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Articles About Tecumseh Land Trust

  • Sunflower field to receive VIDA award

    The Village of Yellow Springs Arts and Culture Commission will present the Village Inspiration & Design Award, or VIDA, to Dave and Sharen Neuhardt for the sunflower field, which they first planted in 2002.

  • Good green, bad green

    Not all green is “green.” That’s the message from local land managers who are combating a host of non-native invasive plant species that menace locally preserved and reclaimed lands. 

  • Growing local—Coming home to their cows

    Scott and Jillian Marshall are in their seventh year of raising beef cattle at their West Jackson Road farm a few miles northeast of the village. The local farmers — who still have their day jobs — love caring for the cows, teaching their children about the cycle of life and serving customers with antibiotic-free, mostly grass-fed beef. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Although agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry, most of what is grown in the state is not consumed here.

  • Food justice the focus of Dayton food & farming conference

    Food justice is the focus of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 40th annual conference, Feb. 14–16 at the Dayton Convention Center.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust to host resource fair

    The Jacoby Greenbelt west of the village contains the largest concentration of properties that the Village, working with the Tecumseh Land Trust, hopes to preserve permanently as agricultural and conservation land. (Map by YS News; data courtesy of Tecumseh Land Trust)

    Land and water preservation and management, soil conservation and other environmental matters will be explored at the Landowner Resource Fair hosted by the Tecumseh Land Trust this weekend. 

  • Soybean, corn farmers challenged by price drops

    Several local farmers cited Chinese tariffs on soybeans and an anticipated robust harvest as factors contributing to significantly lower prices for local crops, which spell diminished profits for farmers. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While they differ in their assessment of causes, several local farmers agree on their current situation: it’s a challenging time to be a farmer in Ohio.

  • Council weighs greenbelt against growth

    Village Council briefly discussed which properties should be preserved as greenspace, and which should be kept available for potential future housing development.

  • Grounding vision of resilience at Agraria

    Community Solutions Executive Director Susan Jennings looked out at the Agraria farm from the renovated barn at the 128-acre property just west of the village. Community Solutions’ annual meeting will be at Agraria on Saturday, July 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On the property Community Solutions purchased last year, the 75-year-old local nonprofit wants to model regenerative agriculture as part of its mission to create resilient communities in the face of climate change.

  • Juke Joint: Dave Chappelle’s gift to Yellow Springs

    Comedian Dave Chappelle joined in with harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet and The Band with No Name at the recent Juke Joint, held Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, at a barn at Whitehall Farm. It was the third Juke Joint presented by Chappelle; the event offered locals and visitors a night of music and dancing. (Submitted Photo by Matieu Bitton)

    For the third time, comedian and local resident Dave Chappelle threw a star-studded barn party in the village, a night of copious covers, musical improvisation, surprise guest stars and hot and sweaty dancing.

  • 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.