weather this summer has no doubt stressed local homeowners whose lawns have turned brown from lack of rain. But even more stressed are area crops.

  • Choice of replacement trees complex

    “The right tree for the right location” is a phrase oft repeated by arborists dispensing long-term landscaping advice. It was used several times last week by those focused on deciding how to replace the trees that line the downtown.

  • If pears are removed, what should succeed them?

    Crimson spire oak trees line a city street.

    Local arborists suggested a few species of trees that might possibly be effective replacements for the Bradford pears downtown.