Village Life Section :: Page 31

  • 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.

  • Local kale for the K–12 crowd? Lessons in fresh food service

    Three years into the Columbus-area school’s local food initiative, its cafeteria regularly serves up healthy meals prepared on-site using raw, organic ingredients, about 40 percent of which are sourced from within 125 miles of the school.

  • Lucky local wins Senior Center raffle

    Alicia Erfe happily accepts the keys to the new 2004 Toyota Siena she won at a raffle at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Handing her the keys is Beth Hertz, who donated the car, while Barbara Hammond of the Senior Center looks on. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local resident Alicia Erfe won the 2004 Toyota Siena mini-van in the Yellow Springs Senior Center raffle last week.

  • 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.

  • A therapy dog in need of some help

    Diane Davis is trying to raise $2,500 for surgery for her certified therapy Sheltie/Corgi mix, Raskel, who has a congenital malformation in her leg that makes walking painful. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Recently, Diane Davis discovered that her dog has a congenital malformation on her left knee, which causes pain and lameness. Consequently, Raskel can’t walk on slippery hospital floors like other service dogs.

  • Get your greens at the winter market

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    The Yellow Springs Winter Farmers Market, located in the basement of the United Methodist Church, is now open each Saturday from 9–noon. Villagers who go can purchase fresh greens, root vegetables and a variety of other local foods.

  • Connect through yoga to goals for the new year

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    Jen Ater will lead a yoga workshop at the library this Saturday to welcome in the new year.

  • 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.

  • Village life— Extreme weather; Census changes

    2011 Year in review: Village life

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