Oct
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2019
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Articles About environmental sustainability

  • A look at Antioch Farm— ‘The fruits of our labor’

    On a June morning this year, local photographer James Luckett captured the chickens, geese and ducks on the Antioch farm. Luckett is now an assistant chef in the Antioch kitchens. (Submitted Photo by James Luckett)

    The concept of sustainability has been central to Antioch’s mission since its rebirth in 2011. And the farm remains at the heart of the school’s curriculum and identity.

  • Bugs life: EnviroFlight’s open house

    EnviroFlight CEO Liz Koutsos spoke to local residents and area officials at a tour of the company’s facility in Yellow Springs last Tuesday. About 40 local residents attended the event, which ended in a gathering at the nearby YS Brewery. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    EnviroFlight CEO Liz Koutsos spoke to local residents and area officials at a tour of the company’s facility in Yellow Springs last Tuesday.

  • Heaving a ball at Agraria

    Two weeks ago, 36 educators from public schools in Yellow Springs, Xenia, Fairborn, Springfield, and Dayton attended a two-day workshop at Agraria to create lesson plans around concepts like soil, regenerative agriculture and ecological restoration. Here, the educators threw “seed balls” (Submitted photo)

    Two weeks ago, 36 educators from public schools in Yellow Springs, Xenia, Fairborn, Springfield, and Dayton attended a two-day workshop at Agraria.

  • Company turns trash into treasure

    Matthew Lawson sees a treasure trove of biodiversity in rotting organic waste. His company, Trillium Organic Services, will soon offer curbside composting in the Village. (Submitted Photo )

    Matthew Lawson is passionate about compost. Where some see stinky, rotting waste, Lawson sees a renewable resource. What is worthless trash to some is, to him, a rich biodiversity.

  • Antioch College recognized for sustainability practices

    The college’s first crew of four-legged lawnmowers in 2015, shown with Farm Manager Kat Christen and then-student and Farm Assistant Alli King. (YS News file photo)

    Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving a second-place rating in top performing institutions for grounds.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seeking ways to keep bees buzzing

    Nadia Malarkey is relaunching the Yellow Springs Pollinator Regeneration Project with a free talk on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Antioch University Midwest main auditorium. Malarkey, a landscape designer, will teach homeowners how to address the plight of pollinators with eco-friendly landscaping practices. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The plight of the bumblebee is never far from Nadia Malarkey’s mind, whether  gardening at her West Whiteman Street home, designing properties around town for her landscaping business, or researching pesticide-free lawn care strategies for the Village of Yellow Springs as part of the Environmental Commission.

  • 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.

  • Fixing up ‘stuff,’ building bonds

    Deborah Dillon brought her “chirping” 46-year-old clock radio to last Saturday’s Repair Café, a free event for repairing household items such as clothing, furniture, lamps, computers and other small electronics. Duard Headley, also pictured, was one of the volunteer “fixers.” The Repair Café was organized by Kat Walter of YS Time Exchange. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Twenty-five people brought items ranging from laptops to old slippers to electric boot driers to the recent Repair Café at the Bryan Center, organized by the Yellow Springs Time Exchange. There were nine volunteer “fixers” on hand to help.