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Land & Environmental Section :: Page 3
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.
Whitehall Farm was permanently preserved. A local land trust was put on the map. And a community victory still inspires.
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.
At a panel at Antioch College for “Earth Week,” indigenous leaders from the Oglala Lakota, Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, Dakota Wakpala, Northern Cheyenne, Kiowa and Anishinaabe spoke about water protection and other environmental and human rights issues.
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.
Unless new farming practices are adopted, the world has only 60 years of harvests left, the United Nations announced a few years ago.