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Land & Environmental Section :: Page 3
If you see something green in winter, it’s probably wintercreeper, a non-native invasive species of euonymus. Asian bittersweet is a little harder to identify. It’s most noticeable in the fall, when its leaves are off and bright red berries and yellow seed capsules make the plant attractive to some.
In the countryside southeast of Yellow Springs, an area of rolling farmland dotted with homes and barns may someday be the site of a massive solar array.
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.
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.
Two weeks ago, 36 educators from public schools in Yellow Springs, Xenia, Fairborn, Springfield, and Dayton attended a two-day workshop at Agraria.
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.
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.
Although agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry, most of what is grown in the state is not consumed here.
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.
Around 11 p.m. on Monday, May 27, Yellow Springs residents were roused from their beds by the whine of tornado sirens as the National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency for Yellow Springs.