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Jul
19
2019
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Land & Environmental Section

  • New ponds at Bath Township biodigester — Ohio EPA seeks comments

    A biodigester four miles west of Yellow Springs is hoping to add two large biosolid storage ponds to its facility. The Ohio EPA is currently seeking comments on the permit application.

  • Heartbeat Learning Gardens — Eat local, heal local

    While harvest day at Heartbeat Learning Gardens always has an air of celebration, last week’s was “bittersweet,” in the words of longtime volunteer MJ Gentile.

  • 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.

  • Good green from 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. 

  • A new farm is hit with tragedy

    Kimball and Stephanie Osborne, with their children, Elli, left, and Alina, in the lush greenhouse at Oasis Aqua Farms in Beavercreek Township last month, before the tornado hit their property. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last month, a whiteboard in the heated greenhouse at Oasis Aqua Farms in Beavercreek Township boasted a variety of fresh, organically grown greens and herbs available that day. Then came the tornado.

  • 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.

  • Walk, talk pollinators with master gardeners

    A bee, covered in pollen, flies from one flower to the next.

    Master Gardeners Terese DeSimio and Macy Reynolds will lead a series of walks focusing on native pollinators this summer. The first walk will be held Sunday, June 16, beginning at the Women’s Park on Corry Street at 1:30 p.m.

  • Group organizing against area industrial solar farm

    A group of neighbors and farmers organizing against a proposed industrial-scale solar farm just outside of Yellow Springs and Clifton are hosting an informational meeting. It will be held Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville.

  • Antioch College’s Earth Week—All are invited to ‘wade in’

    Baoku Moses will perform with the World House Choir in concert Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Foundry Theater, as part of Antioch College’s Earth Week events. (Submitted Photo)

    A series of Earth Day-related events on the Antioch College campus next week  invites the entire community to “Wade In” on environmental justice, particularly in relationship to water.

  • 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.