Land & Environmental Section :: Page 8

  • Drilling effects on groundwater questioned

    Despite a yearlong campaign by Yellow Springs and Miami Township residents and environmental activists urging that area landowners not lease their land for oil and gas drilling, three residents northwest of the village in Miami Township have signed lease agreements.

  • Glen trails get makeover

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    When spring comes and Glen Helen fills up with hikers, they may notice that the nature preserve is easier to traverse, with new stairs, boardwalks and rails along its most-traveled trail.

  • Cultivating global green thumbs

    Local garden designer Nadia Malarkey and arborist Bob Moore have teamed up with two organic farmers to put on a free educational series on environmentally friendly landscaping. At sessions on Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27, villagers can learn how to create biodiverse, carbon-neutral and chemical-free landscapes in their yards. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    For many, yard work can be a chore. For Nadia Malarkey, the care and cultivation of her backyard labyrinth of trees, vines and plants is perennially a joy. At their best, gardens can be places of respite, connection and, above all, environmental stewardship.

  • At winter market, greens in the gray

    A good crowd turned out for the first winter farm market of the season last Saturday, held in the basement of the United Methodist church. Shown above, market co-organizer Amy Magnus buys some fresh greens from the produce of Patchwork Farm near Trotwood, helped by Patchwork employee Kate Salatin. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Yellow Springs Winter Farmers Marketlaunched its third season last Saturday, Jan. 7, in the basement of the First Methodist Church.

  • 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.

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