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Articles About Tecumseh Land Trust

  • Operation Bluebird — YS students monitor nesting boxes

    Operation Bluebird, a collaboration between Yellow Springs Schools and Tecumseh Land Trust that puts McKinney Middle School seventh-graders in the role of “Citizen Scientists” to monitor the activity at local nesting boxes, will resume this spring with a new crop of students. Pictured from last year, from left, are Aamil Wagner, Joaquin Espinosa and Jonathan Garrett. (Submitted photo)

    There’s nothing quite like seeing a bluebird in its environment, especially for bird lovers.

  • Two conferences’ ‘down to earth’ topics

    Tecumseh Land Trust and the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions are hosting back-to-back conferences on land conservation and regenerative agriculture, Thursday–Friday, March 8–9, at McGregor Hall, Antioch College. The conferences are the latest partnership undertaken between TLT and Community Solutions, led respectively by Krista Magaw, left, and Susan Jennings. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Liken them to lichen. Two local nonprofits, akin to how algae and fungi form that symbiotic organism, are working in mutually beneficial ways to transform the local food and farming scene.

  • A day for community giving

    After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.

  • Community Solutions — Agraria vision takes root

    Locally based poet Ed Davis read some of his work during a community dinner in August to celebrate Community Solutions’ Agraria project. The dinner, featuring locally sourced foods, was held in the property’s 7,000-square-foot barn. (Submitted Photo)

    More than six months after the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions signed the necessary papers to purchase its new 128-acre property on the western edge of the village, a comprehensive vision for the land is solidifying.

  • Winds exhibit honors all-important pollinators

    Photographer Dennie Eagleson, a volunteer with Tecumseh Land Trust (left), and TLT Executive Director Krista Magaw recently posed by two of Eagleson’s lumen prints on display in “The Pollinator Show” at The Winds Café through August. A public reception will be Sunday, July 16, 5–7 p.m. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A new art exhibit features works by local and regional artists whose images are inspired by pollinators and the plants that best feed them.

  • BLOG— One Earth, one home

    A collaboration among Community Solutions, Tecumseh Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy was undertaken in 2017 to help restore — and "re-meander" — Jacoby Creek. (Photo via Community Solutions, communitysolution.org/new-gallery)

    Does it have to be said? There is only one way. Only one Earth, only one home. A blue-green marble spinning in space. A reclaimed farm, a re-meandered stream. A deeply grooved old cottonwood growing up from the middle of a marsh.

  • Community Solutions buys half of Arnovitz farm

    Leaders and supporters of Community Solutions celebrated the nonprofit's new land holdings Thursday night. Community Solutions bought 128 acres of land on the western edge of Yellow Springs at auction on March 16, paying $655,000 for two of nine parcels up for sale. All parcels of the 267-acre Arnovitz farm were sold to a total of seven buyers. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    All nine parcels of the Arnovitz farm were sold at auction Thursday, March 16. Nearly half the land was purchased by Community Solutions, which plans to establish a center for regenerative agriculture on the property and relocate its offices there.

  • Sale puts farmland at risk

    The 267-acre Arnovitz property is slated to go to auction March 16 in nine parcels. (YS News map)

    At Village Council’s Feb. 21 meeting, a villager and Village Council member urged villagers to come together in an effort to preserve farmland at risk of development on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

  • Next steps on CBE land

    Village Council at its Oct. 3 meeting again took up the subject of the proposed utilities extension to the entrance of the CBE land; Council appeared ready to move ahead on the utilities extension.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust hopes to secure 10 farms

    Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw leads a hike on one of the numerous properties for which the trust has helped secure a conservation easement. The trust is working to purchase up to 10 properties this year and is hoping to solicit donations and new members to help with the operating costs associated with the process. (Submitted Photo)

    The Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, is working to secure easements for 10 family farms within the year.

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